“Our client was an engineer from Arizona. He suffered a series of electrical shocks triggering multiple cognitive and functional deficits. Further, while receiving treatment for neuropsychological conditions, he was diagnosed with dementia. Unfortunately, Reliance Standard, through the third party administrator The Matrix, denied his claim for long term disability benefits. The Matrix commissioned a medical record review and relied on that review over multiple exams and clinical documentation from our client’s treating doctors.
Our client reached out to Fields Disability to help him appeal this decision. Fields Disability secured narratives from multiple treating providers, responding to the Matrix’s denial; and an expert opinion from an independent vocational expert documenting that he could not perform any other substantial work, let alone his own occupation. After reviewing our appeal, Reliance Standard reversed its decision, paid almost a full year’s worth of back benefits and has commenced monthly payments.”