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What You Should NEVER Ask Your Doctor To Do | Disability Law Show TV – S1 E6

Episode Summary

TOP 3 THINGS YOU SHOULD NEVER ASK YOUR DOCTOR TO DO and more on Season 1 Episode 6 of the Disability Law Show with disability lawyers Sivan Tumarkin and James K. Fireman, partners at Samfiru Tumarkin LLP.

Watch above to discover the steps you need to take when the insurance company cuts off or denies your long-term disability claim in Ontario, British Columbia, or Alberta, on the only disability law show on TV and radio in Canada.

Episode Notes

LTD for PTSD, Charged by Other Lawyer

I was denied long-term disability benefits for PTSD. I had another disability law firm help me appeal the decision with the insurance company, which cost me $9,000. The appeal went nowhere. Should I appeal again?

Sivan explains why appeals through your insurance provider often go nowhere.

The segment starts at 1:34

Forced to Return to Work Before Surgery

I’m on disability due to medical reasons, but my insurer is insisting I return to work. I’m scheduled for surgery, but the insurance company is trying to get me back to work before that. I’m struggling to do everything they’re asking me to do.

The segment starts at 5:45


1️⃣ Never ask your doctor to write a report containing inaccurate or false information

Segment starts at 11:45

2️⃣ Never ask your doctor to minimize or downplay your disability

Segment starts at 12:57

3️⃣ Never ask your doctor to write that you are ready to go back to work if that is not the absolute truth

Segment starts at 15:01

LTD Claim for Workplace Harassment Denied

I have been on long-term disability for over 2 years after being sexually harassed by my boss. My new male insurance adjuster says that I should not have been approved in the first place because the harassment was exclusively a work-related issue. Can they just change their mind?

The segment starts at 20:54

LTD Denied Over Pre-existing Condition

What happens if a person is disabled due to several illnesses but one of them is pre-existing. Can the insurance company deny the claim just because one of the causes is a pre-existing condition?

The segment starts at 26:16

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