Due to our client’s bipolar disorder, he suffers from chronic anxiety, depression, and other cognitive impairments. Despite the clarity of his diagnosis and prognosis, Guardian Life did not want to grant him long-term disability (LTD) benefits after it became clear he could no longer continue to work as an attorney in Jupiter, Florida. With the responsive representation provided by our attorneys from Dabdoub Law Firm, we were able to challenge Guardian’s decision and get his LTD benefits approved.
Details of the Bipolar Disorder & Disability Case
Our client was diagnosed with bipolar disorder, which affects people in a number of different and severe ways. It is not simply a mental illness that causes people to switch between two personalities. In reality, bipolar disorder can be crippling as it causes a myriad of other mental health concerns. He was also diagnosed with anxiety, depression, and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).
Working as an attorney in Jupiter, Florida became impossible for our client due to his mental health conditions. He eventually filed for LTD benefits through Guardian Life, only to be rejected.
As part of our challenge to Guardian’s decision, we coordinated with our client’s doctor, who provided a Mental Health Questionnaire with further information about our client’s conditions. According to the doctor’s findings, our client suffers from feelings of guilt, chronic fatigue, insomnia, lack of focus, delusions, paranoia, social anxiety, memory loss, uncontrolled mood swings, and more. It is under the opinion of this same doctor that our client has had at least one severe hypomanic or depressive episode recently. If he would return to work, he would be put at significant risk of another and any mental health progress he has made would be undone.
We presented in our appeal that returning our client to work would be entirely unreasonable, if not a complete impossibility. The point of disability insurance is providing care for people who need time to recuperate as best they can. Indeed, it is for situations just like our clients.
Without the need to litigate, we were able to get Guardian to reverse its decision and provide our client with much-needed LTD benefits.
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If you are facing a long-term disability claim denial, you should consult an experienced disability lawyer. Our lawyers specialize in disability claims with insurance companies.
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- We have considerable experience with disability insurance claims;
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