The Honorable Richard Jones in the District of Washington holds Hartford’s feet to the fire
The Honorable Richard Jones in the District of Washington holds Hartford’s feet to the fire with respect to the requirement to conduct employment analysis when performing an any gainful occupation review.
In O’Gorman v. Hartford Life & Accident Insurance Company, Judge Jones scolded Hartford for its blatant failure to actual find other occupations the Plaintiff could perform during its analysis of that very issue. While Hartford tried to point the finger to its “reasonable medical review,” Judge Jones reminded Hartford that restrictions and limitations are the end of the analysis, but merely the beginning. In this regard, Judge Jones stated as follows:
O’Gorman is a well-reasoned decision by a Judge who required the complete analysis.
Here’s a link to the decision.