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.
Associate of Product Support - Wichita, KS
“A man from Kansas suffered from severe diabetic neuropathy. Despite working a sedentary occupation where he was seated most of the time, he was unable to continue to work due to the chronic pain from his neuropathy as well as the inability to use his hands. His long-term disability insurer, Liberty Mutual, denied his benefits claiming that he had the functional capacity to perform his own occupation.
Not knowing what he was supposed to do, he found the attorneys at Fields Disability. His attorney at Fields reviewed all of the records the insurance company had and requested updated records to provide to the insurer. He also obtained a report from the client’s neurologist which highlighted that the client could not work. On appeal, the insurance company reversed their decision and reinstated the payment of monthly benefits. The client felt an incredible sense of relief knowing that he had an income on which to support himself and his family. ”
Welder - Princeton, WV
Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuropathy (CHIPS), Peripheral Neuropathy, Type I Diabetes
“A man from West Virginia had worked as a welder for his entire adult life. As a result, he had developed permanent vision damage. He also developed a rare condition that caused him widespread and chronic pain called Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuropathy (CHIPS). Wracked by pain and essentially blind, he knew that his days of welding were over. He applied for long-term disability benefits from his policy’s carrier, but was denied. He tried appealing the decision on his own, but the insurer upheld their prior decision.
The man wanted to sue the insurance company, but would not do it without some expert help. He hired Fields Disability and our team of attorneys filed a lawsuit in federal court within a month, and the insurer was forced to respond. Our attorneys provided arguments at the insurer, who immediately moved to begin settlement discussions and the Fields Disability team secured a favorable settlement for our client. ”
Truck Driver - East St. Louis, IL
“A man had previously worked as a Tractor Trailer Driver. He suffered from a history of heart disease. He eventually was forced to undergo a coronary bypass. Unfortunately, the surgery was complicated by severe sternal wound infections and required repeated hospitalizations. Because of these conditions, he remained unable work. His disability insurer initially accepted and paid the claim, however they later denied the claim.
After exhausting all potential appeals, frustrated and unable to work, he reached out to the attorneys at Fields Disability. His attorney immediately filed a lawsuit in federal court. He was then able to negotiate a settlement with the insurer that maximized the value to the client while at the same time mitigating the significant risk of moving forward with litigation.”
Retail Store Manager - Haysville, KS
Back Pain, Knee Pain, Hip Pain
“A retail store manager from Kansas began having serious back pain and knee pain. MRIs showed bulging discs in her back and that she needed knee surgery. She was forced to stop working due to the surgery and did not recover enough to return to work as a store manager. She received long term disability benefits from her employee insurance plan for a few months, but the insurer stopped payments because she apparently had not supplied enough evidence of her disability. She submitted an appeal, but the insurer upheld their decision to stop paying.
Worried for her lost income and still unable to work, she called Fields Disability for help. Our attorneys reviewed her claim file and determined she had a good claim. Our client wanted to keep her costs low, so our team pursued a quick resolution without incurring a court filing fee. Ultimately, our attorneys negotiated a generous lump-sum settlement before a lawsuit needed to be filed. Our client was pleased with the result and is happy to use her settlement check to continue her treatment.”
Dispatcher - Waipahu, HI
Chronic Pain Disorder, Cervical Myelopathy, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Spinal Stenosis with Myopathy, Failed Back Surgery, Back Pain, Major Depression, Severe Anxiety, Insomnia.
“Our Client had worked as a Dispatcher at Disney World Services before becoming disabled and unable to work in 2017. Our client was approved for and received short-term disability benefits, which ran from his date of disability, through its exhaustion.
After the expiration of his short-term benefits, our client became eligible for long-term disability benefits from his policy’s carrier, Hartford Life and Accident Insurance Company. He applied for long-term disability benefits, but his application was denied by The Hartford. The Hartford denied our client’s long-term benefits because it determined he did not meet the definition of “Disability” and the medical information it had did not support an inability to perform his Own Occupation.
Our client was removed from work on the advice of his treating providers, as his conditions were debilitating enough to prevent him from being able to perform the essential duties of his Own Occupation, as defined in The Hartford’s policy.
Upset at his sudden loss of income, he called Fields Disability for help appealing The Hartford’s decision. The attorneys at Fields Disability contacted our client’s doctors to compile reports of all of his symptoms and treatments. The attorneys pulled together and submitted a comprehensive appeal. After a short period of time, The Hartford decided to overturn its previous denial of benefits, and retroactively paid our client back all his long-term disability benefits immediately. “
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.