Success With Disability Claims for Lupus



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:

Lupus is an autoimmune disease that causes the immune system to attack the body’s own tissues and organs, resulting in inflammation that can spread throughout the body.
Over time, lupus can cause extensive damage to various organs, including the kidneys, heart, and skin.
Many people with lupus experience episodes of heightened symptoms that gradually improve, while others are impacted more severely and have difficulty completing routine tasks at work.

We Have a Proven Record of Success Handling Lupus LTD Cases

At Bartolic Law, we understand Lupus claims. We have helped clients get long-term disability claims due to Lupus paid. The key with Lupus is to create as much evidence of the frequency and duration of flare-ups as possible. Often clients initiate disability claims while undergoing diagnostic workup and before there is a diagnosis of Lupus.

Though insurers often use the lack of a final diagnosis as a basis to deny benefits, we have shown that approach to be wrong and nevertheless require payment of benefits, even while there is not a definitive diagnosis. Disability policies require you to be disabled due to an illness or injury, but do not require a diagnosis of that illness.

If you receive a lupus diagnosis from your doctor and your symptoms are interfering with your ability to work, one of the first things you should do is review the terms of any long-term disability policies you have in place. Under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA), most employers are required to provide a copy of all policy-related documents, free of charge and at your request. Review coverage as it pertains to long-term disability and lupus, paying close attention to any policy exclusions.

An additional challenge people often face in disability claims for lupus is fluctuations in health and in their ability to work. At Bartolic Law, we can provide the professional legal guidance you need in this situation, helping you determine when to file for benefits and how to handle situations in which reduced symptoms may allow you to return to your job.


If your Lupus is progressing and making it difficult to work, don’t wait to contact an attorney.

Reach Out to Our Chicago Long-Term Disability Attorneys Today

If you’re dealing with a denied disability claim for lupus, we may be able to help. Bartolic Law uses our extensive experience in LTD and ERISA cases to help our clients get the benefits they deserve. To receive a case evaluation from our Chicago long-term disability lawyer, please complete this questionnaire and a representative from our office will contact you shortly. You can also use our online booking feature to request an appointment.

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