Cigna Threatens to Deny Benefits for Recovering Breast Cancer Survivor
Our client spent 17 years diligently working as a pathology assistant in an Aledo, Texas lab. She was a loyal and hard worker until her body started weakening. She continued working through many medical conditions until she was no longer able to fulfill the requirements of her job.
At this point, our client filed for short-term disability (STD) benefits from Cigna. Her claim was approved until she received notice that the company planned to deny upcoming benefits. When this occurred, our client promptly appealed. Cigna continued threats of denial and demanded more information, so the pathology assistant became a client at Dabdoub Law Firm.
The Weakening Body of a Pathology Assistant
Unfortunately, people do not stay healthy forever. Our client’s health began declining in 2017, when she was diagnosed with carpal tunnel. She had bilateral carpal tunnel surgery, which left her hands 22% disabled. Still, our client kept working until she was diagnosed with breast cancer later in the year. Over the next year, our client endured painful and exhausting treatments, and her body continued to deteriorate. She was diagnosed with ankylosing spondylitis, chronic fatigue syndrome, anxiety, depression, elevated liver enzymes, and peripheral neuropathy.
She continued to work for as long as she could but was forced to stop in March 2020. Her medical records show our client meets the definition of disability under Cigna’s policy.
Dabdoub Law Firm Proves Cigna’s Denial Would Be Wrong and Unreasonable
We provided more than enough evidence to reinstate our client’s STD benefits. We pointed out this fact to Cigna and reminded them of their fiduciary duty toward our client. We also told Cigna that if they continued to de-emphasize or disregard evidence favoring the approval of benefits, our client would be forced to sue.
With this information, Cigna reinstated our client’s STD benefits and paid her retroactive benefits in full. We hope this helps our client manage her co-morbid conditions and debilitating symptoms.
Our Lawyers Specialize in Disability Insurance Claims
Because our law firm has always focused only on disability insurance, our lawyers are experts in legal representation for clients who need benefits.
That means our disability lawyers have:
- Won several major disability lawsuits that improved laws for disability claimants.
- Experience fighting every major insurance company, including UNUM, Hartford, MetLife, CIGNA, Prudential, and more.
- Successfully represented hundreds of clients and won millions of dollars in disability benefits.
Federal law applies to most disability insurance claims, so we can help clients across the country.
Disability insurance companies have lawyers. You should, too. Contact Dabdoub Law Firm to get experienced disability lawyers on your side.
We can help with:
- Submitting a disability insurance claim,
- Appealing a long-term disability denial,
- Negotiating a lump-sum settlement, or
- Filing a lawsuit against your disability insurance company.
Call us at (800) 969-0488 for a free consultation with a disability attorney. You will not owe any legal fees or face any costs until we recover the benefits you deserve.