Dallas, TX (PRWEB) October 15, 2012
The life insurance lawyers at Standly Hamilton, LLP are investigating claims in which the beneficiary of a life insurance policy was denied benefits for a technicality or where the life insurance company rescinded the policy after the policy holder died. Prominent news agencies, including Bloomberg and the Los Angeles Times, have reported on an increasing trend of life insurance companies refusing to pay out on policies, in many cases where the policyholder paid premiums for years. Benefits have been denied on relatively smaller policies up to multi-million dollar life insurance policies. The actor Heath Ledger’s $10 million dollar life insurance policy benefits were denied to his 3-year old daughter until a lawsuit was filed on her behalf. The life insurance company in this case made a determination that his death was a suicide, which the policy excluded, even though the New York Medical Examiner’s office ruled it an accidental drug overdose. After the denial of life insurance benefits lawsuit was the filed, the insurance company negotiated a settlement (reuters.com/article/2009/01/29/us-ledger-idUSTRE50S60220090129).
The life insurance lawyers at Standly Hamilton are offering a no-cost, no-obligation case review to beneficiaries of a life insurance policy where the insurance company denied those benefits, either through exclusion, or other technicality, or rescission, where the life insurance policy is effectively cancelled even though premiums were paid for years.
Standly Hamilton, LLP welcomes inquiries from other lawyers regarding handling denial of benefits life insurance lawsuits. The firm’s life insurance lawyers may be available to handle cases directly or to work as co-counsel.
About Standly Hamilton
Standly Hamilton specializes in high-stakes contingency fee litigation, representing clients throughout the nation. The firm handles cases in a wide range of business transactions as well as those in which serious injury or death resulted from a dangerous drug or defective medical device. Its attorneys have represented clients in lawsuits against some of the largest corporations in the world. Christopher Hamilton, a founding partner at Standly Hamilton, LLP and one of the attorneys handling denial of life insurance benefits lawsuits, has obtained more than $70 million in verdicts and settlements since 2009. He has been repeatedly selected as a “Rising Star” by Texas Super Lawyers and had cases featured in Bloomberg, Dallas Business Journal, The Dallas Morning News, Columbus Business Journal, Texas Lawyer and others. Standly Hamilton offers information pertaining to life insurance benefits lawsuits at http://www.lifeinsurancelawsuitcenter.com.