“Our client was a Senior Process Engineer from Ohio who suffered from chronic low back pain and lumbar post-laminectomy syndrome. He was taken off of work by his doctors and applied for Long Term Disability benefits through his employer’s plan. Originally, the insurer approved his benefits. However, after the definition of disability changed the insurance company discontinued benefits asserting there were various occupations he could perform.
Our team at Fields Disability drafted a strong appeal that exposed numerous errors in the insurer’s review and denial of benefits. The insurance company forced us to bring a lawsuit in federal court on behalf of our client after continuing to deny his benefits. In the end, we were able to recover a lump sum settlement for our client without having to go to court. ”