Case Wins for our clients in Utah
Here are just a few examples of our disability appeal case wins for our clients in Utah.
Diesel Mechanic - Fruitland, UT
“A diesel mechanic at an oil company became disabled after developing fibromyalgia. Initially, Cigna paid benefits to the man and agreed he was completely disabled. After two years, the insurance company decided to deny benefits, stating the man could return to work at a number of sedentary occupations. The man was shocked because Cigna had treated him fairly in the past.
The decided to hire Fields Disability to help him appeal Cigna’s decision. Our attorneys updated our client’s medical records and secured written reports from our client’s treating physicians describing his severe and debilitating symptoms. The appeal was submitted with a substantial legal memorandum arguing Cigna ignored the medical evidence supporting our client’s disability. Cigna reinstated benefits shortly thereafter and sent the man a large back pay check. He was so pleased with the way the appeal was handled that he subsequently hired Fields Disability to monitor and manage his disability claim with Cigna.”
Customer Care Representative - Stanbury, UT
Encephalopathy, Chronic Fatique, Seizure Focal Disorder
“A 46-year-old mother of five worked hard to take care of her children and pay the bills. As a very friendly and cheerful person, she worked as a Customer Care Representative, a job she very much enjoyed as it allowed her to interact with people.
Unfortunately, one day she began to experience significant fatigue, joint pain, and awful headaches that simply would not go away. Her condition worsened, and she finally saw doctor who diagnosed her as having encephalopathy, chronic fatigue, and seizure focal disorder, which, unfortunately led her to major depression. All this occurring as she was working and raising several kids under the age of 10.
Eventually work became too difficult and she applied for disability benefits which, astonishingly, were denied. She attempted, on her own, to file an appeal of the denial but the insurance company maintained its original position and would not reverse the denial.
Left with no options, she contacted Fields Disability. The attorneys at Fields Disability reached out to medical providers and obtained records and reports documenting the injuries, it’s horrific effects, and the disabling restrictions imposed by the doctors. In reliance on this vast amount of medical support an appeal was filed and, within a very short period, the disability carrier reversed its position granting the disability benefits she so desperately needed.”
Insurance Manager - Murray, UT
Dyspnea with Exertion, Fibromyalgia, Mitochondrial Disorder
“Our client was an Insurance Manager from Utah. He suffered from Dyspnea with exertion, Fibromyalgia, and Mitochondrial disorder. He was taken off work by his doctors as they attempted to clarify his diagnoses and treat his many disabling symptoms. Life Map Insurance initially paid his short-term disability benefits but when the doctors could not find a definitive cause for his symptoms the insurer discontinued benefits.
Fields Disability built a multifaceted plan to win his appeal. Our attorneys secured narrative reports from multiple treating physicians documenting the severity of our client’s symptoms and their impact on his day to day life. We successfully argued that Life Map had ignored relevant evidence already provided and that its hired medical record reviewer selectively cited and misstated the opinions of our client’s treating doctors. After reviewing our appeal Life Map reversed its decision, paid our client’s back benefits, and commenced payment of long-term disability benefits.”