“Our client was a marketing supervisor from Virginia suffering from Mitral valve disease, Paroxysmal atrial fibrillation, Hypothyroidism, Hypertension, Anemia, GERD, Thyroid cancer, endocarditis, brain tumor, and Hodgkin’s lymphoma. Her doctors took her off work and she began receiving long-term disability benefits through her employer’s plan with Reliance Standard.
After the definition of disability changed under her policy, Reliance Standard discontinued her benefits, asserting she could perform various other occupations despite her disabling conditions. Concerned, she turned to Fields Disability for help. The Fields attorneys worked with our client to build an appeal establishing the insurer failed to consider all of the relevant evidence, failed to properly consider he favorable Social Security award, and failed to establish our client was capable of performing these additional occupations. After receiving our appeal, Reliance Standard reversed its denial, paid our client her backpay, and commenced payment of her monthly benefits.”