“An IT Director began having severe migraines which started periodically, but then increased to where the pain was nearly constant. His job required looking at computer screens all day and examining detailed data usage reports. No treatments were working. Eventually his symptoms became too severe and he was forced to stop work.
He applied for long-term disability benefits through his employer’s insurance company, but the insurer denied benefits, saying that there was no “objective record” of his condition.
Worried that the insurance company wasn’t considering all of his doctor’s records, he contacted Fields Disability for help. Our attorneys gathered all of our client’s medical records and had one doctor write a strong summary of our client’s condition. With the evidence strengthened, our attorneys sent an appeal to the insurer.
The insurance company did not change their mind, so our attorneys filed a law suit in federal court to fight for our client’s benefits. During preparations for trial, our attorneys negotiated a generous lump-sum settlement. Our client was thrilled to be done fighting the insurance company, and happy to use the settlement check to move on with his treatment.”