“Dan” was a very successful trader at a major brokerage firm. The job required long hours entertaining clients at night and was very stressful. Dan began to have daily migraine headaches, with both sensitivity to light and sound (photophobia and phonophobia). When he should have been at the trading desk, Dan was forced to escape to a private office and take long naps; he just could not keep up with the requirements of the job. Dan applied for benefits on his own, which were granted.
About 9 months later, however, the insurance company hired an investigator who interviewed Dan’s treating neurologist. As often happens, the investigator misrepresented the sum and substance of the discussion, implying that Dan’s neurologist no longer believed he was disabled. Nothing could be further from the truth.
Recognizing that he was in need of help, Dan contacted Riemer & Associates. We immediately contacted the neurologist, who was quite upset that he had been misquoted. We worked with the neurologist to prepare a detailed statement refuting the investigator’s misrepresentations. The insurance company backed down and continued to pay Dan his benefits.