Case Wins for our clients in Oklahoma
Here are just a few examples of our disability appeal case wins for our clients in Oklahoma.
Public Safety Dispatcher - Durant, OK
Spinal Stenosis, Myopathy, Chronic Pain
“An emergency dispatcher from Oklahoma had knee and back pain so severe she had to stop working. She received short term disability benefits for a few months, but when she applied to make the benefits long-term the insurance company denied her claim. The insurer said that her condition was “pre-existing” so coverage did not apply. She appealed the decision, but the insurer maintained it’s position.
Worried about her lost income, she called Fields Disability for help. Our attorneys reviewed her file and determined she had a good case for a lawsuit in federal court. Our support team compiled all the documentation from the insurance company to prepare for a hearing. During preparations for arguments in federal court, Fields attorneys negotiated a lump-sum settlement. Our client was overjoyed with the settlement check and was relieved to be through fighting her insurance company.”
Sales Representative - Bartlesville, OK
Back Pain, Hypertension, Chronic Pain Syndrome, Anxiety, Depression
“A 52-year-old sales representative from Oklahoma was removed from working after a traumatic event, which resulted in back pain, hypertension, chronic pain syndrome, anxiety and depression. He initially received long-term disability benefits, but after twenty-four months of coverage, he was sent a letter explaining that benefits would stop because he was not “disabled” from working any occupation.
Fields Disability was ready to appeal the insurer’s decision, not once but twice. The insurance company hired their own “independent” doctor to review the case after each appeal and denied the appeal both times. Our attorneys filed a lawsuit in federal court to fight for our client. During preparation for trial, Fields Disability attorneys were able to negotiate a generous lump-sum settlement for our client. ”
Nurse Anesthetist - Muskogee, OK
Spinal Fusion, Neck Pain, Back Pain
Welder - Cleveland, OK
“A young man from Oklahoma who worked as a welder began to experience debilitating back pain. There was no way he could continue working as a welder with the pain that he was in. His long-term disability insurer denied the claim. The insurer claimed that his back pain was the result of a pre-existing condition. Their denial was based off of a single medical record.
Angry, he reached out to Fields Disability. His attorney at Fields Disability began reviewing the entire file from the insurance company and creating a plan. He drafted an appeal that included medical records from all of his providers and a report from his orthopedist. The insurer denied the claim on appeal. His attorney immediately filed suit in federal court. After negotiating with the insurance company, his attorney was able to reach a favorable settlement with the insurance company. ”
Business Development Manager - Ada, OK
Complications from Back Surgeries, Radiculopathy
“A business development manager for US Foods had back surgery. After surgery he developed radiating pain and was eventually diagnosed with Radiculopathy. He could not work due to his symptoms. Cigna approved his initial request for long-term disability benefits. Four months later, despite knowing that the manager was scheduled for an upcoming invasive surgery, Cigna terminated benefits. Cigna hired a physical therapist who determined that the manager could still work despite his symptoms.
Exasperated with the decision from Cigna, and worried about the upcoming expenses from surgery, he contacted Fields Disability to assist with his appeal. The attorneys worked with our client’s doctors to obtain all treatment records, and hired a vocational expert to report on how our client’s condition made returning to work impossible. As a result of the strong evidence submitted on appeal, our client received back-pay and had his benefits reinstated. He was happy that Fields Disability handled the appeal process quickly and his awarded benefits could help pay for his ongoing treatment.”
Oil Pump Operator - Orlando, OK
Back Pain, Degenerative Disc Disease, Radiculopathy
“An oil field worker from Oklahoma injured his back and could not sit or stand for any amount of time without pain, so work became impossible. He was approved for Social Security disability benefits, but was denied for long-term disability payments through his insurer at work because he apparently did not fit their definition of “disabled.”
Confused about the decision, and worried about his income, he called Fields Disability for help. Our team contacted all our client’s treating doctors for updated medical records. Our attorneys filed a preliminary appeal based on the records but unfortunately the insurance company did not change its mind. Our team then hired a vocational specialist to write a special report for our client, highlighting his inability to work.
After reviewing the report, the insurance company changed their mind and issued ongoing benefits and a lump-sum for back pay! After two years of fighting, our client finally restored his income. He was overjoyed with the result, and happy with the persistent advocacy from Fields Disability.”