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Dabdoub Law Firm Secures STD Benefits from New York Life for Phoenix Client with Chronic Pain

Dabdoub Law Firm Secures Short-Term Disability Benefits from New York Life

In September 2022, Dabdoub Law Firm successfully appealed on behalf of our client in Phoenix, AZ who was wrongfully denied short-term disability (“STD”) benefits. Our Phoenix client suffers from a painful disability caused by progressive degeneration in her spine.

Although our client initially filed a workers' compensation claim, she ultimately withdrew this claim after being advised to do so, as her disability is not work-related. While New York Life rightfully approved our client's long-term disability (“LTD”) claim, her short-term disability claim was denied under the work-related injury exclusion.

Our client turned to Dabdoub Law Firm in her time of need to right these wrongs and receive the compensation she was due.

New York Life Wrongfully Denies Disability Claim Due to Work-Related Injury Exclusion

Dabdoub Law Firm swiftly appealed on behalf of our Phoenix client, reminding New York Life that it bears the burden to prove that the work-related injury exclusion applies to our client’s case.

We reminded New York Life that this burden has yet to be met by their organization, as they denied our client’s claim on the sole basis of her previous workers’ compensation claim—a claim that, as previously mentioned, was ultimately withdrawn due to its lack of relevancy.

Dabdoub Law Firm advocated on behalf of our Phoenix client by presenting sufficient medical evidence detailing that her disability isn’t work-related, but a degenerative condition that her physician described as “insidious in nature” and presented a gradual onset of chronic pain and symptoms.

By providing this medical documentation, we clearly demonstrated that our client’s disability is not the result of a workplace injury or incident; therefore, her short-term disability claim was wrongfully denied by New York Life.

Our skilled disability insurance attorneys proceeded to respectfully but firmly remind New York Life of its obligation to act in our client’s best interest. By wrongfully denying her short-term disability claim, the company neglected its fiduciary responsibilities and assumed a self-serving position in an effort to avoid liability—a blatant obstruction of the justice and compensation our client rightfully deserves for her suffering.

Dabdoub Law Firm assured New York Life that should the company fail to reverse its unreasonable denial of our client’s short-term disability benefits, our firm was well prepared to take immediate legal action on her behalf.

Lawyers with Expertise in Disability Insurance Claims

This law firm has always focused only on disability insurance law. Because we specialize in long-term disability, our clients get the benefit of:

  1. Having an attorney who is an expert in long-term disability claims;
  2. Having an attorney who has experience with every major disability insurance company;
  3. Being backed by a law firm that has a proven track record of winning tough disability lawsuits.

Call the Dabdoub Law Firm to get experienced disability lawyers on your side. We can help with:

The firm represents clients nationwide with disability claims governed by federal law, even if we are not located in your state.

Call (800) 969-0488 or contact us online to speak with an experienced disability attorney. Pay no fees or costs unless you get paid.