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Success with Aetna Long-Term Disability Claim

In one case, our client was a clinical physician with a neck injury and we helped demonstrate to Aetna that the client could not perform the clinical part of the practice that involved performing procedures on patients. Success with Aetna Long-Term Disability Claim For another physician client, we helped show the ongoing and lasting fatigue…

Success with Cigna Long-Term Disability Denial

Our client was a marketing officer who suffered a stroke, and the lasting damage to fine motor control and speech made the client unable to work on a keyboard and mouse as required to do the occupation. Bartolic Law made a compelling case including visual demonstrations of the lack of fine motor control, where we…

Success with Hartford Long-Term Disability Denial

Hartford conducted surveillance of our client walking to a grocery store, and terminated benefits contending the activity was above the client’s reported limitations. The client suffered from post spinal fusion surgery for lumbar degenerative disc disease, with radiculopathy radiating down to the knee. The client was also taking prescribed narcotic pain medications. We interviewed the…

Success with Liberty Mutual Long-Term Disability Denial

Our client suffered from Chronic Migraines. The doctor Liberty Mutual hired to review our client’s medical records advised Liberty Mutual our client was not disabled because there was no objective evidence of the migraines impairing the client’s work ability. We rebutted this with the client keeping a journal of daily migraine symptoms that explained the…

Success with Lincoln Financial Long-Term Disability Denial

Lincoln terminated our client’s long-term disability benefits upon a change in definition to the “any occupation” definition of disability, concluding our client could perform sedentary occupations, or jobs where you sit most of the time. The client suffered from chronic lower back pain and deformed vertebrae, and needed a cane to walk. So according to…

Success with Matrix Long-Term Disability Denial

We helped a client suffering from scoliosis get a denied long-term disability claim paid by Matrix Absence Management. Matrix conducted a background check and surveillance of the client, using photos posted on social media to accuse the client of engaging in activities beyond the client’s reported limitations. We were able to pick apart Matrix’s analysis…

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Michael and his team were extremely helpful with my disability appeal. Michael is smart and his response to my calls or emails was very fast. He always took his time with me explaining the process. I know I would...


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I can’t thank Michael Bartolic and his team enough for their assistance with my LTD Disability Benefits. He won my case and I can’t be more grateful for their assistance and professionalism. They are the firm to go with...

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