Dabdoub Law Firm Secures LTD Benefits for Client in Miami, FL
In January 2023, Dabdoub Law Firm gladly accepted the opportunity to secure long-term disability (LTD) benefits for another deserving client in Miami. Read his success story to learn how our disability insurance attorneys successfully appealed on our Florida client’s behalf and restored the disability benefits he is rightfully entitled to.
Our Disability Lawyers Appealed to Reliance on Florida Client’s Behalf
After his benefits were unjustly terminated by Reliance Standard Life Insurance Company in September 2022, our determined disability insurance lawyers stepped in to help our client secure the assistance he rightfully deserves.
Sadly, this isn’t the first time our Miami client has been forced to appeal to Reliance, as the insurance company has been paying his disability benefits since 2020. Although there has been no improvement in his condition, Reliance saw fit to wrongfully terminate our client’s LTD benefits despite the wealth of evidence against this poor decision.
Our client’s series of health issues began in September 2019 with an acute episode of vertigo. Since then, he was diagnosed with Meniere’s Disease and suffers a range of debilitating symptoms, including tinnitus, hearing loss, nausea, balance and coordination difficulties, and migraines.
Reliance’s Termination of Benefits Was Wrong and Unreasonable
In 2020, Reliance accepted this as sufficient evidence of our client’s disabled condition and agreed to pay LTD benefits. An objective functional assessment (FCE) and other medical reports aligned with Reliance’s decision.
His physicians fully supported his disabled condition, agreeing that he is unable to perform “computer-related activities,” including typing and screen time, for longer than 60 seconds. One doctor went as far as to say that our client is “one of the most consistently dizzy and impaired patients” she has treated in her practice.
Even after multiple physicians concluded that our client was unable to work in any capacity, Reliance twice denied his claim despite a lack of any new medical information or valid reasoning. They justified their bizarre decision by claiming that because our client could operate a vehicle, he was capable of working full-time.
Bryn Natland, one of our experienced disability attorneys who helped with our Florida client’s case, expressed her concern about the insurer’s unreasonable decisions.
“The rationale raises serious concerns about how Reliance views disability,” Attorney Natland pointed out. “In what world is driving to a medical appointment or to the grocery store equivalent to the ability to work a full-time job?”
Fortunately, our hardworking disability insurance lawyers fought to appeal on our client’s behalf. Despite the long and arduous road just to secure the LTD benefits he is rightfully entitled to, our firm is glad to share that this Miami resident is finally receiving the support and care he needs and deserves.
Our Lawyers Specialize in Disability Insurance Claims
Because our law firm has always focused only on disability insurance, our lawyers are experts in legal representation for disability insurance benefits. That means our disability lawyers have:
- Won several major disability lawsuits that help make better laws for disability claimants;
- Successfully represented hundreds of clients and won millions of dollars in disability benefits; and
- Experience fighting every major insurance company, such as UNUM, Hartford, MetLife, CIGNA, Prudential, and more.
Because federal law applies to most disability insurance claims, we can help clients across the country.
Disability insurance companies have lawyers. You should too. Call the Dabdoub Law Firm to get experienced disability lawyers on your side. We can help with:
- Submitting a disability insurance claim;
- Appealing a long-term disability denial;
- Negotiating a lump-sum settlement; or
- Filing a lawsuit against your disability insurance company.
Call (800) 969-0488 to request a free consultation with a disability attorney. No fees or costs until you get paid.