Defense Base Act Settlement Annuity Your Choice
Posted by defensebaseactcomp on May 27, 2010
By T Lee Marshall
-During a mediation meeting I agreed to a partial settlement in the form of an annuity. I was given the choice to cash out or the annuity. I chose the annuity to receive a dependable income month after month, i.e., x number of dollars every month that I could work with.
-My Attorney assured me Ringler Associates were a good company, “They really know what the are doing,” said Nalick. And if this was a way to finally get AIG out of my life I was all for it.
-It took three months of inquiry to get a copy of the contract. Opening the letter was like the shock of being asleep and suddenly falling off a cliff. I did not own the annuity, AIG did and did so for the rest of my life.
-AIG did not inform me, or my lawyer, they would hold the annuity.
Rather they allowed our misconception that “the good company who really knew what they were doing” held the annuity. Ringler Associates failed to “clear the air” as admitted later in an email.
AIG continues to make money off our blood.
-Upon returning home I started a search for a reputable company; a company that would not terminate my medical claim once my doctor ordered a spinal MRI.
A company who would not terminate me for missing appointments they canceled.
A company who would not terminate me for noncompliance of a doctor ordered therapy regime, that he canceled.
AIG sent my medical records to the DOL District Director Karen Staats who reviewed those records and concluded AIG had no basis for terminating my benefits.
Ms. Staats ordered a full retroactive reinstatement. Both were refused by AIG.
-After five months of denied medical care, denied financial assistance and still on crutches, we were near bankruptcy.
Each of AIG’s acts, according to federal law, is a felony. Solis knows it and does nothing.
Judge Romero, for instance, signed off on my settlement agreement and thought no more of the felonies than he did of ordering his lunch.
I did not want AIG hanging around my neck like an Albatross.
-I sought out this Man from Prudential, Christopher Atkins, to give our war-injured a choice in mediation and relief from the AIG plague.
After all their mistreatment, would you want to give them a thirty year contract extension? If I would have known, I would have walked out and never looked back.