Insurer Did Not Consider All Factors Before Terminating Benefits, Federal Judge Says

Mealey's (March 10, 2016, 1:15 PM EST) -- HARRISON, Ark. — A disability insurer abused its discretion in terminating a claimant’s long-term disability (LTD) benefits because the insurer failed to consider that the claimant’s dependence on pain medication prevented her from working in the nursing field even if the nursing job was a sedentary position, an Arkansas federal judge said March 7 (Brenda K. Mackey v. Liberty Life Assurance Company of Boston, No. 15-3004, W.D. Ark.; 2016 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 28623).

(Opinion available. Document #17-160314-012Z.)

Brenda Mackey was employed as a registered nurse (RN)...
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