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Employment – Long-Term Disability – Truck Driver’s Heart Attack (access required)

A Roanoke U.S. District Court upholds an employee benefits plan’s denial of long-term disability benefits to a long haul truck driver who suffered a heart attack while operating a tractor-trailer near Columbus, Ohio. A letter from claimant’s treating physician stated his medical condition precluded continued employment as a truck driver, citing claimant’s cardiac problems, his need ...