Courtney Mulqueen’s extensive knowledge of LTD is frequently sought out by the media

Courtney Mulqueen, the founding partner of Mulqueen Disability Law, has been featured in numerous legal publications and has provided articles and comments in the national media. Some of her past features include:

Courtney Mulqueen welcomes the opportunity to be called upon to provide her opinion and comment on a variety of disability and life insurance topics. Some “hot topics” that Courtney Mulqueen provides commentary on include (but are not limited to):

  • Long COVID and disability insurance claims: With the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, there is growing concern about the long-term effects of the disease, commonly referred to as “long COVID.” Disabled individuals suffering from long COVID may qualify for disability insurance benefits, but proving the disability can be challenging. Disability insurance lawyers may be called upon to help clients navigate the claims process and obtain benefits.
  • The impact of COVID-19 on the disability insurance industry: The pandemic has had a significant impact on the insurance industry, including the disability insurance sector. Changes in the economy, policy provisions, and claim processing are likely to continue to evolve as a result of the pandemic.
  • Mental health and disability insurance claims: Mental health conditions are becoming increasingly prevalent among the general population, and disability insurance claims for mental health conditions are also on the rise. Disability insurance lawyers may be called upon to help clients navigate the complex process of proving mental health disabilities to insurance companies.
  • Pre-existing conditions and disability insurance: Insurance companies often exclude coverage for pre-existing conditions in disability insurance policies. However, disabled individuals with pre-existing conditions may still qualify for benefits under certain circumstances. Disability insurance lawyers may be called upon to help clients understand their coverage and fight for their rights to benefits.
  • Emerging technologies and disability insurance claims: Advances in medical technology are changing the way that insurance companies evaluate disability claims. For example, wearable technology may provide insurers with new data to evaluate a disabled individual’s ability to work. Disability insurance lawyers may need to stay up-to-date on the latest technological advancements and their impact on disability insurance claims.
  • CPP Disability, Canada Disability Benefit, Social Assistance and COVID-19: CPP Disability and other government-sponsored disability support plans like EI Sickness, ODSP, OW and WSIB have faced challenges during the pandemic, including backlogs in processing disability claims. Disability insurance lawyers may be called upon to help clients navigate the claims process during this challenging time.
  • New legal developments and disability insurance law: Disability insurance law is constantly evolving, and new legal developments may impact the industry. For example, recent court cases may have clarified the definition of disability in certain contexts, or new legislation may be proposed that could impact the disability insurance industry. Court decisions for bad faith and aggravated (emotional and financial distress) damages are always a hot topic.

Mulqueen Disability Law: knowledgeable long-term disability (LTD) law firm serving Markham, York Region, and the Greater Toronto Area

Courtney Mulqueen has over two decades of experience practicing LTD law and provides unique insights and perspectives from having litigated disability claims on both sides of the table. To schedule a time to speak with Courtney for comment or opinions with relation to a media story, please contact the firm’s Operations and Business Development Coordinator, Chris Comella.

Mulqueen Disability Law is passionate about representing LTD claimants who suffer from invisible conditions that are difficult to prove, diagnose, and treat, including mental health issues and chronic pain. With locations in Markham with a meeting room in Toronto and the ability to provide legal services virtually, we advocate for disabled clients across Ontario and beyond. To schedule a free, confidential initial consultation, please contact us online or by phone at 416-900-0368 (or toll-free at 833-363-3LAW [3529]).