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Women with Disabilities Suffer Greater Risks than Men

A new study by The State Farm Center for Women & Financial Services at The American College indicates women have a higher risk of suffering both physically and financially from disability than men.  One statistic in the study shows women … Continue reading

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Disability Insurance and the Specialized Anesthesiologist: Understanding and Protecting Your Investment

By Edward O. Comitz, Esq. and Patrick T. Stanley; Published in Anesthesiology News As the practice of medicine has evolved and become increasingly more complex and specialized, many physicians no longer describe themselves as simply doctors or surgeons, or even … Continue reading

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Disability Insurance Claim Law Firm Comitz | Beethe Ranked Among Top 5 Boutique Law Firms In Arizona

The disability insurance claim law firm of Comitz | Beethe was named in Ranking Arizona: The Best of Arizona Business as among the top 5 boutique law firms in Arizona for 2011.  Every year, Arizona Business Magazine lists the top companies with … Continue reading

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The 10 Biggest Legal Mistakes Physicians Make When Filing a Disability Claim (Mistake #1)

We have been counting down the list of the 10 Biggest Legal Mistakes Physicians Make When Filing a Claim for Disability. Today we post the number one mistake physicians make when filing a disability claim. MISTAKE NO. 1: Failing to … Continue reading

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The 10 Biggest Legal Mistakes Physicians Make When Filing a Disability Claim (Mistake #2)

Continuing with the list of the Ten Biggest Legal Mistakes Physicians Make is Mistake #2. MISTAKE NO. 2: Misunderstanding the Definitions of “Disability” and “Occupation” The definition of “disability” varies from policy to policy, as there is no standardization among … Continue reading

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The 10 Biggest Legal Mistakes Physicians Make When Filing a Disability Claim (Mistake #4)

MISTAKE NO. 4: Blindly Attending an Independent Medical Exam   Insurers may ask physicians to agree to undergo an “independent” medical examination, where the insurer chooses and pays the person conducting the examination. This person may not even be a … Continue reading

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The 10 Biggest Legal Mistakes Physicians Make When Filing a Disability Claim (Mistake #8)

Next in the series of the the 10 Biggest Legal Mistakes Physicians Make When Filing a Claim for Disability is Mistake #8: MISTAKE NO. 8: Ignoring the Possibility of Surveillance Insurers commonly use surveillance to catch physicians who have filed … Continue reading

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In Today’s Uncertain Financial Environment, How Difficult Will It Be for You to Collect on Your Disability Policy?

In the July/August 2010 edition of The Journal of Medical Practice Management, Ed Comitz discusses the difficulties that physicians face in collecting under their disability insurance policies in today’s economy. The full article is indexed in Medline and can also … Continue reading

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Regulate Yourself: Physicians Underreport Impaired Colleagues

A study by the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) suggests that physicians often do not report colleagues suffering from a disability. Patients are instead forced to rely upon their doctor’s own assessment of his health; this can endanger patients … Continue reading

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Ed Comitz Publishes “Disability Insurance and the Specialized Anesthesiologist”

Ed Comitz recently published an article, “Disability Insurance and the Specialized Anesthesiologist,” in Anesthesiology News. The article discusses how sub-specialized anesthesiologists can collect on their own-occupation disability insurance policies despite working in a new sub-specialty. Read:   Disability Insurance and the Specialized Anesthesiologist

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