FRANKEL & NEWFIELD WINS APPEAL AGAINST MET LIFE FOR EXECUTIVE WITH FIBROMYALGIA, CHRONIC FATIGUE SYNDROME
Wednesday, March 3rd, 2010
A claimant had applied for benefits under the disability insurance policy that she paid for through employee deductions. She filed a claim when Fibromyalgia, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and multiple medical problems made it impossible for her to perform the tasks associated with her highly demanding position, which required her to be able to analyze extremely complex business situations, manage a team of fast-paced brilliant business advisors and prepare highly analytical reports.
Met Life denied her claim, based solely on a paper review of her medical records. Frankel & Newfield took a two-pronged approach. We worked with our client and her doctors to develop a strong vocational case that detailed the complex nature of the work that she and the subordinates she was responsible for were required to perform. This specific vocational approach made it clear that she was required to think at a very high level, think clearly, to make complex decisions and recommendations, and work through problems in the face of intense deadlines, working continuously until the problems were solved and reports were prepared.
The second part of our tactic was to clearly prove that her medical conditions, Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and other medical problems, had undermined her mental and physical ability to perform at high levels, in a demanding and fast paced atmosphere.
The appeal was filed in early November 2009 and within only several weeks, the appeal succeeded. This quick resolution was due to the hard work of disability insurance attorneys Justin Frankel and Jason Newfield, who have dedicated their practice and their careers to helping claimants.
We have represented many policyholders who have claims against Met Life and many who suffer from the debilitating effects of Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS). We represent clients nationwide, in appeals, litigation, settlement and policy buy-outs). If you are facing a problem with a disability policy, or are preparing to file a disability claim, please call us at 877-LTD-CLAIM (877-583-2524) or click hereto send us an email.