White v. Bass Pro Outdoor World and Travelers Insurance Company

Lourdes Esther Ferrer

Case Conclusion Date:August 26, 2009

Practice Area:Insurance Fraud

Outcome:Affirmed - with Opinion

Description:The appellate court held that the trial judge was not required to provide a reason for rejecting the opinion of claimant's treating physician other than to state that the treating physician's opinion was "not sufficiently persuasive". The case is significant as the underlying trial judge correctly found the denial of the claim was proper based on the opinions of a treating physician. The court further stated that in denying a claim, the court was not required to provide a reason for rejecting the opinion of the authorized provider, "other than to state that the treating physician's opinion was not sufficiently persuasive, given that the judge's conclusion was supported by record evidence."provided significance