Cancer is one of the most common causes of disability. But many cancer patients who invoke their long term disability insurance have their claims denied. The stated reasons for denial vary, but typically the rationale is that the person is “not disabled enough.” It is possible to fight back against a claim
When does insurance bad faith merit punitive damages?
If you successfully sue an insurance company for bad faith, you are entitled to monetary damages. In addition to compensatory damages (your actual losses), you may be awarded punitive damages, which are meant to punish and deter the wrongdoing. When do punitive damages apply? How are they calculated? Understanding insurance bad faith