ERISA – Social Security Disability – Nursing Home Liability
A significant segment of the population in the United States experiences disability, whether from accidents, injuries and disease or due to becoming incapacitated as a result of aging. Caring for the disabled frequently involves long-term disability insurance, retirement plans, employment benefits under ERISA and governmental disability programs. Facilities and professionals that provide assistance to disabled individuals may include home health caregivers, adult living centers, assisted living residences, and nursing homes.
At The Law Offices of Creedon & Feliciani, our lawyers assist clients as plaintiffs with claim denials, negotiation of settlements, and disability insurance and malpractice lawsuits. Our firm has also represented nursing homes, assisted living facilities, other health care institutions and their insurance carriers in defense of disability insurance lawsuits to resolve coverage issues and in malpractice cases.
Some specific programs our firm has extensive experience and skills in dealing with include ERISA and Social Security Disability:
ERISA or the Employment Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 was passed as a federal law to establish standards to guarantee certain protections and rights to employed individuals who have become disabled. Under ERISA, disabled individuals have the right to sue for denied benefits and also to seek justice through an appeals process so they can obtain insurance coverage for the medical care, treatment, and medication to meet their needs. Our law firm handles ERISA disputes in both a plaintiff and defendant capacity through negotiated settlement, arbitration, mediation and litigation. We represent clients through all phases of the claims process.
Social Security Disability
Our firm represents clients in Social Security disability claims including preparation of the necessary documentation and management of claims to qualify for various Social Security disability benefits programs. We also represent clients in denied claims. Legal representation generally increases the likelihood of qualifying for benefits.
Assisted Living Centers and Nursing Home Liability
Lawyers at The Law Offices of Creedon & Feliciani, P.C. represent plaintiffs and defendants in cases involving health care liability, such as assisted living centers and nursing home liability litigation. Personal injuries or wrongful deaths sustained as a result of medical malpractice in adult living centers make these facilities and their insurance companies, through subrogation, targets in liability suits.
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Please call our law firm at (610) 239-9630 to arrange a free initial consultation with a personal injury lawyer to discuss health care or disability concerns. Plaintiff injury cases are taken on a contingency fee basis. Defense liability cases are subject to a fee schedule offered at competitive rates.