“A 59 year-old warehouse stocker became disabled after suffering a stroke. Her job required her to climb ladders, perform heavy lifting, and spend almost the entire shift on her feet. Liberty paid her claim for just over a year before denying benefits. Liberty based its denial on recent treatment notes where the woman’s treating doctor failed to note any sort of neurological deficits, despite problems with imbalance and prolonged walking.
The woman hired Fields Disability to appeal the decision. Our attorneys reached out to the medical staff at the woman’s primary care clinic and requested a narrative report documenting the severe ongoing neurological issues. This report was submitted with updated medical records and vocational information documenting the heavy duties required at the warehouse stocking job. The appeal was so strong that Liberty reinstated benefits just a week after receiving the documentation. The woman was able to continue treating for her condition with the financial burden of the denial behind her.”