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Dabdoub Law Firm Secures Standard LTD Benefits for Oregon Engineering Supervisor with Sacroiliitis

Dabdoub Law Firm Secures LTD Benefits for Oregon Supervisor with Sacroiliitis

Last August, a resident of Portland, OR reached out to Dabdoub Law Firm for assistance after The Standard Life Insurance Company wrongfully denied his long-term disability (LTD) claim. Keep reading to learn more about this recent success in Portland.

Attorney Burgos Successfully Appealed to The Standard on Portland Client’s Behalf

Prior to his disability, our Oregon client led a successful career as an engineering supervisor for Lam Research Corporation. He was forced to stop working after developing serious medical conditions requiring surgical intervention. Sadly, a series of surgeries and procedures failed to offer any relief or improvement, perpetuating our client’s chronic pain and limited range of motion (ROM).

Despite a wealth of medical evidence, The Standard chose to abandon its fiduciary duties under ERISA law by wrongfully terminating our client’s claim, leaving him no choice but to turn to Dabdoub Law Firm to advocate on his behalf. Fortunately, Attorney Geannina Burgos wasted no time informing The Standard of their unjust actions, pointing to the extensive medical evidence contradicting the wrongful termination of benefits.

In addition to sacroiliitis, post-laminectomy syndrome, and severe back pain, our Portland client was also diagnosed with throat cancer, leading to chemotherapy and radiation treatment. “[My client’s] medical records are replete with evidence corroborating his complaints of pain, limited range of motion, and chronic fatigue,” Attorney Burgos points out.

Reports from numerous treating physicians and objective medical evidence support the conclusion that our client is incapable of even sedentary work. Multiple failed surgeries for lumbar fusion further illustrate the severity of his health conditions.

Our client underwent a functional capacity evaluation (FCE), which courts consistently uphold as “the best means” of assessing an individual’s functional level. The administering physician confirmed severe impairments regarding strength, positional tolerance, mobility, and balance, contradicting The Standard’s insistence that our client is fully capable of working at any capacity.

The Standard’s Termination Was Wrong & Unreasonable, Evidence Shows

“The Standard was unreasonable when it ignored the objective medical evidence, well-documented office notes, and clear conclusions of [my client’s] treating providers all supporting a finding of total disability,” Attorney Burgos concludes.

Fortunately, our seasoned disability lawyers enlightened The Standard to the error of their ways, resulting in the overdue approval of LTD benefits that our Oregon client is rightfully entitled to.

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:

  • Having an attorney who is an expert in long-term disability claims;
  • Having an attorney who has experience with every major disability insurance company; and
  • 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:

  • 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.

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.