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You Were Likely Referred To BenGlassLaw by a Doctor or Lawyer Who Recognizes Our Expertise. In 2021 We Recovered over $3,000,000 in Denied Claims for Our Clients 

If you are a health care provider (physician, surgeon, dentist, chiropractor, plastic surgeon, orthodontist) you are likely here because you were referred by a lawyer or doctor who knows of our leadership in long-term disability insurance claims.

We understand that your claim is different because your job is different. You have spent a lifetime on your education and training to get to where you are. You've probably also relied on mentors along the way to guide you. We are your resource for mentorship in this new-to-you area of disability claims.

Something Has Happened to You That May Affect Your Patients' Safety

Something has happened to you that affects either your cognitive ability, your energy level, your vision, or your manual dexterity. Perhaps you can't stand as long as you once could in order to do your procedures. In some cases, not only is your enjoyment of your chosen profession going down, but you are worried that the safety of your patients may be at risk.  

That's unacceptable. You cannot put the safety of your patients at risk. You know that. We know that. Your malpractice insurance carrier really knows that. But, when you filed your long-term disability claim you started hearing this from the long-term disability insurance company:

Your job is sedentary, you don't have to lift anything heavy very often, your cognition is testing in the "average" range; therefore you must be able to do your job. Or, you were diagnosed a long time ago and have worked for a long time with this condition, nothing has changed. You can keep on working, then.

Then, they threaten you:

You haven't said anything to the Board of Medicine, have you?

We get it: you're seeing RED. But your family will appreciate the fact that you sucked up your ego, didn't try to do this yourself, and called BenGlassLaw.

If you have a physician (or a team of doctors) who will support for your claim, we can guide you through the claim and, if necessasry, appeals process. If you don't yet have medical support, we can discuss a strategy for clarifying why you cannot work and providing the necessary objective medical evidence for your claim. Either way, we will walk with you through this part of your life's journey. It is not "you vs. the insurance company." We've got you. (Here's an article on long-term disability strategy for doctors that we wrote.)

How the BenGlassLaw Long Term Disability Team Helps Doctors, Dentists, and Other Health Care Providers

If you have a letter from an insurance company, we’ll review it for free and let you know what we think. There’s no obligation. If you decide that’s all you need, we’ll be here if you need us again in the future. 

Here is a list of documents that a doctor or other health care provider will generally be asked to provide.

If you have a question or want to discuss your claim, we offer a flat-fee strategy call. At a minimum, we will need to review a copy of your disability policy before getting on a call or video chat to discuss your case. If appropriate, we will also review any recent medical records you send us. If you hire us at any point to do additional work on your claim, we will credit the appeal fee to the fee for future work. Often, this strategy call is all our clients need to resolve their cases.

Consultation Success Story: the Best $600 Ever Spent by a Doctor

Our best consultation outcome to date was for a physician who drove over a hundred miles from a major medical center here in Virginia to talk with us. He was on claim but had a routine question about his disability policy. When reviewing his folder of documents, we noticed he was not being paid under a policy provision we thought was designed for a physician in his situation. As part of his $600 consultation fee, we wrote a letter to his insurance company raising a question about it. A few weeks later, the insurance company agreed that he had been underpaid and sent him a check for nearly $500,000 for past-due benefits. Best $600 he ever spent (and best “thank you” lunch our team was ever treated to…)! Each case is different, of course, but this is why we like to talk to doctors early in the long-term disability process.

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Ben Glass is a nationally recognized car accident and ERISA disability attorney in Fairfax, VA.