Aetna approves disability benefits for dentist following brain surgery to remove a tumor

Our client, a dentist and lecturer, began experiencing problems with his balance in March of 2009. In his role as director of clinical technology he was required to give lengthy presentations and speaking engagements, as well as be on the cutting edge in dental procedures. His initial balance problem quickly progressed leading to the cancellation of scheduled presentations, and our client seeing his doctors for testing. Test results indicated that he had a life-threatening brain tumor.

Within a month and a half of first being seeing for the brain tumor he was undergoing brain surgery to remove the cancerous mass. The surgery was successful in removing the majority of the tumor, but resulted in loss of hearing in his left ear, cognitive dysfunction, and the exacerbation of a cervical neck condition brought on by years of dentistry. In the aftermath of the surgery his balance and equilibrium problems worsened, he began to experience severe headaches when working at the computer, and the surgery exacerbated his cervical neck condition. Hopes of returning to work after a short rest period from the surgery quickly vanished and he contacted Dell and Schaefer to assist in the filing of his disability claims.

Attorneys Gregory Dell and Stephen Jessup gathered all of the medical, financial and occupational information necessary to submit our client’s claim for disability benefits. Attorneys Dell & Jessup obtained supporting documentation from our client’s treating physicians and assisted our client with his application for disability benefits. Our client was further advised of the importance to have his doctors continue to document his restrictions and limitations. Within a week of filing for benefits, our client was approved for disability benefits.

Attorneys Dell & Schaefer continue to handle our client’s disability claim on a monthly basis.

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