Disability Insurance Lawsuits
A Track Record of Winning Long Term Disability Insurance Lawsuits
Taking on a disability insurance company in a lawsuit can be intimidating.
Not for us. We are experts in disability insurance.
It’s important to hire a law firm with a proven record of success
in the courtroom. Our disability insurance law firm can back-up its claim
that we can take on insurance companies from the start of a
LTD claim to winning the lawsuit in court.
How? We have court wins in federal trial courts and courts of appeals to prove it.
Because we specialize in disability insurance, our lawyers have achieved
remarkable success in winning disability lawsuits against insurance companies.
Winning disability lawsuits not only means our clients win their long
term disability benefits, it also means we make good law for disability
It is no secret that insurance companies hide behind disability insurance
laws, like ERISA, to deny valid disability insurance claims. Because ERISA
and disability laws can be more favorable to insurance companies, it can
be difficult to win a disability insurance lawsuit. Our team of
lawyers, led by
Attorney Edward Dabdoubhave fought back for clients and achieved outstanding results.
If you need to file a lawsuit against your disability insurance company,
our lawyers know how to win these cases. We proudly represent clients in
all 50 states. Call to speak with an attorney with expertise in disability insurance.
Below is a list of some of our federal court wins against insurance companies:
Miller v. PNC Disability Plan: In this case that concluded in October 2017, our client suffered from
degenerative disc disease, a serious
medical condition that cause her to suffer
chronic pain. To try to alleviate her symptoms, she underwent five total surgeries
but none were successful in preventing her disability.
Liberty reviewed disability claims for PNC and initially approved her benefits,
only to inexplicably terminate them later. The case eventually went to
federal court, where the Chief Judge ruled in our client’s favor.
As such, this
case result helped set some groundwork for future similar cases on some very complicated
Ashmore v. NFL Disability Plan: In 2018, Dabdoub Law Firm had the honor of winning a case for
NFL star Darryl Ashmore, who sought disability benefits through the Player Disability & Neurocognitive
Benefit Plan managed by the NFL. Across 11 seasons of play, Mr. Ashmore
suffered a variety of injuries that caused
migraines, chronic pain, and more health complications. To try to discourage him
from seeking benefits, the Plan told him that he must attend numerous
medical evaluations in multiple states in just a few weeks’ time,
despite travel being detrimental health due to his conditions. After he
understandably did not attend all the medical evaluations, the NFL outright
denied his disability benefits, which is when Dabdoub Law Firm filed suit
to recover his disability benefits. We fought a formidable opponent like
the NFL in court and
Bradshaw v. Reliance Standard: Our client suffered a stroke not long after giving birth, causing her
to become disabled and unable to return to work.
Reliance Standard denied her benefits on the basis that her pregnancy had apparently contributed
to her stroke, and that she had not been insured by the company prior
to her pregnancy. Dabdoub Law Firm helped Ms. Bradshaw appeal the case
to a federal court of appeal and argued against the insurer’s “but
for” argument. In a decision that would help form the basis for
similar future cases, the court held that the “substantially contributed
to” test must be applied. That is to say, if her pregnancy did not
“substantially contribute to” her stroke’s occurrence,
then her benefits cannot be denied. Our team prevailed on behalf of Ms.
Bradshaw in February 2019.
Kaviani v. Reliance Standard: As recently as May 2019, Dabdoub Law Firm won another LTD benefits case
in federal court. This time, Reliance Standard tried to portray our client
as lying about his disability. As a dentist, our client needed to use
precise dental tools in the average day, but his chronic pain prevented
him from being able to use them with the right amount of care. The insurer
tried to use medical opinions from its own doctors that said he should
be at work in pain because it was better than being at home in pain, and
that his disability had no outwardly visible symptoms. With a pile of
evidence of his disability and inability to work as a dentist, Dabdoub
Law Firm countered Reliance Standard’s argument, challenged the
medical opinions, and won the case for our client, forever changing his
life for the better.
Kaviani Win in the United States Court of Appeals: After winning the disability lawsuit for a Florida
dentist disabled from cervicalgia, Reliance appealed that decision. The case went
to the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit, which
sided with our client, marking a major victory by Dabdoub Law Firm for
Attorneys That Specialize in Handling Your Disability Insurance Lawsuit
As a law firm that specializes in helping people get disability benefits
from insurance companies, our lawyers are experts.
- Every lawyer focuses on disability insurance;
- We have a proven track record of success in the courtroom;
- We have recovered millions of dollars in disability benefits for clients
across the country;
- We have challenged every major insurance company and know their tactics
With so much at stake, shouldn’t you have experienced disability
lawyers on your side?
Call our firm today!