Physician’s Failure to Fill Out Functional Limitations Paperwork Costs Man Rightful Benefits

A supporting physician is essential for any claimant to receive long-term disability benefits. However, a treating physician must do far more than just diagnosis a disabling medical condition. The decision rendered by the U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit in Williams v. Aetna Life Insurance Company continues to have an impact on long-term disability decisions in U.S. Courts even though it has been over two years since Lee K. Williams lost his appeal against Aetna Life Insurance Company (Aetna) and The Sysco Corporation Group Benefit Plan (Plan). Williams’ unsuccessful attempt to secure a Court reversal of his long-term disability denial for chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) continues to shape the strategies of disability attorneys as they help their clients perfect their claims for this non-objective ailment.

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