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Dabdoub Law Successfully Restores STD Benefits for Houston Client
Our experienced disability insurance lawyers successfully appealed on behalf of our client in Houston, Texas to restore his short-term disability (STD) benefits. After suffering from extreme symptoms due to mental illness, our Texas client turned to Dabdoub Law Firm for help. Read on to learn more about this recent success story in the Lone Star State.
Guardian Life Terminated Our Client’s Benefits After His Suicide Attempt
In March 2023, our firm fiercely advocated on behalf of our client in Houston, TX after Guardian Life Insurance wrongfully terminated his STD benefits. Though their careless decision resulted in considerable damage to our client’s life, Guardian Life’s reasoning came nowhere close to the degree of injustice they inflicted on an innocent person who deserved better.
Guardian Life Terminated Our Client’s Benefits After He Attempted Suicide
After Guardian Life cited “insufficient proof” of our client’s disability to justify their egregious error, our powerhouse lawyers wasted no time in exposing the insurer’s blatant disregard for the health and wellbeing of those they are legally obligated to protect and serve.
This is especially true given our client’s suicide attempt in October 2022, an event that was immediately followed by the termination of his disability benefits that same month.
“No one attempts suicide and wakes up the next morning perfectly fine and ready and capable to return to their jobs,” Attorney Edward Dabdoub explained. He went on to expand on how Guardian’s insensitive decision—not to mention their unresponsiveness in the months to follow—calls their morality into serious question: Is attempting suicide enough proof of disability, or must policyholders take their own lives before receiving approval for the disability benefits they’re due?
Attorney Dabdoub was kind enough to enlighten Guardian about the error of their ways by addressing the perfectly sufficient evidence of both our client’s disability. Contrary to Guardian’s ignorant claims, our Texas client is—quite literally—unable to work at this time, as demonstrated by his current residence at an inpatient rehabilitation clinic following his hospitalization months prior.
Fortunately, Dabdoub Law Firm successfully defended our Houston client’s basic rights as both a human being and disabled individual, providing him with time and space to focus on healing while receiving the support he rightfully deserves.
Disability Insurance Companies Have Lawyers. Shouldn’t You?
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- This law firm has expertise in disability insurance claims;
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