Success With Disability Claims for Oncologists




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:

Oncologists work on the front lines of treating cancer and improving the lives of those who suffer from it.
They often have to undergo eight years of schooling, as well as three to seven years of internships, and often must directly deal with mortality.
If you’re a Chicago-area oncologist that has health issues, find out how disability insurance can help you through this difficult point in your life.

Success With Disability Claims for Oncologists

According to the National Institute of Health, a little over one in three men and women (39.5%) are expected to be diagnosed with cancer at some point in their lifetimes. Although the NIH also found that the cancer fatality rate has dropped over 27%, it can still be an extremely devastating, debilitating condition to reckon with, both physically and psychologically, and both for patients and their loved ones. Unfortunately, oncologists aren’t invulnerable to this mortality either. Whether it stems from one of the diseases they treat or another unfortunate predicament, an illness or injury could pull them away from their work, either temporarily or permanently.

The fundamental purpose of disability insurance is to serve as income protection in the event that you’re unable to bring in income. Injury, physiological illness, and mental illnesses are all things that could negatively impact a person’s ability to work, and subsequently, their ability to sustain themselves. Even if your career is only temporarily being placed on hold, your bills, taxes, and income won’t be on hold. That’s why it’s critical that you don’t hesitate to claim your disability benefits. You can do that by sending a claim through the appropriate channels (email, mail, fax, phone, or the insurance company site), and that claim should include detailed statements from you, your employer, and your general care physician.

When selecting a plan, you should make sure that it accommodates your disability, has a brief waiting period, and only covers the benefit period you need. You don’t want to wind up overpaying longer than you need to, nor paying for a plan that won’t actually support you. “All occupation” plans, for instance, will only provide you benefits if you’re unable to work any job. As an oncologist, you likely know far too well how randomly and unpredictably tragedy can strike.

Although we’d prefer to believe that it can never happen to us, nothing ever gives us 100% immunity from the unthinkable, which is why it’s so crucial to have a backup plan in case the unthinkable becomes thinkable. Working or not working, you’ll still need a reliable way to pay for sustenance, shelter, utilities, healthcare, and whatever other expenditures you have to cover for you and perhaps your loved ones. Disability insurance benefits offer that reliability and lessen some of the burden from the precarity that your illness or injury will bring.


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!

Seek Help from a Chicago Disability Benefits Attorney

What if your disability insurance doesn’t offer that reliability? What if it isn’t offering you sufficient support? What then? You’ve helped fight others’ debilitating conditions before, so why should you have to fight yours alone? At Bartolic Law, we handle all sorts of ERISA litigation disputes, including short and long term coverage, benefits discrimination, interference claims, overpayment and more. If you or someone you know is a Chicago-area oncologist dealing with any one of the above, we can help. Get in touch with us today to learn more and schedule a free consultation!

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