Daily Archives: May 28, 2018

Los Angeles Daily Journal Publishes Article by Robert J. McKennon Entitled “Preexisting Condition Doesn’t Preclude Coverage”

Posted in: News Blog May 28, 2018

On May 24, 2018, the Los Angeles Daily Journal published an article written by Robert J. McKennon of the McKennon Law Group PC.  The article examines a recent case by the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals addressing preexisting conditions and recovery under accidental death and dismemberment policies.  The Ninth Circuit held that if an insured with a preexisting medical condition suffers from an injury, the insured is not precluded from recovery under an AD&D policy if the preexisting condition did not substantially contribute to the injury.  This holding helps insureds by diffusing an argument that is often used by insurers in an attempt to deny insureds their rights under their policies.  For a full view of the article, take a

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Los Angeles Daily Journal Publishes Article on May 24, 2018 by Robert McKennon Entitled “Preexisting Condition Doesn’t Preclude Coverage”

Posted in: Accidental Death or Dismemberment, Disability Insurance, ERISA, Insurance Litigation Blog, Legal Articles, News May 28, 2018

In the May 24, 2018 issue of the Los Angeles Daily Journal, the Daily Journal published an article written by the McKennon Law Group’s Robert J. McKennon.  The article addresses a recent case by the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, which held that if an insured with a preexisting medical condition suffers from an accidental injury, the insured is not precluded from recovery under an accidental death and dismemberment policy if the preexisting condition did not substantially contribute to the injury.  Insurers often attempt to use preexisting conditions as an excuse to deny payment under AD&D policies.  This recent Ninth Circuit opinion helps insureds by making it clear that a preexisting condition’s slight contribution to an injury is insufficient to …

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