Success With Disability Claims for Parkinson’s Disease

HomeDisabilities We’ve HandledParkinson’s Disease

Parkinson’s Disease


Bartolic Law handles Long Term Disability cases at all stages, from filing a claim to lawsuits under ERISA § 502(a). We are who the most discerning clients hire when an insurer denies their claim, and the one they wish they had when another firm loses their appeal and abandons the case. We are Innovative, Authentic, Compassionate, Transparent and Chicago strong. Bartolic Law is nationally renowned for our Innovative work:

One devastating diagnosis for anyone is Parkinson’s disease, a progressive brain disorder that can cause many symptoms and challenges for sufferers.
While Parkinson’s diagnoses are more common among adults around 60 years old, some people experience early-onset Parkinson’s in their 30s or 40s.
People with Parkinson’s have an increased risk of falling and injuries. Even with medications and therapies, Parkinson’s disease can hinder a victim’s ability to move and conduct everyday activities.

Success with Parkinson’s Disease Long-Term Disability Claims

Bartolic Law has helped numerous clients suffering from Parkinson’s disease get their long-term disability insurance benefits paid. In one client’s case, the insurer terminated benefits after medication stabilized the client’s symptoms. But the condition did not improve. The client’s Parkinson’s disease was advanced enough the client struggled to fasten buttons and put shirts on without any help. The client’s job required handling stock. Using video evidence of the client’s symptoms and attempts to perform regular daily activities persuaded the insurer the client could not perform the material handling aspects of the client’s job.

In another client’s case, we helped the client make the long-term disability claim after the client’s Parkinson’s disease symptoms progressed to the point of preventing the client from performing CAD work any longer. Working with the employer and the client’s doctors, we were able to get the claim immediately paid. On behalf of a Network Engineer, after an insurer terminated disability benefits, we performed the appeal and demonstrated the client’s occupation required frequent computer use and typing. Due to the client’s hand tremors and rigidity, we demonstrated the client could not perform work on a computer any longer and persuaded the insurer the client was disabled.

Parkinson’s disease has several common symptoms, which can get worse over time, including slower movements, tremors in the arms, legs, hands, head, or jaw, increasing stiffness in the trunk or limbs, depression and trouble speaking. Some also experience chewing or swallowing problems, sleep disturbances, urinary issues and a lack of coordination and balance. Insurers denying or terminating claims frequently rely on hired doctors’ opinions that disclaim evidence of findings, symptoms, or side-effects of medications in any of your records.

The best way to quickly discredit their process is to find all the evidence the doctors say does not exist, and show how they mischaracterize the contents of specific records. When insurers hire doctors to review your file, most lawyers repeat the same failed approaches of arguing your doctors are more qualified and have more experience with you than the insurers’ doctors. Though true, that approach has not been typically accepted by courts. The better approach is to show why your doctors are more credible by pinpointing every flaw in the insurer’s doctor’s reasoning.


If you’re struggling to get the benefits you need to get by, then we’ll fight to obtain the benefits you deserve. Contact us today to learn more!

Learn How a Chicago LTD Claims Attorney Can Help

If you are experiencing symptoms of Parkinson’s, you might be having trouble with your daily life – needless to say, earning a living. Bartolic Law can help identify your options when it comes to long-term disability insurance benefits. For assistance, complete the questionnaire below, and one of our representatives will contact you.

Our Areas Of Practice

We Turn Denials Into Payments

How can we help you?

We’d Like to Learn About Your Case and
Determine How We Can Execute Our Strategy for Success©