Success Stories

Millions of Dollars in Disability Benefits Paid to Our Clients

Dabdoub Law Firm is proud of our achievements as disability attorneys. We have had many successes, including millions in disability benefits paid out to our clients over many years. We have taken on all major disability insurance companies across the United States to fight for our clients’ disability benefits.

While all case results vary based on your individual circumstances, you can read a sample of some of our many results below. Call (800) 969-0488 to learn how we can help you, too.

  • Video Surveillance

    UNUM

    UNUM conducted video surveillance of our client in an effort to prove he was not disabled, and he was able to work. However, they took video of the wrong person. We were able to prove they did not get video surveillance of our client, but of someone else. Our client was totally disabled and UNUM reinstated the benefits.
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  • Spinal Cord Ischemia

    Prudential

    We appealed against Prudential on behalf of our client who suffered from spinal cord ischemia. We refuted their claim that he could work, in any occupation, which was based upon their surveillance, medical records review and a vocational analysis. We proved that they wrongly terminated his benefits and he could not, in fact, work in any occupation.

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  • Diabetes

    Reliance

    Our client suffered from diabetes and complications from the diabetes that left him permanently disabled. We filed an appeal against Reliance Standard arguing that they unreasonably relied on the opinion of one nurse from their company who reviewed his claim file. We provided medical evidence supporting his total disability and his benefits were reinstated.

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  • Comorbid Conditions

    Liberty

    We successfully handled an appeal against Liberty Life Assurance Company for our client who suffered from a number of unrelated medical conditions. We argued that her comorbid conditions rendered her permanently disabled and that under ERISA Liberty Life violated the allowed time frame to make a decision on the appeal. After filing a lawsuit, our clients long term disability benefits were reinstated.

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  • Multiple Sclerosis

    Hartford

    We filed an appeal against The Hartford because they misapplied a bonus she received a year and a half after our client received it. WE argued that the case law is clear saying an insurance company can wait to apply something they know will disqualify a person from continuing receiving benefits. Because they waited a year and a half, the waived their right to apply the bonus to the earnings. Our client’s benefits were reinstated.
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  • Stroke

    Metlife

    Our client suffered a stroke but continued to work for about five years before leaving the job and filing for disability insurance benefits from MetLife. MetLife relied on their doctors’ opinions that our client could work but did not provide a reasonable explanation as to why. We argued that it is against ERISA law to not provide a reasonable explanation as to why they believed he could continue working. The denial was reversed and our client was awarded the benefits he is entitled to.
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  • Hit and Run Car Accident

    Metlife

    Our client suffered from neck, shoulder, and back pain, numbness and headaches as the result of a hit and run accident with a heavy duty truck. We provided all relevant medical records showing he could not longer work as a chiropractor and had to sell his practice. As a result, he was approved for disability benefits.
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  • Muscle and artery severed in the calf

    Hartford

    Our client suffered from a severed muscle and artery in his calf that occurred when he was a teenager. As a result of the injury, he had a number of other medical conditions which in totality left him disabled. The Hartford terminated his benefits based upon the misinterpretation of a physician's statements questionnaire. We filed an appeal with The Hartford and proved that the questionnaire they relied on was purposefully confusing. Our clients benefits were reinstated.
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  • Hormonal Disorder

    Lincoln

    We filed a claim with Lincoln Financial on behalf of our client who was a chiropractor. The insurance company requested our client submit financial information including tax returns. We argued that unless they are clearly required by the policy, we do not hand over any financial information because it should not have an effect the claim decision. Lincoln approved our client for the disability benefits he was entitled to.
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  • Vaginal Mesh Complications

    Aetna

    Our firm filed an appeal on behalf of a client who was totally disabled due to the complications of a vaginal mesh implant and secondary mental health issues. Aetna terminated her benefits after eighteen months claiming she could return to work. However they failed to cite any improvement in her medical condition or conduct a physical medical review. In our appeal we argued that they failed to consider all of her medical conditions as is required by law. Aetna reversed the appeal and our client is now receiving the disability benefits she deserves.
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  • Multiple Sclerosis

    CIGNA LINA

    Our client suffered from multiple sclerosis, chronic migraines and optic neuritis. All of these conditions left her totally disabled. Aetna relied on the opinion of one doctor who never met or treated our client and cherry picked her file for reasons to deny the claim. We filed an appeal with all her medical evidence arguing that when her records are looked at in whole she is clearly suffering from a disabling disease. Upon receipt of our appeal, Cigna approved her disability benefits.
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  • Heart Condition

    The Standard

    We filed an appeal on behalf of our client suffering from heart conditions and secondary impairments as a result. In our appeal, we argued that The Standard terminated benefits based on a temporary improvement in her heart condition. She was still suffering from a worsening condition that left her disabled. After receipt of our appeal, The Standard reversed the termination and our client received the benefits she is entitled to.
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  • Equinovarus or Clubfeet

    Metlife

    Our client suffered from the worst form of clubfeet that caused severe chronic pain up his legs, hips, and back. We filed the initial claim with MetLife on his behalf and made sure that all medical evidence was included. He was approved after the initial claim was filed.
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  • Chronic Cysts and Mental Impairments

    Sun Life

    Our client suffered from chronic cysts all over the body which left him in severe pain and led to a mental breakdown. Sun Life denied his claim based on his mental state which they found was not disabling. We appealed arguing that they did not consider the totality of his conditions, specifically the physical conditions which have left him disabled. Sun Life reversed the denial and he now receives the long term disability benefits he deserves.
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  • Scleroderma

    Hartford

    The Hartford approved a long term disability appeal for a California client who suffered from scleroderma. The client was unable to return to her occupation due to physical and cognitive impairments as a result of her medical condition. Our firm kept pressure on The Hartford to make sure a timely decision was made.
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  • Chronic Pain

    CIGNA LINA

    We successfully reinstated short term disability benefits and initiated long term disability benefits for an ultrasound technologist living with chronic pain. CIGNA had wrongfully terminated her benefits early, leaving her without financial support while she could not hold gainful employment due to her disabilities.

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  • Mental Illness

    Prudential

    Our client was an accountant who suffered from mental illness after the death of a child. She filed her claim through her individual disability insurance policy. Although there was a period of time where our client did not seek treatment, she still suffered from mental illness. Prudential tried to use that as a reason to terminate her benefits. We submitted all her medical evidence that showed she continued to suffer from mental illness, even during the time she was not seeking help. Upon receipt of our appeal, Prudential reversed the termination and she received the benefits she deserved.
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  • Severe Pain From A Fall

    CIGNA LINA

    We took over our client’s appeal after his benefits were terminated by Cigna. Cigna first claimed that he did not update his file and then claimed that his medical records did not show a continued disability. We were able to provide detailed records and doctor’s letters that establish his continued disability. Cigna then reversed the termination.
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  • Hepatitis C

    CIGNA LINA

    Our client was being treated for hepatitis C to a point where it was no longer detectable in the body. However, the effects it caused over the years, especially to the liver, were so severe it left him totally disabled. LINA terminated his benefits after a few years because of the treatment he received. We filed an appeal arguing that his liver damage is so severe he is not able to work in any occupation. We provided medical evidence in support of our argument. LINA reversed the termination and our client was able to receive the benefits he deserves.
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  • Leg Injury

    Northwestern Mutual

    We represented an emergency room physician who suffered from a disabling leg injury. She had an own occupation disability plan with Northwestern Mutual. Northwestern misapplied the definition of total disability under the plan when they terminated her benefits claiming she could perform duties of her job that did not require her to stand. We argued that the definition of total disability in the policy meant she cannot do the important duties of her occupation, namely moving around the ER as a physician. Northwestern reinstated her benefits based on our appeal.
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  • Injuries From A Car Accident

    Metlife

    MetLife terminated our clients benefits after 24 months based on a limitation in the policy. Our client suffered from injuries relating to a car accident. We filed an appeal in which we were able to show that his condition fell under one of the seven exceptions to the limitation. Shortly after we filed the appeal, MetLife reversed the termination.
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  • Clubbed Feet

    Hartford

    We initiated a long-term disability claim with The Hartford on behalf of a client who suffered from club feet since childhood. After working for more than 30 years for her employer in management, the client could no longer continue working because of disabling symptoms resulting from failed corrective surgery. She was concerned she would not be approved and was in financial distress. Hartford approved the claim without issue.

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  • Stomach Cancer

    Liberty

    Our firm got involved and pressured Liberty Mutual into approving the claim. We argued that under ERISA and disability insurance law, a medical condition is only preexisting if it substantially contributed to disabling condition. Not all medical conditions and doctors’ visit are preexisting. Liberty Mutual eventually backed off and paid our client long term disability benefits back to the date benefits should have begun.

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  • Osteoarthritis

    Our client worked as a certified registered nurse anesthetist (CRNA) for decades but stopped work in March 2018 due to an extent of physical disabilities, which were confirmed by her own medical records. Some of her most severe physical debilitations included osteoarthritis and similar conditions, so she could not complete normal job duties that require the dexterous manipulation of tools. Dabdoub Law Firm assisted our client with her long-term disability claim, including the careful compilation of medical evidence that showed she could no longer work in a way. Ameritas Life Insurance Corporation reviewed accepted she was disabled and approved her disability claim.

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  • Chronic Pain

    Chronic Pain

    Prudential approved a long-term disability appeal for a Florida client who suffered from numerous conditions that caused chronic pain and fatigue. The client’s own occupation was a heavy physical demand strength, but he was unable to work even in a sedentary occupation. Our firm kept following up with Prudential to make sure a timely decision was made.
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  • Chronic Back & Joint Paint

    The Standard

    The Standard changed its long-term disability insurance policies and determined our client was no longer eligible for benefits, despite her chronic bank and joint pain. The insurance company even proposed she could return to some form of work while also acknowledging that her medical condition did not improve. We appealed the termination of her LTD benefits and were able to successfully get the benefits reinstated.

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  • Chronic Back Pain

    CIGNA LINA

    Our client was denied long term disability benefits from CIGNA after undergoing multiple back surgeries that left her incapable of completing various forms of work. CIGNA somehow claimed she was both disabled and not disabled in its denial letter. We successfully appealed the denial and had the benefits reinstated as needed.

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  • Chronic Back Pain

    Sun Life

    Our client was denied short term disability benefits from Sun Life on the grounds that her knee no longer caused extensive disability after replacement surgery. However, she also had chronic back pain, as noted in her medical records. Our disability insurance attorneys stepped in to not only appeal the short term disability denial, but to also begin a filing for long term disability benefits. The insurance company responded favorably for our client.

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  • Comorbid Conditions

    CIGNA LINA

    A registered nurse as a dialysis clinic required disability benefits for a variety of comorbid conditions. To her surprise, CIGNA terminated her benefits early, leaving her in financial straits. Dabdoub Law Firm was successful in convincing the insurer to reverse its termination and reinstate her LTD benefits.

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  • Vision Loss

    Hartford

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  • Fibromyalgia & Memory Loss

    CIGNA LINA

    Our client worked as a registered nurse up until she was diagnosed with fibromyalgia, as well as suspected depressive disorders and memory loss. The doctors that diagnosed and treated her know her and her condition with high familiarity. Despite the evidence and reasoning, CIGNA denied her long term disability benefits. Dabdoub Law Firm was called upon to intervene, investigate, and file appeal. We are pleased to say her LTD benefits have been reinstated.

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  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

    Liberty

    Liberty denied our client’s long term disability benefits based on the opinion of a single physician who never met or treated our client, who suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder, depression, and anxiety. Two treating doctors had concluded the symptoms of his conditions were deemed severe enough to prevent him from working as a mechanical engineer. We filed a successful appeal against the denial, and our client was awarded benefits promptly.

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  • Chronic Pain

    Sun Life

    After Sun Life first acknowledged our client’s worsening disabilities by providing her short term disability benefits, it inexplicably used the same medical information to terminate long term disability benefits. We were able to challenge the denial with a successful appeal, resulting in the reinstatement of her benefits.

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  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome

    CIGNA LINA

    Complex regional pain syndrome and carpal tunnel syndrome prevented our client from performing any work that required lifting or the use of her hands, yet CIGNA terminated her benefits for long term disability benefits. She explored other job positions similar to her previous work as an RN, but all required some sort of dexterous manipulation should not manage. Our attorneys were able to challenge the denial through an appeal, which ended in the successful reversal of her benefits’ termination.

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  • Neurological Impairment & Seizures

    Sun Life

    Living with neurological impairments and the constant risk of a sudden grand mal seizure, our client sought long term disability insurance benefits from Sun Life. The insurer relied on an underqualified nurse to review his case, pushing through a denial. Our law firm worked hard to prove his disability, which was complicated by an uncooperative treating physician. Ultimately, our client received the benefits he so deserves and needs.

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  • Cognitive Impairment

    CIGNA LINA

    Our client had 4 centimeters of her brain removed in a craniotomy after suffering an arteriovenous malformation. As a result, she suffers from memory loss, vision defects, and general confusion. CIGNA inexplicably terminated her benefits without any regard to her neurological conditions. We challenged the termination with success, reinstating her needed benefits.

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  • Legal Blindness

    Lincoln

    Our client in Holy Cross, Iowa was told by Lincoln that he would be fit to work in “any occupation” due to an arbitrary decision from the insurer, which subsequently canceled his long term disability benefits. However, he is legally blind. Dabdoub Law Firm challenged the insurer’s decision and had the LTD benefits reinstated.

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  • Chronic Ulcerative Colitis

    Liberty

    A truck driver in Tualatin, Oregon with chronic ulcerative colitis suffered worsened conditions and other health problems after being in a car accident. Liberty approved his short term benefits only to deny his long term benefits without any clear reasoning. Dabdoub Law Firm successfully appealed their decision.

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  • Post-Concussive Syndrome

    Liberty

    A Chief Accounting Officer (CAO) from Arlington Heights, Illinois was struck in the head by a hockey puck at a hockey game and suffered a severe concussion that rendered her disabled. Liberty terminated her disability benefits early, despite being aware of her persistent symptoms. Dabdoub Law Firm challenged the denial and got the benefits reinstated.

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  • Chronic Pain

    Principal Financial

    An office manager in Aventura, Florida who suffers from chronic pain and a deteriorating medical condition, was approved monthly disability payments from Principal Life. However, her disability benefits were terminated later, despite no improvement to her medical condition. Dabdoub Law Firm intervened and, by proving her medical condition never improved, convinced the insurer to reinstate her benefits.

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  • Mental Health

    Liberty

    A Deerfield Beach, Florida woman struggles with bipolar disorder, anxiety, and depression. It has become so severe, she cannot continue to work in any capacity. Liberty conducted a hasty “review” of her medical condition and decided to deny her benefits. Dabdoub Law Firm countered with a thorough explanation as to why the denial was unreasonable, and her benefits were approved.

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  • Mental & Physical Health

    Hartford

    The Hartford limited a Tallahassee man’s long-term disability benefits a year and a half before their own policy’s mental health limitation ended. Furthermore, the insurer seemed to completely disregard his physical debilitations. In a demand for evidence of its reasoning, Dabdoub Law Firm countered The Hartford’s decision. Faced with the threat of eventual litigation, The Hartford approved the reinstatement of his full LTD benefits.

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  • Chronic Diarrhea

    Reliance

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  • Chronic Back Pain

    Liberty

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  • Lung Disease

    Lincoln

    A dentist in Tulsa had to close his practice due to lung disease and chronic pain in his neck and back. Lincoln at first approved of his LTD benefits, only to terminate them based on an erroneous review of his medical records. Dabdoub Law Firm appealed twice to get the benefits reinstated as needed.

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  • Comorbid Conditions

    Metlife

    A Catskill, New York man with nearly a dozen severe diagnoses was denied LTD benefits by MetLife. The insurer seemingly ignored a stack of medical records to erroneously conclude our client could return to work. With our appeal, we were able to get is LTD benefits approved.

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  • Osteoarthritis

    Aetna

    Our client from Key West, Florida worked as an airplane mechanic his entire life. When osteoarthritis and other health conditions stopped him from working, Aetna denied his disability claim. We successfully argued that Aetna had ignored most of his medical records, appealing the denial.

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  • Multiple Sclerosis

    Aetna

    We appealed the unexplained termination of our client’s long term disability benefits, first granted years ago due to his continual degeneration of multiple sclerosis. Aetna could provide no justifiable reasons for terminating his benefits, especially after acknowledging his disability for years. Under the pressure of our attorneys, the insurance company reinstated our client’s benefits.

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  • Comorbid Conditions

    Metlife

    Our client is an entertainment industry star living with comorbid conditions, including bipolar disorder and hepatitis C. He had his long term disability benefits terminated early by MetLife after the insurance company allowed a paid physician consultant to review his case and push for termination, despite clear evidence of his conditions. We fought hard for the reinstatement of his benefits through an appeal, which MetLife ultimately provided again.

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  • Chronic Pain

    Prudential

    Our client was diagnosed with numerous comorbid medical conditions, many of which are chronic and progressive. In particular, cervical and lumbar degenerative disc disease prevents our client from continuing gainful occupation. Prudential claimed all of her conditions caused no limitation at all, in contrary to the opinions of every physician who has reviewed her case. We challenged their denial, and Prudential was convinced to provide her with long term disability benefits.

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  • Chronic Pain

    Liberty

    Our client was diagnosed with chronic pain and central sensitization syndrome. Liberty approved his long term disability benefits, but then terminated them later, despite there being absolutely no positive change in our client’s health. We challenged the early termination on the grounds that medical evidence of some form of recovery – which did not exist, of course – must be presented for the termination to be approvable. Given that such medical evidence could not be produced, Liberty reinstated our client’s LTD benefits.

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  • Chronic Pain

    Reliance

    A car accident caused our client to suffer a variety of injuries, including herniated discs and chronic pain. When attempted to seek long term disability benefits from Reliance, who had sold him an own occupation policy, the company denied his benefits. In court, the defense could not provide evidence contrary to our evidence of his disabilities, and instead relied on calling him a liar. Thanks to our skills and persistence, the court agreed with Dabdoub Law Firm and ruled in our client’s favor.

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  • Idiopathic Hypersomnia

    A Mount Holly Springs, Pennsylvania woman hit her head in her own home, resulting in a number of serious health complications, including chronic exhaustion. Georgia Life canceled her LTD benefits after it erroneously concluded her condition was mental, not physical. We successfully appealed the decision with further explanation from our skilled attorneys.

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  • Lip Infection

    UNUM

    A High Point, North Carolina nurse came to Dabdoub Law Firm for help after Unum rejected her LTD benefits. She suffers from chronically damaged lips, which significantly increase her risk of infection, especially in a medical setting. In a pointed letter, we demanded that the insurer re-review her case, see how dangerous it would be to let her work as a nurse or any occupation for the time being, and reinstate her benefits. We are happy to say they complied.

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  • Cancer

    Prudential

    Our client, a Kendall Park man, was diagnosed with myeloma, a form of incurable cancer. He filed for long-term disability benefits with Prudential after he could no longer reasonably continue his rewarding career as an executive with JP Morgan Chase. Bizarrely, the insurer effectively claimed he was cured of his cancer and canceled his benefits early. Dabdoub Law Firm challenged their decision and succeeded in reversing the termination.

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  • Stroke

    CIGNA LINA

    After a Philadelphia woman suffered a serious stroke, she could no longer work for Lockheed Martin or virtually any other employer. CIGNA approved her long-term disability benefits, only to terminate them early. We fought for their proper and fair reinstatement.
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  • Ehlers Danlos Syndrome

    Liberty

    An Akron, Ohio woman was diagnosed with a number of medical conditions, including Ehlers Danlos Syndrome and extreme sensitivity to light. Her physical conditions and mental health concerns rendered her disabled and unable to work. Liberty agreed she should not work but refused her LTD benefits all the same. We countered their decision successfully.

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  • Chronic Pain

    The Standard

    A Miami woman was struggling with chronic back and neck pain that resisted all treatments, including physical therapy. Despite a thorough medical record that spoke clearly of her disabilities, The Standard denied her long-term disability benefits based on a half-complete evaluation. We swiftly challenged their decision and ended this case with full LTD benefits being given to our client.

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  • Depression & Anxiety

    Hartford

    A Clinton, Iowa woman with severe depression and anxiety was denied long-term disability benefits by Hartford. Bizarrely, the insurer wanted to see objective medical tests to prove mental health difficulties, which is not possible. Dabdoub Law Firm pointed this out and secured the benefits for our client.

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  • Video Surveillance

    Hartford

    Our client suffers from several conditions, including chronic pain and anxiety. After years of getting disability benefits, Hartford abruptly canceled them due to a botched surveillance effort. Dabdoub Law helped resecure benefits for this proud Houstonian by sending a comprehensive list of her medical records to the insurer.

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  • Cervical Discectomy

    Aetna

    An airplane mechanic in Tecumseh, Oklahoma was given an unfair back-and-forth treatment from Aetna, her insurer that couldn’t decide if it wanted to cancel her LTD benefits or not. Dabdoub Law Firm brought the unusual behavior to an end and secured her benefits for the full duration of her policy.

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  • Mental Health

    Reliance

    A Jersey City man was approved for disability benefits by Reliance due to mental health concerns, but the insurer failed to acknowledge his physical disabilities as well. Dabdoub Law Firm fought to have his benefits extended as needed after the insurer wanted to cut them short.

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  • Blindness

    Hartford

    A Fort Lauderdale man with multiple organ failure and blindness had to fight Hartford for LTD benefits, despite the obvious nature of his disabilities. Dabdoub Law Firm helped him secure the benefits he deserves and so clearly needs.

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  • Comorbid Conditions

    Lincoln

    A Danville, Virginia man with multiple medical conditions was found to be unable to complete sedentary work by his medical providers, yet Lincoln chose to terminate his LTD benefits early. Dabdoub Law Firm was able to successfully get the benefits reinstated by challenging the denial.

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  • Comorbid Back Complications

    Reliance

    A Point Lookout woman was diagnosed with several comorbid back complications, all culminating in significant disability and chronic pain. Reliance initially approved her LTD benefits but chose to terminate them early only a few short months later. We were able to get her benefits reinstated after showing the insurer that their decision was faulty for various reasons, including relying on a misdated medical note.

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  • Cyclic Vomiting Syndrome

    UNUM

    A Burlington, Wisconsin man with cyclic vomiting syndrome – a rare condition that causes random, uncontrolled vomiting without warning or predictability – was denied LTD benefits by UNUM. Dabdoub Law Firm successfully argued that the insurer misunderstood the extent of his disability and the clauses of its own insurance policies. The case ended with LTD benefits being granted to our client.

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  • Video Surveillance

    Liberty

    A woman in Gastonia, North Carolina suffers from multiple comorbid conditions that leave her entirely disabled. Liberty ignored hundreds of pages of medical records and terminated her benefits early based on erroneous video surveillance they captured. We directly challenged their mistakes and secured benefits for our client.

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  • Spinal Pain

    Lincoln

    A nurse in Orlando had to stop work due to chronic spinal pain. She was shocked to find she was not provided LTD coverage until many years into working for her employer, which complicated her chances of getting LTD benefits. Dabdoub Law Firm was brought in to challenge the unreasonable denial, which we did so with success.

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  • Chronic Pain

    Due to various conditions and the loss of use of her right hand, our client lost her ability to work as an interventional physiatrist in Peoria, IL. Fortunately, Dabdoub Law Firm filed a disability claim on her behalf. Our firm also helped our client recover benefits from a business overhead expense claim.

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  • Fractured Left Wrist

    The Standard

    Dabdoub Law Firm represented an otolaryngologist (head and neck surgeon) in Scottsdale, AZ, and helped him successfully recover disability insurance benefits from The Standard Insurance Company. The surgeon fractured his wrist after a bicycle accident, and long-term complications of the injury prevented him from continuing his career.

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  • Accidental Death

    Our client lost his wife after a serious fall that resulted in an amputation. When he attempted to recover accidental death benefits from her life insurance policy, Colonial denied his claim without a valid reason. As such, Dabdoub Law Firm had to cite legal precedents and demand benefits from the insurer. Now, thanks to our hard work, our client in San Jacinto, CA can grieve in peace.

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  • Traumatic Brain Injury

    UNUM

    A practicing urologist in Miami, Florida had his life changed forever after a traumatic brain injury. Now, he can no longer work as a physician and his intellectual functioning has decreased dramatically. Further, the doctor is unwillingly institutionalized for substance use disorder. Fortunately, Dabdoub Law Firm helped this man get the benefits he deserved from UNUM.

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  • Multiple Diagnoses

    Metlife

    MetLife denied long-term disability benefits to a young woman suffering from multiple diagnoses, including Lyme disease, migraines, and seizures. Once Dabdoub Law Firm threatened legal action, the company reevaluated the evidence and gave the former educator in Boynton Beach, Florida the benefits she deserved.

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  • Boating Accident Injuries

    CIGNA LINA

    After a boating accident left our client with serious head and back injuries, Cigna terminated his short-term disability claim. While they reinstated it upon a successful appeal, Dabdoub Law Firm had to intervene to secure long-term disability benefits on his behalf. Now, thanks to our firm, this former regional sales manager in Cumming, GA can take the time he needs to recover.

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  • Off-Site Back Injury

    After an off-site back injury, our client suffered from several types of chronic back pain and was rendered unable to work. Guardian paid long-term disability benefits for 3 years before canceling them with no supporting evidence. Dabdoub Law Firm helped this Brooksville, Florida man get his benefits back by providing information about physicians, prescriptions, and the results of an independent Functional Capacity Evaluation (FCE).

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  • Parkinson’s Disease

    Prudential

    Prudential invoked an inapplicable limitation to cease benefits for a surgeon in Miami, FL. The insurance company claimed our client was suffering from a mental health condition when he was, in fact, suffering from Parkinson’s. Dabdoub Law Firm highlighted this appalling error, as well as the fact that Prudential acknowledged our client’s lifelong disability. Rather than act in bad faith, Prudential corrected the mistake and reinstated benefits for our client.

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  • Learning Disability

    UNUM

    Dabdoub Law Firm helped a client with psychological and cognitive deficits in Melbourne, FL recover long-term disability (LTD) benefits from UNUM. Our attorneys provided UNUM with a general clinical evaluation with a mental status examination and learning disability evaluation to help prove our client’s claim. After we proved our client was disabled under the terms of UNUM’s LTD policy, he was granted benefits.

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  • Prostate Cancer

    Lincoln

    Lincoln denied an emergency room doctor’s request for leave under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) due to one (1) missing document, even though the man had been recently diagnosed with prostate cancer. Dabdoub Law Firm was not only able to help this man get his FMLA leave in Wilton, CT but also recover short-term disability (STD) benefits on his behalf.

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  • Joint Pain and Other Conditions

    The Standard

    The Standard Insurance Company abruptly and improperly terminated benefits for a pediatric nurse in Summerville, South Carolina, citing an erroneous exclusion. Dabdoub Law Firm reaffirmed our client’s long list of conditions and helped her get the benefits she was entitled to.
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  • Lyme Disease

    CIGNA LINA

    When trying to claim short-term disability (STD) benefits for a Lyme disease flare-up, Cigna made our client in Los Angeles, CA jump through hoops. She enlisted Dabdoub Law Firm for assistance, and we were able to provide all documentation, highlight the evidence, and get our client the benefits she deserved.

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  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

    The Standard

    A Parkland, Florida man with myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS) wanted disability benefits to help him manage his condition and return to work. Dabdoub Law Firm worked with The Standard Insurance Company to help him get the resources he needed to recover!

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  • Back Pain

    CIGNA LINA

    When a plant sanitarian in Arlington, TN could no longer bear his chronic back pain at work, he requested both short-term and long-term disability benefits from CIGNA LINA. The insurance company denied both his requests despite objective medical evidence, and Dabdoub Law Firm stepped in to help. Upon appeal, we were able to emphasize the evidence and get our client a favorable decision.

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  • Total Disability

    Reliance

    Dabdoub Law Firm helped a physician’s assistant from Miami, Florida recover long-term disability benefits from Reliance Standard after she suffered total disability. Our client could no longer meet the physically demanding requirements of her occupation, so we submitted her claim forms and provided ample evidence that she was entitled to benefits.

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  • Stroke

    Reliance

    After a high-functioning executive in Dahlonega, Georgia suffered a life-changing stroke, his employer encouraged him to apply for long-term disability (LTD) benefits. Reliance Standard denied our client’s claim until we stepped in with medical evidence and confirmation from his employer that he was unable to work. The insurance company quickly reversed its denial, and LTD benefits helped our client regain a sense of normalcy.

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  • Chronic Pain

    Hartford

    After a talented surgical technician in Rising Sun, Indiana was forced to stop working due to severe back pain, Hartford denied her claim. Although our client had ample evidence and received surgery in an effort to relieve her pain, Hartford claimed they did not have sufficient information about her disability. Dabdoub Law Firm helped our client emphasize this information, and she finally received the benefits she deserved.

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  • Severe Musculoskeletal Pain

    Prudential

    Our client has been receiving long-term disability benefits from Prudential for many years, but the insurance company has a pattern of terminating and reinstating them. With chronic, debilitating musculoskeletal pain, our client has not shown improvement nor gained a renewed ability to work. Dabdoub Law Firm stepped in to highlight the facts of our client’s progressive conditions, and Prudential once again reinstated benefits to avoid a lawsuit in Ventura, CA.

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  • Primary Lateral Sclerosis

    Lincoln

    When a Director of Programs in Miami, Florida was diagnosed with primary lateral sclerosis, Dabdoub Law Firm helped him apply for long-term disability benefits with Lincoln. We showed how his fatigue and the weakness and stiffness of his muscles prevented him from holding gainful employment. Upon seeing the medical evidence we provided, Lincoln issued a prompt and favorable response for our client.

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  • Chronic Pain

    Prudential

    A registered nurse in St. Lucie, Florida lost her long-term disability (LTD) benefits after 14 months. Our client’s 20-year career was cut short by chronic neck pain, so we appealed Prudential’s decision on her behalf. After we explained our client’s situation and provided ample medical evidence, Prudential reinstated her benefits, thus fulfilling its responsibilities and avoiding litigation.

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  • Cancer

    The Guardian Life Insurance Company of America

    Amid her cancer diagnosis and chemotherapy treatment, a young professional in Rockford, IL was forced to stop working. The Guardian Life Insurance Company of America paid her long-term disability benefits for 24 months before terminating them without a valid reason. Luckily, Dabdoub Law Firm was able to clarify the situation and get our client the benefits she deserved.

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  • Traumatic Brain Injury

    The Standard

    After a traumatic injury, a dedicated recording clerk in Palm Coast, FL was rendered unable to do her job. The effects of the injury touched many aspects of her physical and neurocognitive health, meaning she could not work in any occupation. Fortunately, Dabdoub Law Firm presented the evidence to Standard Insurance Company and recovered long-term disability benefits on our client’s behalf.

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  • Mental Health

    Lincoln

    A Kennewick, WA pharmacy manager made the difficult decision to stop working due to a variety of medical conditions, including crippling anxiety. Dabdoub Law Firm helped him recover long-term disability benefits from Walmart, Inc., and the Lincoln Life Assurance Company of Boston.

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  • Cognitive Impairment

    When United of Omaha terminated our client’s short-term disability benefits, we appealed the decision and sought long-term disability benefits on her behalf. Now, this former Network Engineer in Fairfax, VA can focus on adapting to her cognitive impairments and living a full life despite her disability.

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  • Breast Cancer

    CIGNA LINA

    After working diligently for 17 years and battling both carpal tunnel and breast cancer, a dedicated pathology assistant in Aledo, TX asked Cigna for short-term disability (STD) benefits. The company complied but later threaten to deny her benefits. When she asked us for help, Dabdoub Law Firm was pleased to comply. We provided additional medical evidence and got her the benefits she deserved.

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  • Crohn’s Disease

    Lincoln

    After 13 years of paying long-term disability benefits to a former patient care technician in Chicago, IL, Lincoln suddenly terminated coverage. As our client was still suffering from Crohn’s disease and comorbid conditions, she appealed. When her appeal was denied, Dabdoub Law Firm stepped in to help. We are pleased to have recovered benefits on our client’s behalf.

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  • Back Pain

    Hartford

    When radiating back pain prevented a Jacksonville, FL man from working in his beloved position as a port engineer, he filed for disability benefits. Hartford terminated these benefits despite evidence of disability, prompting Dabdoub Law Firm to get involved. While we could not restore our client’s previous quality of life, we were happy to help ensure Hartford restored his benefits.

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  • Headaches and Cognitive Impairments

    A network engineer in Fairfax, VA had her life changed forever after having her aneurism surgically removed. Her subsequent cognitive deficits robbed her of her ability to work and lead a normal life, but United of Omaha terminated her short-term disability (STD) benefits. Not only did Dabdoub Law Firm get our client’s STD benefits reinstated, but we also get her long-term disability benefits.

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  • Brain Tumor

    Prudential

    After suffering a brain tumor and several other health problems, a service delivery manager in Harrisburg, NC requested short-term disability (STD) benefits. Prudential granted, then revoked these benefits, and Dabdoub Law Firm got involved. We helped ensure our client’s STD benefits were reinstated and his retroactive benefits were paid in full, thus giving our client time to recover.

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  • Chronic Pain & Fatigue

    CIGNA LINA

    Our client lives with the effects of thyroid cancer, polyarhralgia, fibromyalgia, and several other chronic conditions that cause him to suffer severe fatigue and persistent pain. Despite these conditions and doctor’s notes that stated our client must be rest at least six hours a day, CIGNA denied his short-term disability benefits. Dabdoub Law Firm was able to challenge the denial and have the benefits provided with as little further delay as possible.

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  • Chronic Pain & Spine Injury

    CIGNA LINA

    Our client fell in 2016, suffering a serious spine injury that required invasive surgery. She still suffers from chronic pain and debilitations as a result. We filed for long-term disability benefits on her behalf after her doctor advised that her conditions would likely be permanent, even with careful therapy. CIGNA was persuaded by our case and approved her benefits.

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  • Mental Health

    UNUM

    Our client suffers from a long history of mental illness, which triggers severe drug addiction, mood swings, insomnia, anxiety, and more. Complications with his ongoing rehabilitative treatment made it so our lawyers from Dabdoub Law Firm could not readily get in contact with him. All the same, we filed for his disability benefits with UNUM, knowing there was no time to lose. UNUM accepted our proposal.

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  • Hemochromatosis

    CIGNA LINA

    A genetic iron and metabolic disorder, hemochromatosis, has caused our client to suffer rapid, dangerous weight loss, reducing her to only 70 pounds. Her doctors described her as being unable to work at all due to extreme fatigue, anxiety, and chronic nausea. CIGNA chose to deny her long-term disability benefits, citing a lack of mental health issues, but Dabdoub Law Firm fought diligently for her. We successfully challenged their denial and got her LTD benefits initiated.

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  • Total Permanent Disability

    NFL Players With Disabilities

    Our client played for the NFL for four seasons in the offensive tackle position. Regular collisions with other players caused him to suffer several injuries that now cause total and permanent disability. Despite the clear evidence of his disability, the NFL Benefit Plan denied his benefits without due cause. We appealed the denial successfully, earning him the benefits he needs and deserves.

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  • Fibromyalgia

    UNUM

    Each day, our client had to take a variety of medications to try to alleviate her migraines, fatigue, and fibromyalgia symptoms. Flare ups were still commonplace, and she became unable to continue working regularly. She came to Dabdoub Law Firm for help filing her LTD benefits claim with UNUM. We are happy to announce it was accepted.

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  • Comorbid Conditions

    CIGNA LINA

    Our client, a financial advisor living in Sunrise, Florida, suffered from a variety of comorbid conditions, including HIV, AIDS, lumbago, and many more. CIGNA approved his LTD benefits, only to cancel it six months later. Dabdoub Law Firm was successful in challenging and undoing the denial with a thorough appeal.

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  • Bipolar Disorder

    The Guardian Life Insurance Company of America

    A Jupiter, Florida man suffers a number of cognitive impairments due to his bipolar disorder. Guardian Life seemingly overlooked the entirety of his medical diagnosis and prognosis, choosing to reject his LTD benefits. We successfully challenged their decision, though, without needing to head to the courtroom.

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  • Chronic Back Pain

    CIGNA LINA

    A Palm Harbor, Florida engineering technician had to stop working due to chronic back pain, as well as an ER incident after his back “popped.” Cigna gave our client the runaround, telling him multiple times that his short-term disability claim was either approved or under review until ultimately terminating his benefits. Our attorneys were able to convince Cigna to reimplement his much-needed benefits through a successful appeal.

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  • Spinal Stenosis

    Metlife

    Our client, a woman from Delray Beach, Florida, suffers from spinal stenosis and needed disability benefits since it prevents her from continuing her work. MetLife wrongfully terminated her benefits, citing a clause that does not apply to her spinal stenosis as justification. We quickly challenged the termination, successfully reinstating her benefit and awarding her with retroactive benefits, too.

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  • Rheumatoid Arthritis

    Aetna

    A special education teacher from Chicago was forced out of a job she loved due to crippling rheumatoid arthritis. Aetna originally approved of her short-term and long-term disability benefits, only to terminate them later without a valid explanation. Dabdoub Law Firm was able to study her medical records, show clearly that her condition was worsening, challenge the early termination of the benefits, and get them reinstated.

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  • Chemical Sensitivity

    Aetna

    A Grand Junction man with a severe sensitivity to chemicals commonly found in many products had to fight Aetna for disability benefits. Our lawyers found that Aetna essentially did not review his claim at all before denying it. Thanks to our quick yet comprehensive challenge, our client was given the LTD benefits he needs.

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  • Chronic Pain

    The Standard

    A Miami woman was struggling with chronic back and neck pain that resisted all treatments, including physical therapy. Despite a thorough medical record that spoke clearly of her disabilities, The Standard denied her long-term disability benefits based on a half-complete evaluation. We swiftly challenged their decision and ended this case with full LTD benefits being given to our client.

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  • Chemical Sensitivity

    Aetna

    A Grand Junction man with a severe sensitivity to chemicals commonly found in many products had to fight Aetna for disability benefits. Our lawyers found that Aetna essentially did not review his claim at all before denying it. Thanks to our quick yet comprehensive challenge, our client was given the LTD benefits he needs.

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  • Stroke

    CIGNA LINA

    After a Philadelphia woman suffered a serious stroke, she could no longer work for Lockheed Martin or virtually any other employer. CIGNA approved her long-term disability benefits, only to terminate them early. We fought for their proper and fair reinstatement.

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  • Cervicalgia

    Reliance

    A dentist was denied LTD benefits by Reliance because it claimed he was not “totally disabled.” Dabdoub Law Firm took the case all the way up to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit, where it ended in our client’s favor.

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  • Heart Conditions

    Hartford

    A Valley Center, California man lives in constant risk of heart failure. However, Hartford denied his LTD benefits because he is not always suffering from heart failure, as odd as that may sound. Dabdoub Law Firm challenged this bizarre approach to LTD claims review and successfully secured the benefits for our client.
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  • Circulatory Disease

    Aetna

    Our client was hospitalized for weeks after being diagnosed with half-a-dozen serious medical conditions, including acute pulmonary hemorrhages. Doctors later determined it was a potentially-fatal circulatory disease that also affected his lungs, eyes, and major organs. Despite the severity and immediacy of his disability, Aetna terminated his disability benefits. Dabdoub Law Firm fought for our client and convinced Aetna to approve his long term disability benefits, as deserved.

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  • Chronic Back Pain

    Liberty

    Our client underwent five back surgeries in seven years, but kept trying to work after each one until the pain was unbearable. Liberty terminated her LTD benefits early and rejected her appeal, which meant she had to file a lawsuit under ERISA law. We won her disability benefits in the lawsuit, but still Liberty denied her claim again a few months later. Dabdoub Law Firm was called upon to challenge their latest denial, which we did with success. Our client is once again receiving LTD benefits as needed.

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  • Chronic Pain

    Aetna

    A young woman was diagnosed with trigeminal neuralgia, a chronic condition that causes constant pain of the face and head. She had to walk away from a promising career and six-figure salary to rest and try to focus on her health. We are proud to say our attorneys convinced Aetna to provide her with long-term disability benefits.

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  • Arthritis

    Aetna

    A man from Celebration, Florida came to Dabdoub Law Firm for help getting long term disability benefits from Aetna after he was diagnosed with arthritis in his hands, knees, and feet. The insurance provider actually approved of his short term disability benefits, only to disapprove his LTD benefits. It was through our attorneys’ efforts that the insurance company came around and instated the needed disability benefits to help him live a little more comfortably with his disability.

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  • Respiratory Complications

    Lincoln

    A Montgomery, Illinois woman suffers from a number of respiratory complications in comorbidity with severe obesity. Despite the obvious disabilities she suffers due to her breathing difficulties, Lincoln terminated her LTD benefits. With a letter of challenge sent to the insurer, we were able to get her LTD benefits reinstated without much complication.

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  • Ehlers Danlos Syndrome

    Liberty

    An Akron, Ohio woman was diagnosed with a number of medical conditions, including Ehlers Danlos Syndrome and extreme sensitivity to light. Her physical conditions and mental health concerns rendered her disabled and unable to work. Liberty agreed she should not work but refused her LTD benefits all the same. We countered their decision successfully.

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  • Comorbid Conditions

    CIGNA LINA

    A Miami woman had to quit a career she loved due to comorbid conditions, including chronic pain and fatigue. CIGNA awarded her LTD benefits, only to cancel them two years later. The insurance company claimed she had apparently recovered from her conditions, even though there was no medical evidence backing that argument. We were successful in challenging the early termination of her benefits and getting them reinstated.

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  • Lyme Disease

    CIGNA LINA

    A young woman from New Haven, Florida had to seek LTD benefits from CIGNA due to the severe progression of her Lyme disease. CIGNA seemingly ignored her multitude of symptoms and denied her claim. Dabdoub Law Firm was able to compile a clear explanation of her symptoms and the complications caused by Lyme disease, convincing the insurer that their denial was inappropriate and required correction.

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  • Radiculopathy

    Metlife

    MetLife terminated the long-term disability benefits of a Boydton, Virginia man with radiculopathy. The insurer claimed it did not receive objective medical evidence that his condition was causing a disability. Without needing to officially appeal the termination, we presented medical evidence and a joining argument, convincing MetLife to restore his benefits.
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  • Cerebral Stroke

    The Standard

    A man in Lexington, South Carolina suffered a cerebral stroke in 2013, making it impossible to hold any gainful employment. Despite the severity of his condition, The Standard relied on an unclear evaluation from a doctor they contracted, apparently to deny the claim. Dabdoub Law Firm challenged the unfair assessment and had our client’s LTD benefits reinstated.

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  • Ehlers-Danlose Syndrome

    Reliance

    Reliance chose to deny an Overland Park, Kansas woman long-term disability benefits, despite all the comorbid conditions caused by her Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome. Dabdoub Law Firm used a thorough record of her symptoms to challenge the denial with quick success.

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  • Head Trauma

    CIGNA LINA

    Dabdoub Law Firm was able to help a man in Cumming, Georgia secure short-term disability benefits from LINA, necessary due to his disabling conditions caused by head trauma in a boating accident. The insurer initially approved the benefits, only to terminate them two weeks later. We reversed that decision through our confident and experienced representation.

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  • Sarcoidosis

    Hartford

    A middle-aged man from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania was forced to stop working after falling severely ill with numerous symptoms believed to be caused by sarcoidosis. Dabdoub Law Firm fought Hartford to get the insurer to approve his long-term disability benefits, which they initially denied after approved short-term disability benefits.


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  • Cognitive Decline

    CIGNA LINA

    A Burlington, Wisconsin suffering from lupus and a decline of her mental health caused by it had to fight CIGNA for long-term disability insurance benefits. Dabdoub Law Firm helped her file an appeal after her claim was denied, which ended in success. She now has the benefits she needs.

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  • Cardiovascular Disease

    An airline pilot from Miami was instructed by his doctors to stop working due to his high risk of heart failure without warning. Disability Management Services opted to ignore this medical advice and denied his claim for LTD benefits. With a prompt response, we convinced DMS to reverse its decision.

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  • Seizure Disorder

    Sun Life

    When SunLife Financial terminated benefits for a registered nurse in Naples, FL with a refractory seizure disorder, he called Dabdoub Law Firm. Our legal team stepped in to set things right, presenting evidence and citing important legal precedents. SunLife quickly corrected its error.

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  • Chemical Sensitivities

    Aetna

    When severe allergies forced a construction foreman in Grand Junction, CO to self-isolate and stop working, Aetna unfairly denied his Waiver of Life Insurance Premium benefits (WOLP) claim. After 4 attempts, Dabdoub Law Firm was able to have our client’s WOLP claims retroactively approved.

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