“An insurance claims adjuster from Georgia had carpal tunnel syndrome and mild back pain. The pain in her back increased in 2013, and she received treatments and physical therapy. A doctor diagnosed her with a degenerative disc disorder. She also had carpal tunnel syndrome in her wrists that she had controlled with splints on her hands at night.
In late 2013 she started to feel alternating pain and numbness in her right hand and eventually she lost nearly all of her grip strength in her right hand. Combined with her intensifying back pain, the symptoms caused her to stop working in March of 2014. She applied for long-term disability benefits and was denied. The insurance company did an “independent” evaluation of her condition and said that despite being only able to occasionally lift 3 pounds, she was able to work. She appealed the decision and was denied again, in spite of pointing out that she was receiving social security disability benefits.
Shocked and upset by the decision, she contacted Fields Disability for help. The attorneys at Fields Disability reviewed the case file and determined their analysis of the “independent” evaluation was faulty. The attorneys promptly filed a federal law suit against the insurer to fight for our client’s rights. During preparations for trial, our attorneys negotiated a lump-sum settlement with the insurance company. Our client was overjoyed with the settlement and happy to put her fight against the insurance company behind her.”