Dabdoub Law Firm Secures LTD Benefits for California Client with Photosensitivity
In June, Dabdoub Law Firm successfully restored long-term disability (LTD) benefits for our client in San Diego, California, after Lincoln Financial Group wrongfully and abruptly terminated them without cause. Keep reading to learn more about this recent success story in the Golden State.
Dabdoub Attorney Successfully Appeals to Lincoln on Behalf of San Diego Client
Thankfully, Attorney Kevin Probst successfully appealed to Lincoln on behalf of our San Diego client, restoring the LTD benefits she needs and deserves. After she was forced to leave her demanding job as a clinical nurse, our California client was approved for LTD benefits by Lincoln—only for the insurer to cancel her benefits in April 2023, falsely claiming she no longer met the definition of disability under her policy.
Our disability insurance attorneys succeeded in fortifying our client’s claim with additional evidence, including results from her Functional Capacity Evaluation (FCE)—an assessment that U.S. courts have consistently upheld as “the best means” of assessing an individual’s functionality.
Our client’s FCE results confirmed that she is unable to perform her job “due to photosensitivity to fluorescent lights causing eye pain, dizziness and headaches.” The note adds that she was only able to make minimal eye contact during the test, as the regular lighting in the assessment room was enough to result in severe eye pain and headache.
“Not surprisingly, [my client’s] FCE—corroborated by her signed statement, treating physicians’ medical records and conclusions, multiple letters of support from close friends and family, symptom diary, prescription histories, and Dr. Creel’s disability verification letter—confirms that she has been disabled and remains disabled,” Attorney Probst concludes in his appeal. “As such, Lincoln would be wrong and unreasonable to deny her claim.”
Lincoln’s Termination of Benefits Was Unjust, Evidence Shows
Attorney Probst wasted no time informing Lincoln that his California client was and remains disabled, despite Lincoln's abrupt and unreasonable termination of benefits. Fortunately, Dabdoub Law Firm successfully restored our California client’s LTD benefits with Lincoln, empowering her to live the fullest quality of life possible.
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