“A 52 year-old graphic designer became disabled due to lumbar spine issues with radicular and nerve pain. She ceased working because sitting for long periods of time was absolutely agonizing. Unum properly paid her claim for almost three years. After she began receiving Social Security Disability benefits, Unum contacted her to collect an overpayment of previous benefits. In the same breath, Unum informed claimant she was no longer eligible for benefits under the terms of her plan.
The woman hired Fields Disability to appeal the decision shortly before the appeal was due. Our attorneys quickly assembled medical records, as well as statements from her treating physicians outlining her inability to work. Unum overturned their decision resulting in a large payment of back benefits. The claim was reinstated and monthly payments began shortly thereafter. ”