Cardiac surgeons often demand high salaries, which makes sense due to the extensive education and training they need, as well as the high-stakes work environment they face every day. As this type of surgeon, you quite literally have the lives of others in your hands, and if something impacts your ability to bring your top performance, you often cannot continue performing surgeries. Having to stop your employment as a cardiac surgeon due to a disability can be devastating, and then you have the matter of losing your income on top of it.
It is critical that you secure disability benefits from your insurer as soon as possible to minimize the financial impact of your disability. Unfortunately, your disability insurer might not be so willing to grant you benefits in a timely manner. While you have knowledge of cardiac surgery, a Chicago disability benefits attorney will have knowledge of how insurance claims work and how to stand up for your rights as a claimant. Allow us to handle your claim to ensure you receive the full amount you deserve as soon as possible.
Ferrin v. Aetna Life Ins. Co., 336 F. Supp. 3d 910 (N.D. Ill. Sept. 28, 2018) (holding insurance policy’s grant of discretionary authority is void under Texas law due to certificate being issued after effective date of regulation, and policy renewing after effective date, and holding Plaintiff was disabled from Any Reasonable Occupation where treating doctors certify she can sit at the occasional level, and insurer’s consultants opine Plaintiff can sit frequently, as weighing all evidence together would make capacity likely at low end of frequent range at best).
Sadowski v. Tuckpointers Local 52 Health & Welfare Trust, 281 F. Supp. 3d 710 (N.D. Ill. Dec. 20, 2017) (holding plan was arbitrary and capricious in denying medical benefits for removal of spinal cord stimulator following a fall down the stairs and infection where plan argued the expenses were caused by the same injury as the car accident necessitating implantation of the stimulator years earlier)
Tassone v. United of Omaha Life Ins. Co., 264 F. Supp. 3d 867 (N.D. Ill. Aug. 30, 2017) (awarding client long term disability benefits denied by United of Omaha despite insurer’s doctor opining there was no objective evidence of functional impairment)
Suson v. PNC Fin. Servs. Grp., Inc., No. 15-CV-10817, 2017 WL 3234809 (N.D. Ill. July 31, 2017) (holding Liberty Mutual’s denial of client’s long term disability benefits was arbitrary and capricious where Liberty Mutual disregarded client’s carpal tunnel syndrome and relied on a vocational opinion to which client never had an opportunity to address before litigation)
When you lose your income as a cardiac surgeon due to a disability, it can be stressful for you and your family. Let Bartolic Law handle your disability claim, so you have the best chance of sufficient financial support right away. Contact us to learn more about our services today.