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Lincoln Wrongfully Terminates LTD Benefits for Erie, PA Man with Nerve Damage

Dabdoub Law Firm Secures LTD Benefits for Client in Erie, PA

In February 2022, our client was forced to step away from his well-established career at NLMK USA due to chronic pain.

Shortly after, our client took swift and appropriate action to prioritize both his physical and financial health: he received his short-term disability (STD) benefits, was promptly approved for SSDI benefits, and submitted his claim for long-term disability (LTD) benefits. The latter resulted in defeat when The Lincoln National Life Insurance Company unjustly denied his claim for LTD benefits.

Frustrated and physically unfit for work, our client turned to our skilled disability insurance lawyers at Dabdoub Law Firm for assistance.

Lincoln Financial Wrongfully Denied Our Client’s Disability Claim

No one can predict when a life-altering event may occur. While such impactful occurrences are often unexpected, this doesn’t mean that they are unexplainable.

Our client’s chronic pain disrupted the life he once enjoyed. For 20 years, he worked hard at his profession in the steel industry. His diligence and admirable work ethic allowed him to ascend through the company’s ranks when he was promoted from mechanic to manager—a position he grew to truly love.

Medical Evidence Proves That Our Client Is Unfit for Work

After a cursory review, Lincoln Financial wrongfully denied our client the disability benefits he rightfully deserves. The company justified its decision on the grounds that our Pennsylvania client is, in fact, capable of continuing in his current occupation—but the medical evidence suggests otherwise.

In addition to working with his primary care physician, our client also worked extensively with a physical therapist and occupational therapist to determine the root of the chronic pain he suffers from.

After consulting with multiple doctors, he finally discovered some enlightening, albeit concerning, answers: his chronic pain was stemming from nerve damage in his left leg, in addition to back problems and loose hardware from his 2019 surgery, all of which limit our client's mobility. His daily functioning is further impaired by difficulties standing and sitting,

According to his treating physicians, our client is no longer suited for his current workplace. Walking the maintenance floor is no longer a safe and routine activity, but a hazardous one, as our client has been identified as a major fall risk. His daily functioning is further impaired by difficulties sitting and standing, in addition to an inability to sit down for extended periods of time.

After thoroughly evaluating his condition, the physicians made it very clear that the patient was no longer able to physically able to perform his job. They specified that his condition prevents him from tolerating more than 3 total hours of sedentary work per day—an impossibility in his current role as a maintenance supervisor. The medical professionals also expressed that corrective surgery would likely do nothing to improve his symptoms.

Our Lawyers Successfully Appealed to Lincoln Financial on Behalf of Our Client

Our trusted disability insurance attorneys appealed to The Lincoln National Life Insurance Company on our Pennsylvania client’s behalf, reversing the unjust decision to deny him the long-term disability benefits that he evidently qualifies for.

Our compassionate legal team at Dabdoub Law Firm understands how frustrating it can be to have your rights violated by companies with more funding, resources, and power. You don’t have to fight alone. Turn to a trusted legal advocate with nationwide experience in disability insurance.

Help from a Lawyer with Expertise in Disability Insurance

This law firm was built to be a disability insurance law firm. That focus means:

  1. All of our lawyers specialize in disability insurance claims.
  2. We have experience with every major disability insurance company.
  3. We have won important long-term disability lawsuits.

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