Case Wins for our clients in Nebraska
Here are just a few examples of our disability appeal case wins for our clients in Nebraska.
Registered Nurse - Omaha, NE
“A registered nurse became disabled when her heart function reduced to dangerously low levels. As a result, she was unable to keep up with her duties taking care of patients. Reliance Standard, her long-term disability insurer, denied the claim for the outset, stating that the medical records did not show sufficient evidence she was unable to work as of her date of disability.
Not sure what he should do, she reached out to Fields Disability. Her attorney went right to work requesting detailed narrative reports from the woman’s cardiological care team. Additionally, the attorney assisted the nurse in drafting a sworn statement discussing the events leading up to her disability. The insurance company reversed their decision and paid all past-due benefits. The woman was so impressed with her attorney at Fields Disability that she hired him to represent her on an ongoing basis.”
Metal Shop Supervisor - Lincoln, NE
Thoracic Outlet Syndrome, Complications from Broken Neck
“A metal shop supervisor had surgery for a severe neck injury. Her neck pain after surgery was severe and her range of motion became limited and she was forced to quit working. She was approved for long-term disability benefits through Unum. After receiving benefits, and being unable to work for 15 years, Unum told her that she would no longer receive benefits and that she could return to work.
Angry at the insurance company and worried about her lost income, she contacted Fields Disability for assistance. Our attorneys obtained Unum’s file and contacted our client’s treating physician. After reviewing the documents, Fields attorneys realized Unum missed a key report from our client’s doctor. Our attorneys filed a strong appeal, and Unum overturned their denial. Our client received a lump-sum check for back pay and has been awarded ongoing benefits. She is overjoyed to be done fighting the insurance company, and is happy to have her monthly income restored.”
Underwriter - York, NE
Chronic Neck Pain, TBI, Memory Problems
“A woman from Nebraska had worked as an underwriter for State Farm Insurance. She suffered from a history of chronic neck pain which eventually required the fusion surgery and a neurostimulator implant. The pain prevented her from working in any capacity, even in her sedentary job. The long-term disability insurer initially accepted the claim and paid benefits for two years. After two years, the insurer denied her claim for benefits stating that they believed she could work in other occupations which they had identified.
Not knowing what she was supposed to do, she hired the attorneys at Fields Disability. Her attorney at Fields Disability provided the insurer with all of the necessary medical records and reports from doctors supporting her disability. The insurer denied the appeal and the Fields Disability attorneys responded by filing a lawsuit in federal court. After negotiation, we were able to reach a settlement which provide incredible value to our client while mitigating any risk of the client ending up with nothing. The client was very pleased with the settlement and never having to deal with the insurer again.”
Sales Representative - Omaha, NE
“Our client was a 59-year-old commercial sales representative of ADT whose primary responsibilities were to sell and create plans for alarm systems with large commercial businesses. He loved his job, particularly interacting with customers and meeting their needs to protect not only their facilities, but also their intellectual property.
Unfortunately, one day he developed a severe headache that kept him out of work for several days. He assumed the headache would go away as, at times, Tylenol and ibuprofen would ease the pain. But, when the headache increased and persisted to where it became unbearable, he saw a doctor who diagnosed severe migraines and started him on a treatment plan. While the treatment plan provided some improvement, the headaches affected his ability to do his job which required focus, concentration and an outgoing personality.
He could no longer do his job and filed for disability. Despite medical records clearly documenting the severity of the headaches, the disability insurer denied the application for benefits.
Left with no options and a lack of income to support his family, he hired Fields Disability. The attorneys at Fields Disability engaged his doctors, assembled medical records and reports, and filed a successful, favorable appeal. To his great relief, the disability payments and back pay were issued and he could now meet the financial needs of his family and continue with his treatment plans with the hopes of resolving his medical condition and returning to full-time work.”