Unum approves long-term disability benefits for a trial attorney suffering from diabetic neuropathy

Our client, a trial attorney representing parents and children in dependency, delinquency, and guardianship cases contacted Attorneys Dell & Schaefer to see if she would be eligible for long-term disability benefits under her individual disability income and business overhead expense policies purchased from Unum. Upon consultation with attorney Robert Kerr, the client retained the law firm of Attorneys Dell & Schaefer to assist with the filing of her application for disability benefits under both types of policies based on paresthesias in her hands and feet. Additionally, her diabetic neuropathy was causing increased difficulty with walking, numbness and tingling in her feet and hands, and intense pain when sitting, standing, and walking.

Attorney Kerr guided the client through the process of preparing her long-term disability claim, instructing her as to the best approach to obtaining appropriate medical support. Once her claim was properly documented, based on Dell & Schaefer’s extensive experience in filing applications, Mr. Kerr worked closely with the client to complete the necessary paperwork. He then submitted it to Unum on her behalf and advised Unum to direct all correspondence to the office of Attorneys Dell & Schaefer only.

Attorneys Dell & Schaefer then responded to all inquiries made by Unum during the application process. Mr. Kerr followed up repeatedly with Unum to make sure that a decision was made in a timely manner. Within 60 days of submitting our client’s application for long-term disability benefits, Unum approved both the individual and business overhead expense long-term disability claims.

Mr. Kerr and the team at Dell & Schaefer will continue to handle our client’s claim on a monthly basis and document her ongoing disability to ensure that she remains eligible for benefits as long as she is disabled.