Anesthesiologist Losing His Vision Fights Hartford for LTD Benefits
When an anesthesiologist in Wilton Manors, Florida started to lose his vision, he filed for long term disability insurance benefits with Hartford, but he was met with resistance. The insurance company seemed to suggest that someone who could hardly keep their eyes open in any light level, and whose vision loss was only expected to worsen with time, could perform in an operating room and work with patients in need. After a direct response letter from the Dabdoub Law Firm, Hartford eased off its resistance and approved our client’s LTD benefits.
Details of the Anesthesiologist’s Vision Loss Case
Our client worked as an anesthesiologist with a focus on cardiac cases. He loved his job and was considered quite skilled at it. However, as he began to lose visual acuity, it became clear that he would no longer be able to complete the demands of his position, or any other occupation.
In particular, our client has a severe and worsening sensitivity to light, or photophobia. Looking at a light in a medical setting can trigger an intense migraine. Even with sunglasses on, he must squint and try to bear the strong pain his light sensitivity causes. Given that medical settings and clinics all require bright light for patient safety and procedure accuracy, he cannot work as an anesthesiologist. This is true, even before considering that he has been suffering from a sharp mental health decline as a direct result of his rapid vision loss.
Hartford was presented with ample evidence of our client’s vision loss but acted as if more was needed. As was pointed out in a response letter from the Dabdoub Law Firm, proof of disability is sufficient enough to warrant disability benefits. There is no requirement to show all possible proofs once the disability has been solidly established by other evidence. With her guidance on this case, our client got the LTD benefits he needs to stay financially afloat as he figures out his future.
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