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Surgeon Who Can’t Perform Surgeries May Not be “Totally Disabled,” Says Court

In our previous post, we looked how one California court analyzed the interpretation of “total disability” as applied to a gynecologist’s claim for disability benefits.  In this post, we look at another California case, Gross v. UnumProvident Life Ins. Co., … Continue reading

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Disability Insurance Doctors Must Exercise Reasonable Care

In Arizona, although a formal doctor-patient relationship does not exist between an Independent Medical Examination (IME) doctor and a disability claimant, the IME doctor may still be liable if he fails to exercise reasonable care while administering the IME.  Ritchie v. … 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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