“A mechanical design specialist had congestive heart failure which caused a heart attack, ongoing fatigue, and swelling in his joints. The symptoms were too severe to continue working and he applied for long-term disability benefits through his insurer at work. Despite his symptoms, the insurance company denied his disability claim. He appealed the decision but the insurance company would not reverse the denial.
With one additional opportunity to appeal the decision remaining, he contacted Fields Disability for assistance. Our attorneys contacted all of his doctors for updated medical records. Fields attorneys also reviewed the claim file from the insurance company and found serious oversights. Our attorneys submitted a final appeal but the insurer did not change the decision. Fields attorneys filed a lawsuit 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 pleased with the settlement check and happy to be done fighting his insurance company.