Sybil Spurgeon claimed another victory for one of our disability clients this month, obtaining a reversal of the denial of his ongoing long term disability claim by Reliance. The client, a veteran of the construction industry who was sidelined by cardiac issues, neuropathy and osteoarthritis, had initially been qualified for benefits. However, after undergoing open heart surgery, his cardiac symptoms began to improve. On this basis, the carrier denied future benefits, claiming the client was no longer disabled and could return to light duty work. Their decision failed to account for his other disabling conditions, which were deteriorating. Our appeal successfully argued that there was ample medical documentation of his other conditions available to the carrier which should have been considered. The carrier’s examining physician stated that ours was the finest appeal package he had seen in his 40 years of practice. We are proud of the work we were able to accomplish for this client!

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