As a podiatrist in private practice in Boca Raton, Florida, our client knew better than to take on a disability insurance company by himself. When he was diagnosed with atrial fibrillation and treated for ongoing heart problems, our client turned to Dabdoub Law Firm to help him recover benefits from Northwestern Mutual.
We were happy to help and quickly initiated our client’s claim with his disability insurance company. Our team explained our client’s sudden onset of symptoms to Northwestern Mutual and provided objective medical evidence of atrial fibrillation.
Using an electrocardiogram (EKG), medical records, and a statement from our client’s attending physician, we were able to get our client’s claim approved in no time.
Our Client Tried to Keep Working
Our client was reluctant to give up his 30-year career and his own podiatry practice. He began experiencing intense cardiac symptoms in September 2020. Feeling like his heart would beat out of his chest, our client sought help from his cardiologist. The experienced doctor identified atrial fibrillation (an irregular and very rapid heartbeat) right away, gave our client medication on the spot, and scheduled him for a cardioversion – a medical procedure that uses electricity to return an abnormally fast heart rate to a normal state.
The cardioversion was successful, but our client’s atrial fibrillation returned quickly. The next month, he underwent cardiac ablation, a procedure where the doctor creates tiny scars in the heart to block abnormal electrical signals and restore a normal heartbeat. Once again, the procedure was successful, but the atrial fibrillation returned. As such, our client underwent another cardioversion.
Throughout all of this, our client attempted to keep working. He became so fatigued and short of breath in the morning that he had to take a nap and could no longer see patients in the afternoons. Instead of quitting, our client simply adjusted his practice.
Unfortunately, this adjustment was not enough. Our client had to stop doing surgery, scale down his practice, and eventually stop working full-time in his occupation as a podiatrist entirely.
After making this difficult decision, our client contacted Dabdoub Law Firm. We made his insurance claim easy, and now he has the LTD benefits he needs to look after his health.
Help From a Lawyer with Expertise in Disability Insurance
Disability insurance law is complex, which is why you should hire an experienced disability to handle your claim. Because all disability lawyers at this law firm focus on disability insurance claims, we have expertise in disability insurance law.
That means we have:
- Experience with every major disability insurance company.
- A proven track record of success in major disability lawsuits.
- Recovered millions of dollars in disability benefits for our clients.
Further, we never charge fees or costs unless our clients get paid.
Dabdoub Law Firm can help at any stage of your disability insurance claim, including:
- Submitting your disability insurance claim,
- Appealing a long-term disability denial,
- Negotiating your lump-sum settlement, or
- Filing a lawsuit against your disability insurance company.
Call us at (800) 969-0488 or contact us online to speak with an experienced disability attorney. Consultations are free.