Case Wins for our clients in Nevada
Here are just a few examples of our disability appeal case wins for our clients in Nevada.
Associate Coordinator - Reno, NV
“A 56-year-old client who worked in a highly physically demanding job suffered from degenerative disc disease which resulted in lumbar neuropathy which, at times, was very debilitating. Actually, his doctors imposed fairly lax restrictions, but as the pain increased, imposed restrictions and limitations, particularly with sitting, walking, standing, bending, pushing pulling and reaching, to name a few, which rendered him disabled and unable to work. He applied for disability, which was granted but only temporarily, when the insurance carrier told him he should be able to return to work and discontinued benefits.
On his own, he tried to persuade the disability carrier to change his decision and grant him the much-needed disability benefits, while he went through physical therapy and treatment with the hopes of returning to the workforce. The disability carrier refused, and he hired Fields Disability who obtained the necessary medical support to force the disability carrier to reverse its position. ”
Accounts Receivable Representative - Las Vegas, NV
Non-Union of Right Ulnar Shaft Fracture, CTS, Fractured Vertebrae, Cognitive Deficits, Mental Health Concerns
“A Nevada woman had worked as an Accounts Receivable Clerk for many years before she was involved in a serious car accident. She suffered numerous injuries in the accident including a compound fracture of her right ulna and a traumatic brain injury. She ended up undergoing four failed surgeries on her right forearm, and eventually underwent a fifth surgery which just barely managed to stabilize her condition.
However, she suffered from persistent pain and immobility in her right arm. She had also developed carpal tunnel syndrome, cognitive deficits, and a variety of mental health conditions after the accident and subsequent recovery. She applied for long-term disability benefits from her insurance carrier, but was denied upon application. In their denial letter, the insurer claimed that her conditions had improved to the point where she could return to work.
Knowing she needed help, and having just given birth to a baby son, the woman sought out help. She contacted Fields Disability, and quickly signed on our team of disability attorneys to appeal the insurer’s denial decision. We gathered extensive medical documentation of her recovery and functional capabilities, outlining the path of her recovery. In addition, we secured a functional capacity assessment from her physical therapist, a narrative report from her primary care physician, and a specialized vocational report from a third party expert.
The Fields team ended up submitting hundreds of pages of exhibits with our already lengthy appeal proving our client’s disabled status. The insurer was forced to review all of the documentation, and upon consideration overturn their prior denial of our client’s benefits. Back pay check in hand, the woman was able to fall back on her now reinstated benefits, focus on her recovery and care for her newborn son.”
Automation Technician - North Las Vegas, NV
Neck Pain, Back Pain, Facet Syndrome, Disc Displacement
“A stage-show automation technician was in a car accident when another driver ran a red light. He experienced severe back-pain after the accident and imaging of his spine showed damage at multiple locations. He could no longer continue working because his job required lifting heavy automated components. His employer-provided disability insurer gave him monthly benefits for a couple of years, but then they suddenly stopped paying because he no longer fit their definition of “disabled.”
Unable to return to work, he contacted Fields Disability for help. Our team obtained over 2000 pages of medical records and ordered updated reports from our client’s doctors to support the claim for benefits. Our attorneys compiled the evidence and sent a strong appeal to the insurer. The insurance company did not overturn the decision, but our attorneys filed a lawsuit in federal court. During preparations for a hearing, Fields attorneys negotiated a generous lump-sum settlement. Our client was pleased with the check and happy with the professional advocacy from Fields Disability.”
Payroll Service Manager - Las Vegas, NV
Diabetes, Charcot Arthropathy, Neuropathic Foot Ulceration, Osteoarthritis, Morbid Obesity, Hyperlipidemia, Hypertension
“As a Payroll Service Manager, our client very much enjoyed her work and was a valued employee prior to becoming disabled. She worked at call center as a supervisor, and was responsible for day to day supervision of staff, responding to inquiries ranging from routine to complex, resolving concerns from internal and external customers regarding payroll products and tax services. However, she was unable to perform these material duties because she suffered from diabetes, Charcot arthropathy, neuropathic foot ulceration, osteoarthritis, morbid obesity, hyperlipidemia and hypertension, which were all well-documented in her records.
She initially received short-term disability benefits from Liberty Mutual, but after a few months, she was sent a letter explaining that benefits would stop because Liberty Mutual believed she could go back to work as a Payroll Service Manager. After this determination, she applied for long-term disability benefits, which Liberty Mutual denied because her job was a sedentary occupation and Liberty Mutual believed she could perform the main job duties of her own occupation.
Understandably upset with Liberty Mutual’s determinations, she called Fields Disability for help appealing Liberty Mutual’s decision. The attorneys at Fields Disability contacted our client’s doctors to compile reports of all of her symptoms and treatments and submitted a comprehensive appeal. Liberty Mutual reviewed the appeal Fields Disability submitted, and determined it was wrong in denying her the Long-Term Disability benefits that she rightly deserved, and reversed its denial of benefits. The client was ecstatic, but dumbfounded how Fields Disability was able to get the decision to deny benefits reversed after being denied on multiple occasions by Liberty Mutual. ”
Sales Representative - Henderson, NV
Pulmonary Embolism, Chonic Fatigue, Chronic Pain
“A man from Nevada worked as a sales representative for a vacation company. He suffered from pulmonary embolism which disabled him from any work. In addition to the pulmonary embolism, he also suffered from chronic fatigue and chronic pain. His long-term disability insurer initially accepted his claim. After paying benefits for two years, they denied his claim. They asserted that the client had the functional capacity to work a sedentary job.
Frustrated and not sure how to fight the insurance company, he found the attorneys at Fields Disability. His attorney at Fields reviewed all of the records the insurance company had and began getting updated records to provide. During the appeal process, our client was approved for Social Security Disability which created a large overpayment claim. With the remaining exposure on the claim smaller than the overpayment, his attorney worked with the insurance company to have the overpayment waived. Our client was elated that he would not have to pay back all of that money to the insurance company and was even more relieved to be done with the insurer. ”