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MetLife Denies Long-Term Benefits After Multiple Providers Say Teacher Is Too Sick to Work

Upwards of 4 medical professionals determined a 26-year-old special education teacher was unable to work due to an extensive list of conditions and complications. Still, MetLife denied the young woman’s claim based on 2 unsubstantiated reports that directly contradicted her other doctors.

Our Client’s Worked Until She Was No Longer Able To

From the age of 15, our client suffered from medical conditions that impacted her everyday life. Nevertheless, she pursued treatment with a rheumatologist and a pulmonologist, enabling her graduation from high school. Our client studied elementary education and teaching at Stetson University and earned her undergraduate degree despite her declining health and an emergency ovarian surgery due to endometriosis.

Immediately after graduation, our client joined the workforce and started her career as an exceptional student education (ESE) support facilitator in Volusia County, Florida. Unfortunately, her rapidly deteriorating health forced her to relocate to South Florida, where she could receive family support and extended treatment. Although a rheumatologist recommended our client take a leave of absence, she could not bear the thought of parting with her career and started a new job as an ESE specialist with Broward County Schools. She also managed to earn her master’s degree in special education.

Tragically, our client started experiencing debilitating seizures, which rendered her largely unable to work. She moved in with her parents and taught “from ER beds, hospital[s], home [and even] from a wheelchair.” In short, she worked until she could no longer teach.

Now, our client is unable to work or live independently. She relies on her family for everyday activities like cooking, cleaning, taking a shower, and using the restroom.

Every medical provider she has seen has rendered her unable to work.

Still, MetLife denied her long-term disability benefits.

Dabdoub Law Firm Threatens Legal Action

Our firm was, frankly, appalled and disappointed by MetLife’s behavior in this case. We were fully prepared to take legal action against them, but upon reviewing our documents, MetLife agreed to a favorable resolution.

Now, our client will have the time she needs to cope with the following conditions:

  • Lyme Disease
  • Migraines
  • Seizure disorder
  • Seronegative inflammatory arthritis
  • Asthma
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Anxiety
  • Endometriosis
  • Chronic pain
  • Postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome (POTS)
  • Neuropathy
  • Neural inflammation
  • Disability affecting daily living

If you are experiencing any of the ailments above, we may also be able to help you get the disability benefits you deserve.

Attorneys That Specialize in Handling Your Disability Insurance Claims

Our law firm was created with a single purpose in mind: to help people get disability benefits from insurance companies.

With that kind of focus, we have:

  1. Experience with every major disability insurance company,
  2. A proven track record of success in long-term disability lawsuits,
  3. Recovered millions of dollars in disability benefits for clients like you.

Every day, our disability lawyers work to get insurance companies to approve long-term disability claims or appeal disability benefits denials.

With so much at stake, shouldn’t you have expert disability lawyers on your side?

Because federal law applies to most disability insurance claims, we do not have to be located in your state to help.

Call us at (800) 969-0488 or contact us online to speak with a disability insurance lawyer and schedule your free consultation.