“A pharmacy manager was diagnosed with bilateral breast cancer. She stopped working to undergo a double mastectomy and aggressive chemotherapy treatment. She qualified for long-term disability benefits during her treatment. After treatment, she had severe pain as a side effect from the chemotherapy that developed into fibromyalgia and numbness in her extremities. Despite receiving benefits for two years and keeping the insurance company updated on her condition, the insurer denied her benefits.
Upset about her lost income and the insurer’s change in decision, she contacted Fields Disability for assistance. Our attorneys contacted the insurance company for the claim file, and our client’s doctors for their medical records. The insurance company ignored several reports from our client’s doctors, and misinterpreted our client’s decision. Fields attorneys sent a strong appeal to the insurer, but they did not change the decision. Our attorneys filed a lawsuit in federal court to fight for our client’s benefits. During preparation for trial, our attorneys negotiated a generous lump-sum settlement. Our client was happy with the settlement, and was pleased with the quick action and transparent process that Fields Disability provided.”