Understanding patients' and dentists' perspectives in dental trauma management: a mixed methods study - Ode W, Lopez V, Wong ML, Schou L, Yu VSH.
BACKGROUND/AIM: Patients suffering dental trauma are unprepared for the disability challenge and necessary rehabilitation, while a traumatic event places an expanded demand on the dentist who is focused on treating disease. The aim of this study was to exa... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 18, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Temporal trends in impairments of physical function among older adults during 2001-16 in Sweden: towards a healthier ageing - Santoni G, Angleman SB, Ek S, Heiland EG, Lagergren M, Fratiglioni L, Welmer AK.
BACKGROUND: a trend towards decline in disability has been reported in older adults, but less is known about corresponding temporal trends in measured physical functions. OBJECTIVE: to verify these trends during 2001-16 in an older Swedish populati... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 18, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Biopsychosocial factors associated with non-recovery after a minor transport-related injury: a systematic review - Samoborec S, Ruseckaite R, Ayton D, Evans S.
BACKGROUND: Globally, road transport accidents contribute significantly to mortality and burden of disability. Up to 50 million people suffer a transport-related non-fatal injury each year, which often leads to long-term disability. A substantial number of... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 18, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Senate Set to Vote on Bill Strengthening SNAP
The bill would cut paperwork for some older Americans and people with disabilities. ... Senate leaders hope to vote on it before the July 4 recess. (Source: AARP.org News)
Source: AARP.org News - June 17, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Association between stairs in the home and instrumental activities of daily living among community-dwelling older adults - Tomioka K, Kurumatani N, Hosoi H.
BACKGROUND: There is insufficient evidence regarding the relationship of home environment with functional capacity among community-dwelling older people without disabilities. We conducted a population-based longitudinal cohort study and examined whether st... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 16, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

The youngster challenging children's perceptions of disability
Paddy and his mum visit schools to help challenge children's perceptions of disability. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - June 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Construction and validation of content of one instrument to assess falls in the elderly - Silveira MB, Saldanha RP, Leite JCC, Silva TOFD, Silva T, Filippin LI.
OBJECTIVE: To develop and validate the content of the online Questionnaire for Fall Risk Assessment in the Elderly. METHODS: The instrument was developed based on the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF) of the W... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 15, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Disability Inclusion: NIH All of Us Research Program
June 21, 2018 2:00-3:00pm ET.(Association of University Centers on Disabilities) (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - June 15, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Leading health organizations collaborate with industry on new initiative to combat growing diabetes
(American Heart Association) The American Heart Association (AHA) and the American Diabetes Association (ADA) today announced the start of a new multi-year collaborative initiative supported by founding sponsors Boehringer Ingelheim, Eli Lilly and Company (Lilly), and Novo Nordisk. The initiative's goal is to help people with type 2 diabetes reduce their risk of disability and death due to cardiovascular events such as heart attack and stroke. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 15, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Mom's Facebook post to man who publicly shamed her son with autism goes viral
On June 10, Ashley Wright took her two kids to the Riverview Park and Zoo in Peterborough. Wright's 13 year old son Logan is on the autism spectrum and has other disabilities. "Why do people bring kids like that out in public?" a man yelled at her. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - June 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Toronto Source Type: news

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Supreme Court Upholds Ohio's Voter-Registration Purge
Many older voters, particularly those with disabilities or from low-income backgrounds, could be removed from the rolls and face difficulties reregistering. (Source: AARP.org News)
Source: AARP.org News - June 14, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Roche announces new OCREVUS (ocrelizumab) data on long-term disability benefits in primary progressive multiple sclerosis and initiation of two global studies in progressive multiple sclerosis
Roche today announced that new OCREVUS (ocrelizumab) data will be presented at the 4th Congress of the European Academy of Neurology (EAN) from 16 June to 19 June in Lisbon, Portugal. (Source: Roche Media News)
Source: Roche Media News - June 14, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Roche announces new OCREVUS (ocrelizumab) data on long-term disability benefits in primary progressive multiple sclerosis and initiation of two global studies in progressive multiple sclerosis
Roche today announced that new OCREVUS (ocrelizumab) data will be presented at the 4th Congress of the European Academy of Neurology (EAN) from 16 June to 19 June in Lisbon, Portugal. (Source: Roche Investor Update)
Source: Roche Investor Update - June 14, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

OWCP: Black Lung Benefits Act: Medical Benefit Payments
This final rule revises the regulations under the Black Lung Benefits Act governing the payment of medical benefits and maintains the level of care available to miners. The final rule establishes methods for determining the amounts that the Black Lung Disability Trust Fund will pay for covered medical services and treatments provided to entitled miners to more accurately reflect prevailing community rates for authorized treatments and services. In addition, it eliminates two provisions considered obsolete. This rule will be effective August 31, 2018. (Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - June 14, 2018 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Over 200 Common Drugs May Cause Depression, Report Warns
CHICAGO (CBS Local) – Health professionals are issuing a disturbing warning about common medications after finding that hundreds of drugs are putting people at risk for developing depression. A new study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association estimates that more than a third of U.S. adults use prescription drugs that list depression or suicide as potential side effects. Over 200 commonly used medications studied include birth control pills, blood pressure medications, heart medications, antacids, and painkillers. The study found that using multiple medications increased the r...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - June 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News Depression Local TV Prescription Drugs talkers Source Type: news

Malawi:Malawi to Commemorate International Albinism Day
[Malawi News Agency] Minister of Gender, Children, Disability and Social Welfare, Dr. Jean Kalilani Tuesday disclosed that Malawi would commemorate this year's International Albinism Awareness Day (IAAD) on June 23, 2018. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 13, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Negative Pressure Wound Tx No Benefit for Lower Limb Open Fx
WEDNESDAY, June 13, 2018 -- Use of a negative pressure wound therapy (NPWT) for severe open fracture of the lower limb is not associated with improved self-rated disability at 12 months, compared with standard wound dressing, according to a study... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - June 13, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Falls in older patients with cancer undergoing surgery: prevalence and association with geriatric syndromes and levels of disability assessed in preoperative evaluation - Fahimnia S, Mirhedayati Roudsari H, Doucette J, Shahrokni A.
Falls are common among older adults. However, not much is known about the prevalence of falls among older patients with cancer. In 2015, older patients with cancer referred to Geriatrics service for preoperative evaluation were assessed for fall history, b... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 13, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Disability and quality of life 20  years after traumatic brain injury - Andelic N, Howe EI, Hellstrøm T, Sanchez MF, Lu J, Løvstad M, Røe C.
OBJECTIVES: The study describes functional outcomes and health-related quality of life (HRQL) in patients with traumatic brain injury (TBI) 20  years postinjury. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Forty-four survivors who acquired moderate and severe TBI durin... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 13, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Understanding the impact of mild traumatic brain injury on veteran service-connected disability: results from Chronic Effects of Neurotrauma Consortium - Dismuke-Greer CE, Nolen TL, Nowak K, Hirsch S, Pogoda TK, Agyemang AA, Carlson KF, Belanger HG, Kenney K, Troyanskaya M, Walker WC.
We examined the as... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 13, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

U.S. Department of Labor Issues New Rule to Update Payment Of Medical Benefits Under Black Lung Benefits Act
The U.S. Department of Labor's (DOL) Office of Workers' Compensation Programs (OWCP) published a final rule under the Black Lung Benefits Act, which provides compensation and payment for medical services to miners who are totally disabled due to pneumoconiosis, or black lung disease. The new regulations adopt industry-standard payment formulas, codify the black lung program's current payment practice for prescription drug payments, and its bill-processing procedures. (Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center - June 13, 2018 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

First clinical trial to recognize the needs of severely disabled MS patients
(Queen Mary University of London) A new clinical trial testing a disease-modifying drug for multiple sclerosis (MS) will be the first in the world to recognise the importance of wheelchair users retaining the use of their hands. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 13, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Everyone has'a moral imperative' to uphold the rights of persons with disabilities, says UN chief
Cementing and protecting the rights of around 1.5 billion people around the world in accordance with the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities is a “moral imperative” said United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres on Tuesday. (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - June 12, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Namibia:Medical Aid Scheme Members' Dependants to Submit Proof
[Namibian] The Ministry of Finance intends to terminate the memberships of dependants of Public Service Employee Medical Aid Scheme (Psemas) beneficiaries who are older than 21 and not studying or mentally or physically disabled. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 12, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Enabling participation for disabled young people: study protocol - Carroll P, Witten K, Calder-Dawe O, Smith M, Kearns R, Asiasiga L, Lin J, Kayes N, Mavoa S.
BACKGROUND: Participation in community life is vital for health and wellbeing, promoting a sense of belonging, networks of social support and opportunities for physical activity. Disabled young people have lower levels of mobility and participation in recr... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 12, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

The disaster information needs of families of children with special healthcare needs: a scoping review - Hipper TJ, Davis R, Massey PM, Turchi RM, Lubell KM, Pechta LE, Rose DA, Wolkin A, Brise ño L, Franks JL, Chernak E.
Families with children who have access and mobility challenges, chronic illness, or intellectual or developmental disabilities require targeted messages before, during, and after disasters to ensure that they understand risks to their children's health and... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 12, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Secondary brain injury: predicting and preventing insults - Lazaridis C, Rusin CG, Robertson CS.
Mortality or severe disability affects the majority of patients after severe traumatic brain injury (TBI). Adherence to the brain trauma foundation guidelines has overall improved outcomes; however, traditional as well as novel interventions towards intrac... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 12, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Temple scientists eradicate cancer cells through dual targeting of DNA repair mechanisms
(Temple University Health System) BRCA proteins serve a critical role in cellular DNA repair, but when mutated they allow genetic error replication, facilitating cancer development. If the repair system is disabled in cancer cells, they use backup repair mechanisms and adapt to alternative repair pathways, a survival mode that underlies their ability to evade targeted drug therapies.Now, Temple scientists show it's possible to eliminate at least two backup repair mechanisms at the same time using two targeted therapies. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - June 12, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

More cuts to care on way - council chiefs
Vulnerable elderly and disabled people will lose out, campaigners warn, as councils feel the squeeze. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - June 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The 'invisible' needs of women with disabilities in transportation systems - Iudici A, Bertoli L, Faccio E.
Women with disabilities are among those who suffer most from sexual assault in transit environments. This paper offers a review of international literature concerning women's victimisation and safety in transit environments with focus on (a) the concept of... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 11, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Disability through an inclusive lens: disaster risk reduction in schools - Ronoh S.
PURPOSE The purpose of this paper is to use an inclusive lens to explore pathways and considers, through the voices of children and adult participants, the complexities in implementing effective disaster risk reduction (DRR) in schools comprising ch... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 11, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

UR Medicine Recognized for Excellence in Stroke Care
The American Heart Association/American Stroke Association (AHA/ASA) has once again honored the UR Medicine Strong Memorial Hospital for having achieved the highest standard of care for stroke. This award identifies hospitals that provide care that can speed the recovery and reduce death and disability for stroke patients. (Source: University of Rochester Medical Center Press Releases)
Source: University of Rochester Medical Center Press Releases - June 11, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: University of Rochester Medical Center Source Type: news

From the field – Rehabilitating lives in Tanzania
A 15-year old girl from the East African country, Tanzania, says an operation to correct a facial disability means that she can “look forward to a future when I am not laughed at.” (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - June 11, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

FROM THE FIELD: Rehabilitating lives in Tanzania
A 15-year old girl from the East African country, Tanzania, says an operation to correct a facial disability means that she can “look forward to a future when I am not laughed at.” (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - June 11, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Issues Of Fact Exist As To Whether Disability Insurer Properly Denied Claim
SAN FRANCISCO - The Ninth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals on May 31 reversed a district court's ruling in favor of a disability insurer after determining that genuine issues of fact exists regarding whether the insurer improperly denied the claim before the amount of time to submit additional materials had expired (Narciso Cuaresma Jr. v. Farmers Group Disability Income Plan, et al., No. 16-16946, 9th Cir., 2018 U.S. App. LEXIS 14368). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Disability Insurance Legal News)
Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Disability Insurance Legal News - June 11, 2018 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

Disability Insurer's Denial Of Claims Was Reasonable, Federal Judge Determines
CHICAGO - A disability insurer's denial of short-term disability (STD) and long-term disability (LTD) benefits was reasonable as the insurer undertook a thorough review of the claims for benefits, an Illinois federal judge said May 15 in granting the insurer's motion for summary judgment (Shirley Lacko v. United of Omaha Life Insurance Co., No. 17-2100, N.D. Ill., 2018 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 81117). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Disability Insurance Legal News)
Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Disability Insurance Legal News - June 11, 2018 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

Woman Asks 4th Circuit To Reverse Disability Insurance Benefit Ruling
RICHMOND, Va. - A North Carolina woman is asking the Fourth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals to reverse a lower court's ruling regarding her disability insurance coverage claim because benefit increases that she purchased on her policy were wrongly retracted when the insurer initially denied her claim and then later elected to pay benefits to a retroactive date (Jessica Slice-Sadler v. Principal Life Insurance Company, No. 17-2249, 4th Cir.). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Disability Insurance Legal News)
Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Disability Insurance Legal News - June 11, 2018 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

Disability Claimant Alleges Denials Were Based On Profit-Making Motive
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. - A disability insurer breached its contract and acted in bad faith when it terminated a claimant's short-term disability (STD) benefits and denied a claim for long-term disability (LTD) benefits because the decisions were based on a profit-making motive rather than the evidence of the claimant's disability, the claimant alleges in a May 14 complaint filed in Tennessee federal court (Janet Mitchell v. Unum Life Insurance Company of America, et al., No. 18-94, E.D. Tenn.). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Disability Insurance Legal News)
Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Disability Insurance Legal News - June 11, 2018 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

Former Newspaper Reporter Entitled To Retroactive Disability Benefits, Judge Says
NEWARK, N.J. - A New Jersey federal judge on May 31 determined that a former newspaper reporter is entitled to short-term disability and long-term disability benefits under a disability plan issued by his employer because the wealth of medical evidence supports a finding that the claimant is disabled as a result of chronic fatigue syndrome under the terms of the plan and unable to perform the duties of his own occupation (Brian Vastag v. Prudential Insurance Company of America, No. 15-6197, D. N.J., 2018 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 91458). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Disability Insurance Legal News)
Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Disability Insurance Legal News - June 11, 2018 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

Disability Claimant Capable Of Performing Sedentary Work, Judge Determines
OAKLAND, Calif. - A California federal judge on May 11 determined that a disability insurer properly denied a claimant long-term disability benefits under a plan's any-occupation standard because the evidence supports the insurer's finding that the claimant was capable of performing sedentary work (Dave Nagy v. Hartford Life and Accident Insurance Co., et al., No. 16-5309, N.D. Calif., 2018 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 80278). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Disability Insurance Legal News)
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Cause Of Disability Incorrectly Classified As Sickness Rather Than Injury
PHOENIX - An Arizona federal judge on May 29 granted an insured's motion for summary judgment after determining that a disability insurer incorrectly classified the insured's disability as resulting from a sickness rather than from an accidental injury because the insured was not totally disabled by a pre-existing degenerative disc disease until after the accidental injury occurred (Thomas Scott Wood v. Provident Life and Accident Insurance Co., No. 17-2330, D. Ariz., 2018 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 89056). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Disability Insurance Legal News)
Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Disability Insurance Legal News - June 11, 2018 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

Termination Of LTD Benefits Based On Policy Limitation Was Reasonable
ALEXANDRIA, Va. - A Virginia federal judge on May 29 granted a disability insurer's motion for summary judgment after determining that the insurer's termination of benefits based on the policy's mental and nervous disorder limitation was reasonable and not an abuse of discretion (Roger D. Shepard v. Liberty Life Assurance Company of Boston, No. 17-1055, E.D. Va., 2018 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 89241). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Disability Insurance Legal News)
Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Disability Insurance Legal News - June 11, 2018 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

Former NFL Player Files Class Action, Alleges Plan Breached Fiduciary Duties
NEW YORK - A former National Football League player on May 22 filed suit in New York federal court, alleging that the NFL's retirement plan and its fiduciaries duty violated the Employee Retirement Income Security Act by refusing to reclassify players' disability benefits as football degenerative (FD) benefits despite evidence showing that the disabilities suffered by players were caused by numerous hits to the head and concussions sustained while playing in the NFL (Christopher Hudson, et al., v. National Football League Management Council, et al., No. 18-4483, S.D. N.Y.). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Disabili...
Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Disability Insurance Legal News - June 11, 2018 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

Breach Of Fiduciary Claim Dismissed; Recovery Of Benefits Is Adequate Remedy
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - An Alabama federal judge on May 30 granted a disability insurer's motion to dismiss a claimant's breach of fiduciary duty claim after determining that the claim seeking recovery of benefits under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act provides an adequate remedy to the claimant (Carol H. Stewart v. Hartford Life& Accident Insurance Co., No. 17-1423, N.D. Ala., 2018 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 89508). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Disability Insurance Legal News)
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High Court's Review Of 9th Circuit's Offset Ruling Not Warranted, Plan Says
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Supreme Court should deny a disability claimant's petition for writ of certiorari in a dispute over the offsetting of a claimant's long-term disability (LTD) benefits to account for Social Security disability income (SSDI) benefits received on behalf of the claimant's dependents because the plan administrators applied the language of the LTD plan as written, the defendants maintain in a May 25 response brief (Susan Rene Jones v. Merck Sharpe& Dohme Corp., et al., No. 17-1478, U.S. Sup.). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Disability Insurance Legal News)
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District Court Correctly Dismissed Disability Claimant's Suit, Panel Says
SAN FRANCISCO - A district court did not abuse its discretion in dismissing a disability claimant's amended complaint because the prelitigation costs and attorney fees sought by the claimant are not available as equitable relief under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act, the Ninth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals said May 31 (Larry A. Benson v. Life Insurance Company of North America, No. 17-55253, 9th Cir., 2018 U.S. App. LEXIS 14367). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Disability Insurance Legal News)
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ERISA Prohibited Transaction Claims Alleged Against Disability Insurer Dismissed
WASHINGTON, D.C. - A District of Columbia federal judge on June 6 dismissed claims alleging that a short-term disability (STD) insurance provider violated the Employee Retirement Income Security Act by engaging in prohibited transactions after determining that the plan's trustees failed to prove that the insurer engaged in any transactions that are prohibited under ERISA (Joseph Sellers Jr., et al., v. Anthem Life Insurance Co., No. 16-2428, D. D.C., 2018 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 95278). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Disability Insurance Legal News)
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Magistrate Judge Recommends Dismissing State Law Claims, Says They Are Preempted
SACRAMENTO, Calif. - A California federal judge on June 4 recommended dismissing a disability claimant's state law claims because the state law claims are preempted under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (Jerome Clay v. AT&T Umbrella Benefit Plan No. 3, No. 17-749, E.D. Calif., 2018 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 93784). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Disability Insurance Legal News)
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Disability Claimants Seek High Court's Review Of Service-Of-Suit Ruling
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Supreme Court should grant a petition for writ of certiorari because the Colorado Supreme Court's dismissal of two long-term disability insurance lawsuits based on the failure to serve the proper parties has widened an existing conflict between federal courts of appeal regarding whether a benefit plan governed by the Employee Retirement Income Security Act is a proper defendant, the petitioners argue in their May 11 brief filed in the high court (Brenda Olivar v. Public Service Employee Credit Union Long Term Disability Plan, and Caroline Burton, et al. v. Colorado Access, et al., No. 17-1543, U...
Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Disability Insurance Legal News - June 11, 2018 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news