Anthony v. Aetna Life Insurance Company (U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia, ERISA Long Term Disability).
This was a very interesting disability case involving the a rare middle ear condition known as “endolymphatic hydrops,” a precursor to Meniere’s disease. The firm assisted in developing persuasive medical evidence, including additional testing for the plaintiff, which explained his diagnosis, exactly how it arose, and how it was disabling. Although the insurer’s medical consultants asserted Mr. Anthony was not disabled, counsel proved serious flaws in their methodology and reasoning. At the conclusion of discovery the case went to mediation and settled on confidential terms.