Attorneys Dell & Schaefer successfully resolved a long-term disability claim for a former floor trader on the Chicago Board of Options Exchange (“CBOE”). In July 1998, Mr. T underwent bilateral eye surgery to correct vision loss which was preventing Mr. T from accurately reading the monitors in his trading pit, a necessary skill in Mr. T’s profession. Despite undergoing corrective eye surgery and hoping to return to his occupation as a floor trader, Mr. T continued to suffer from visual difficulties as result of dry eyes, halos and glare.
In December 1998, further corrective surgery was attempted; however, it failed to correct his vision to the extent that he could return to trading on the floor of the CBOE. Mr. T realized that he had no further option but to file a claim for disability benefits under his individual long-term disability insurance policy.