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RiverSource Life Insurance Approves Disability Benefits for Florida Client with Rheumatoid Arthritis

Dabdoub Law Firm Secures RiverSource Disability Benefits for Client with RA

A disabled Floridian turned to Dabdoub Law Firm for assistance securing disability benefits from RiverSource Life Insurance Company. Keep reading to learn more about this latest victory in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

Dabdoub Lawyers Secure RiverSource Disability Benefits for Fort Lauderdale Client

Attorney Kevin Schaefer, one of our knowledgeable disability insurance lawyers, told RiverSource that there is a “plethora of medical evidence” to confirm his client’s disability.

Attorney Schaefer goes on to make clear one salient fact: due to chronic pain, limitations, and restrictions of living with rheumatoid arthritis (RA), our Fort Lauderdale client is unable to perform the material and substantial duties of her regular occupation, making her legally entitled to disability benefits under the terms of her policy.

Prior to RA derailing her health and overall quality of life in Fort Lauderdale, our client enjoyed her decades-long position at Purity Wholesale Grocers, where she excelled at her job for over 23 years. She had every intention of continuing to climb the professional ranks—but life had other plans.

“[My client] has a complicated medical history,” Attorney Schaefer explains, adding that before being diagnosed with RA in 2019, our Florida client underwent spinal fusion surgery and multiple carpal tunnel surgeries—and yet, her pain persisted.

The results of her Functional Capacity Evaluation (FCE) in May 2022—an exam that courts consistently consider to be “the best means” of assessing an individual’s functionality level—confirmed that our client is only capable of assuming a position in a “less than sedentary” physical demand level.

“Absent the ability to sit comfortably for at least six hours per day, there is no question [my client] cannot reliably perform any full-time occupation, even one that is sedentary in nature,” Attorney Schaefer concluded.

RiverSource Approves Disability Benefits for Dabdoub Client in Florida

Attorney Schaefer wasted no time in providing comprehensive evidence of our Fort Lauderdale client’s disability, fortifying her disability insurance claim with sufficient evidence from numerous physicians and clinical records.

The healthcare professional who administered the FCE not only noted that our client "was limited by pain, weakness, and limited mobility" but also confirmed she "gave a consistent performance and effort during the evaluation," promptly putting any denial to bed regarding the extent of our client's disability.

Fortunately, our Dabdoub attorneys successfully instated disability claims on our Fort Lauderdale client's behalf, equipping the hardworking Floridian with the support she needs to live the fullest quality of life possible.

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If you are facing a long-term disability claim denial, you should consult an experienced disability lawyer. Our lawyers specialize in disability claims with insurance companies.

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  1. This law firm has expertise in disability insurance claims;
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Because federal law applies to most disability insurance claims, we do not have to be located in your state to help. All our lawyers commit every day to helping people get disability benefits from insurance companies. Call (800) 969-0488 to get help with:

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