“An office clerk at Yale University experienced serious pain due to sciatica and herniated discs in her back. Due to her condition, she was unable to continue in her job and was awarded long-term disability benefits in 2014 through her insurer. After receiving benefits for two years, the insurance company sent a letter in 2016 informing her that she no longer met their definition of “disability.” The insurance company based this decision on an opinion from a doctor who she had never seen. The woman appealed, and the insurance company repeatedly delayed the appeal process before denying benefits again.
Upset and anxious about the sudden loss of income, she contacted Fields Disability to assist in contesting the decision from the insurance company. Our attorneys examined the medical records and found that nothing had changed with our client’s diagnosis. The doctor hired by the insurance company made his decision without considering the strong medical evidence that our client was disabled and unable to work.
The Fields Disability team filed suit against the insurance company. During preparations for trial, we negotiated a settlement for our client, who was elated with the resolution of the case and happy to enjoy the settlement check. She was pleased with our speedy, professional approach and decided to work with us on her Social Security disability appeal as well.”