“A foreman from Texas started having back pain and neuropathy in his legs and feet. He was diagnosed with diabetes and his doctor also recommended back surgery. His symptoms became too severe and he was forced to stop working. He applied for disability benefits through Sun Life Financial but was denied based on an “independent” nurse’s opinion of his medical records.
Frustrated and angry with the decision, he contact Fields Disability to assist with the appeal. The attorneys at Fields Disability reviewed the denial documents from Sun Life and determined that the nurse’s assessment of our client’s medical records missed many key items. A doctor had referred our client to a cardiologist and back specialist just a few weeks prior to their denial letter.
Our attorneys mounted a strong appeal against Sun Life and kept our client informed at every turn. Ultimately the insurance company overturned the decision, granting our client ongoing benefits and a lump-sum settlement for back-pay. Our client was overjoyed with the decision, and relieved to have a steady source of income once more. ”