Long Term Disability Lawyers
Helping You Recover the Disability Benefits You Deserve
Kantor & Kantor is at the forefront of Short Term and Long Term Disability law. We handle significant cases throughout the country, specializing in litigating cases on the West Coast and throughout the country. Each of our attorneys is experienced in challenging, litigating and winning disability cases against both insurers and employers.
We have 20+ years of expertise in litigating against all of the major insurance carriers; including but not limited to:
- New York Life
- Reliance Standard
- Liberty Mutual
- Sun Life
While we do not handle Social Security or Workers’ Compensation claims, we are also experienced at working with attorneys who specialize in those areas to ensure that our clients’ benefits claims are maximized.
Disability insurance is usually procured by our clients through their employer or an individual purchase of a policy. If the insurance is obtained through one’s employer, the claim is usually (but not always) governed by a federal statute called ERISA.
If the insurance is obtained through a state or municipal entity or if it is individually purchased, the claim is governed by more generous state law.
Request your free consultation with out experienced long term disability lawyers by calling (877) 220-0556 or contacting us online today!
Unlike Many Long Term Disability Lawyers, Ours Litigate Cases to Win
We are experts at persuading courts to find for our clients when the disabling condition is a so-called “invisible disease”, such as:
- multiple sclerosis
- chronic fatigue syndrome
- digestive disorders
- and chronic pain syndromes.
Our insurance lawyers are experienced in providing persuasive evidence documenting the disabling nature of these conditions and insurance companies are well aware of our capabilities. We have been successful in persuading carriers to overturn denials of long COVID claims.
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Recent Trial Verdicts
Kantor & Kantor obtained successful outcomes for our clients who had the following disabling conditions:
Fibromyalgia and Mast Cell Activation Syndrome: Hartford had denied the claim, stating that our client’s cognitive deficits were manufactured and that she could perform her own occupation, which required engineer-type skills. Among other things, Hartford relied upon a doctor who did not believe in the disabling potential of Fibromyalgia. In its decision for our client, the Court stated that Hartford’s medical evidence was not credible because its physician did not accept Fibromyalgia as a potentially disabling condition.
Orthopedic back injury/arthritis: Our client suffered from a degenerative back condition, which made it difficult for her to sit for long periods of time. Cigna denied the claim, forcing our client to litigate to obtain the benefits to which she deserved. The Court found in favor of our client, holding that Cigna’s physicians engaged in a selective review of the medical records. An insurance carrier is required to consider all of the evidence; not just that which favors its financial interests.
Seizure Disorder: Hartford improperly terminated our client’s benefits, after he had been on claim for almost 20 years, while still suffering from breakthrough convulsions. The Court held that the isolated evidence that Hartford relied upon to support its claim termination was insufficient to support its contrary conclusion.
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How Our Disability Attorneys Can Help
We often hear insurance companies claim that a long term disability claimant has not “met his/her burden of proof” to support their claim. With our experience in litigating cases, we know the type of proof that will be accepted by courts to establish disability. We can assist our clients in obtaining that proof.
In many cases, we are successful in persuading the insurance company to reverse its decision before litigation is necessary. This saves our clients valuable time when they need their benefits the most: after they can no longer work; often as a result of an unexpected accident or progression in their illness.
Do not trust your case with a long term disability attorney that is not an expert in their field.
Our reputation for excellence and client service is such that we find that judges, mediators and even opposing counsel recommend us to their disabled friends and family.
We would be happy to provide a free consultation to explain the disability claim and litigation process.
Call us for a free consultation or complete our online form. Don’t wait, get started with Kantor & Kantor today!
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At Kantor & Kantor, LLP, our attorneys have the skills, experience, and tenacity you deserve. Get to know more about our team, the types of cases we handle, or get started with us by completing a contact form today.
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