PROVEN LAWSUIT RESULTS
What sets us apart:Fields Disability has a proven track record of winning. When you are disabled and unable to work, the law firm you hire can make all the difference in whether you will win your case. See what our clients say about us
Insurance companies are not named in our lawsuit results due to confidentiality agreements. Please contact us for more information regarding our litigation experience with specific disability insurance companies
Here are just a few of our lawsuit wins for our clients around the United States.
Machine Operator - Newton Falls, OH
Nerve Damage in Legs, Back Pain, Scoliosis
“A machine operator from Ohio experienced severe discomfort following back surgery. He could not sit or stand for more than a few minutes without serious pain. Work became impossible, so he applied for long term disability benefits with New York Life. New York Life initially approved his claim and paid him monthly benefits for about two years. Suddenly, they sent a letter telling him that he no longer fit their definition of disabled and that payments would stop.
Shocked and worried at his lost income, he called Fields Disability for help. The attorneys at Fields Disability scoured the claim file from New York Life, and found that they made their decision while our client was in between insurance providers and struggling to find good care providers in his network. Our attorneys contacted our client’s physicians to obtain updated medical records and sent a strong appeal to New York Life with the updated medical records attached. New York Life overturned their original decision and our client received a lump-sum payment for back-pay and ongoing monthly benefits. He was relieved that his monthly income was restored and is happy to use the money to continue treatment.”
Mechanic - Roseville, MN
Knee Pain, Osteoarthritis
“A Maintenance Mechanic from Minnesota experienced pain in both knees, and had to use a cane or crutches to walk. His doctor diagnosed him with osteoarthritis and prescribed strong pain medication to ease his symptoms. Ultimately, his condition was too severe and he was forced to stop working. New York Life approved his claim for long term disability benefits. Suddenly, after receiving benefits for over a year, New York Life wrote the mechanic a letter saying they would stop paying benefits because he did not meet their definition of disabled.
Upset over his loss of income, the mechanic contacted Fields Disability for assistance with an appeal. The attorneys at Fields contacted our client’s doctors and obtained updated medical reports. They submitted an appeal to New York Life with the updated medical records attached to strengthen their arguments. Ultimately, New York Life reinstated benefits for our client, and he also received a lump-sum payment for back-pay.”
Mechanical and Technical Support - Aurora, IL
COPD, Heart Disease, Chronic Pain
“Due to chronic heart disease and cardiovascular issues, a mechanical support technician from Illinois was forced to stop working. He applied for long term disability benefits through his employee benefits program and was approved. He received monthly benefits for almost five years, but then the insurance company suddenly stopped paying. The insurer said they found jobs that he could perform, so he no longer fit their definition of disabled.
He called Fields Disability for help and our team immediately gathered medical records from all of his doctors. Our attorneys reviewed the claim file for any evidence that the insurance company missed. When the evidence was strengthened, we submitted an appeal to the insurance company on behalf of our client. The insurer overturned their decision and our client received a lump-sum for backpay and is now receiving ongoing monthly benefits. He is happy to have his income restored and was pleased with the professional advocacy by Fields Disability.”
Airline Operations Supervisor - Irving, AZ
Osteochondritis Dissecans, Knee Pain, Complications from Knee Surgery
“An airline operations supervisor began having serious knee pain after an unsuccessful meniscus surgery. Walking was very difficult, and doctors told him he may eventually need to have knee replacement surgery. His job required walking between 24 gates at the airport to supervise employees, so he was forced to take a lower paying job that did not strain his knee as much. He received long term disability benefits from New York Life while they were evaluating his claim, but after a few months they stopped paying.
Disappointed in New York Life’s decision to stop paying his benefits, and worried about his lost income, he called Fields Disability for help. The attorneys at Fields Disability studied documentation from New York Life and discovered they were not using an accurate description of our client’s job. Fields attorneys filed a strong appeal to New York Life and kept our client informed every step of the way. Ultimately, New York Life granted continued benefits to our client and issued a lump-sum payment for back-pay. Our client was happy with the decision, and relieved that his fight against New York Life was over.”
Project Manager - Waxhaw, NC
Ruptured Colon and Associated Complications
“A project manager for a consulting firm suffered from a ruptured colon, and later suffered from complications from multiple surgeries, septic shock, and tearing of her intestines. Clearly, she was unable to continue working. New York Life, her long-term disability carrier accepted her claim and paid benefits. The insurer later cut off her benefits claiming that she was capable of resuming work as a project manager.
Unable to work and unsure of what she could do, she reached out to Fields Disability. The Fields attorneys began reviewing the entire file from the insurer. We also obtained all of our client’s medical records. With all of this information, our attorney’s drafted an appeal which highlighted the medical evidence that the client was disabled and also highlighted the faults with the insurer’s review. Upon review, the insurance company reversed their decision and reinstated her monthly benefits. The client was elated to have her benefits reinstated and her income restored.”
SETTLEMENTS AND RECOVERIES IN ALL CASES DEPEND ON SPECIFIC FACTUAL AND LEGAL CIRCUMSTANCES WHICH ARE UNIQUE TO EACH CLIENT’S CASE. PAST CASE RESULTS ARE NOT A GUARANTEE OR PREDICTION OF SIMILAR RESULTS IN FUTURE CASES WHICH THE FIELDS LAW FIRM AND ITS LAWYERS MAY UNDERTAKE.