“A compliance analyst had to stop work when she was diagnosed with breast cancer. She applied for long-term disability benefits and was approved. After receiving weekly radiation treatments and undergoing a lumpectomy, her cancer went into remission. Shortly after her radiation treatments ended, she had a car accident which severely injured her shoulder. The insurance company denied benefits saying that she no longer fit their definition of “”disabled.” She applied the decision but the denial stood.
The woman could not use her right arm at all and was worried about her lost income. She called Fields Disability for assistance. Our attorneys combed through the medical records and the insurance company’s file. Our team called our client’s physicians and obtained updated reports. Fields Disability submitted a second appeal for our client, but the insurance company didn’t budge.
Our attorneys filed a lawsuit in federal court. During preparation for a hearing, Fields attorneys negotiated a generous lump-sum settlement. Our client was overjoyed to be through fighting her insurer and was grateful for the professional advocacy from Fields Disability.”