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Disabling Injuries & Conditions

We have handled disability injury cases involving many different types of disabilities including brain injuries and disease, back and neck injuries, orthopedic injuries including carpal tunnel syndrome, bowel and bladder issues including incontinence, chronic fatigue syndrome and HIV related problems among others. We have assisted many clients who have become disabled and then suffered the pain of having their claims for disability insurance denied or had their previously approved benefits cancelled. Some of the cases have involved private disability policies purchased by clients and governed under state insurance regulations that include the duty of good faith and fair dealing while others involved employer paid plans governed under ERISA rules that limit the rights of claimants. When we are first contacted we review the claim to see which set of rules, ERISA or state law applies. In some cases we have found that employer paid plans are nonetheless governed by more favorable state court rules because the employer is affiliated with a governmental agency (such as a state university) or religious institution. In both types of cases we have employed our long background in analyzing and trying to juries complex cases involving injuries and disabilities. When necessary we have gone to court and have handled long term disability insurance claims in San Francisco, Oakland and the East Bay as well as throughout the Bay Area and California to force insurance companies to produce records, documents and witnesses needed to prove their improper conduct to obtain the recovery our clients deserve.

Some Disabling Injuries & Conditions Include:

  • Back and neck injuries
  • Brain injuries/cognitive disabilities
  • Mental/psychological illnesses such as depression or bipolar disorder
  • Stroke
  • Heart disease and cardiovascular disease
  • Chronic fatigue syndrome
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Incontinence and bowel and bladder issues
  • Orthopedic injuries
  • Disabilities
  • Cancer
Call our offices in downtown San Francisco directly at 415.673.5600 for a free consultation or contact us online with a brief description of your situation and concerns.

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San Francisco CA 94109-5454

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