RW Federal Lawsuit Leads to Confidential Settlement: OB-GYN Successfully Challenges Unum’s Denial of Multimillion-Dollar Claim for Lifetime Disability Benefits

Our client was an obstetrician/gynecologist (OBGYN) who became disabled following his fourth back surgery. Provident (later UnumProvident and now Unum), the insurance company, approved the doctor for disability benefits. Unum, however, described the OBGYN’s disabling condition as “degenerative disc disease,” which was a major problem. Ordinarily it is the existence of a disabling condition that [...]