“A home appliance inspector and installer from California was reaching while on a ladder at work. He felt a sharp burning sensation in his lower back. His work had exacerbated symptoms from multiple prior back surgeries and he could no longer work. His insurer approved long-term disability benefits and paid him monthly benefits for five years. Then the insurer suddenly canceled benefits, saying that they surveilled him and saw a few minutes of activity that showed he could work.
Worried about his lost income he called Fields Disability for help. Our team gathered almost 4000 pages of medical records and asked doctors for updated reports to support our client. Fields attorneys examined the evidence and sent a strong appeal to the insurer. Unfortunately, the insurance company did not change their decision. Our attorneys filed a lawsuit in federal court. During a conference with the judge, our attorneys presented a comprehensive summary of more than seven years of medical records and negotiated a generous lump-sum settlement to close the claim. Our client was relieved to be done fighting his insurance company and is happy to use the settlement funds to continue treatment.”