“Our client worked as an assembly manufacturing associate in Arizona. Over time, he developed lumbar disc disease and degenerative joint disease in his knee, which caused severe atrophy of his leg muscles.
His long-term disability insurer paid benefits for 24 months agreeing he was disabled from his “Own Occupation.” However, after 24 months the insurer wrote to our client informing him it had determined there were other jobs he could perform in the national economy and therefore it was discontinuing his benefits.
Our client appealed this decision on his own but the insurer refused to overturn their decision. He reached out to Fields Disability for help bringing a lawsuit in this matter. First, our team filed a lawsuit on his behalf. Then, we entered into settlement discussions with the insurance companies attorneys and were able to negotiate a fair settlement resolving this claim. ”