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Our Practice Areas
At Bryant Legal Group, we excel at representing professionals and disabled individuals in insurance benefits litigation.
"I appreciate the prompt replies I get to my emails and phone calls. They are also very patient with my many questions and want to make sure I have a clear understanding. The result of their thoroughness, knowledge, and experience was a very quick turnaround and a positive result. I would recommend this firm should you need legal assistance."
Jane W., Client
Trusted by Medical and Legal Professionals
We Never Represent Insurance Companies
At Bryant Legal Group, we only represent people with claims against insurers and benefit plans. Because we never represent insurance companies, our clients know that we will do everything we can to help them get the benefits they deserve.
Our Experience and Reputation Speak for Themselves
Our attorneys have battled difficult insurance companies for decades and have earned a reputation as some of Chicago’s top insurance lawyers. And more importantly, we’ve also collected millions of dollars in insurance benefits for our clients.
We Deliver Client-Centered Solutions
Our clients are our top priority. We treat them as individuals and work with them to find solutions that meet their specific needs and expectations.
We Value Transparency
It can be difficult to travel with a disability. That’s why our team keeps our clients updated and communicates with them regularly, helping them avoid unnecessary trips to our Chicago office. We also offer flexible fee arrangements.
Deep Industry Insight
Over the years, we’ve learned a lot about insurance company tactics and perspectives through depositions of high-level executives and intense negotiations with their in-house counsel. We leverage our collective knowledge to build powerful strategies and practical solutions.
Meet Our Team
When you work with Bryant Legal Group, you’ll benefit from a team of respected legal and medical professionals. Besides being skilled advocates, our team frequently publishes and presents their insights at a national level.
Dr. Ted Patras, MD
Schedule a Consultation
Our Chicago disability and healthcare insurance lawyers can explain your legal options and identify strategies that align with your goals. To schedule your initial consultation, fill out our convenient contact form and our team will follow up with you right away.
After you apply for short-term or long-term disability benefits, the insurance company may take what seems like forever to make a decision. The company might repeatedly send you forms, ask for more information, or even go silent and stop communicating altogether. When you’re waiting for much-needed financial benefits, these delays can cause incredible frustration and anxiety. At Bryant Legal Group, we understand exactly how you feel. In this blog, we’ll talk about disability insurance claim deadlines and explain what you can do if your adjuster unreasonably delays paying your benefits. Different Deadlines Apply to Employer-Sponsored and Private Disability Insurance Many […]Read More >
In 2018, a new Department of Labor (DOL) rule went into effect, clarifying your right to a “full and fair review” under ERISA. While you may not have noticed the change, it dramatically impacted how companies and insurers must handle short-term and long-term disability claims. In this article, our team of disability insurance lawyers explains your essential rights during a disability insurance appeal and discusses what you should do if violations occur. ERISA §503: Disability Claimants Must Receive a “Full and Fair Review” The Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA) guarantees all disability claimants a full and fair […]Read More >
In 2019, none of us worried about social distancing or flattening the curve of a global pandemic. Unfortunately, the novel coronavirus dramatically changed our lives in a matter of months. Many of us are still coming to terms with our new reality. In this article, our disability insurance lawyers at Bryant Legal Group discuss the coronavirus and explain when you can file a claim for either short-term or long-term disability benefits. What We Know About the Novel Coronavirus Information and guidance from healthcare professionals on how to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic is changing by the moment. Bryant Legal […]Read More >
Approximately 60,000 Americans receive a Parkinson’s disease (PD) diagnosis each year. In 2016, there were around 30,000 people in Illinois living with PD, and studies show that the prevalence of the disease is increasing throughout the United States. As a progressive neurodegenerative disease, PD is a chronic condition that worsens over time. While you may be able to work for a few years after the onset of your condition, you will inevitably require both life care and financial help once your condition progresses to later stages. Even if you already have long-term disability insurance (LTD), you may need help filing […]Read More >
If you search “disability insurance” or “long-term disability” online, you’ll find a mishmash of information that talks about employer-sponsored insurance plans, private policies, and Social Security benefits. Some of this information may apply to your situation, but much of it will seem confusing and even contradictory. Sorting everything out can seem almost impossible. At Bryant Legal Group, we want to help. Our team of respected lawyers takes a practical approach to disability insurance claims and deeply values client education. In this article, we’ll explain the essentials of disability insurance. What Is Disability Insurance? Disability insurance provides a monthly benefit if […]Read More >
The symptoms and uncertainty associated with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) can turn your life upside down. If you’re unable to work due to your ulcerative colitis or Crohn’s disease, you may be eligible for long-term disability benefits. However, the process of getting benefits can feel overwhelming — especially during a flare. At Bryant Legal Group, we guide people through their complex disability insurance claims and help them get the benefits they deserve. In this article, we discuss the essentials of IBD-related disability claims. What Is Inflammatory Bowel Disease? IBD is a category of diseases that cause inflammation and damage in […]Read More >
At some point during a long-term disability insurance claim, the insurance company may ask a physician consultant to evaluate your case and medical records. When you get this notice, it can lead to worries that your LTD benefits are in danger. You may also wonder how this doctor who has never met you or examined you in person can provide a valid assessment of your claim. In this article, we’ll discuss the “peer review” process used by physician consultants and explain whether you should be worried when one gets involved in your claim. Keep reading to learn more. What Does […]Read More >
Principal was founded more than 140 years ago and offers insurance and financial management services in more than 80 countries and territories. It is the third-largest provider of group insurance benefits, including disability insurance, in the United States. A Fortune 500 company, Principal reported more than $14 billion in total revenue in 2018. How did Principal grow from a tiny life insurer in Des Moines, Iowa to one of the world’s largest financial management and insurance companies? While many factors come into play, the company is laser-focused on profitability, cutting costs, and shareholder dividends. Unfortunately, this means Principal takes an […]Read More >
At least 3.4 million adults in the United States are either legally blind or vision-impaired, and many more struggle with life-changing eye conditions. Although some people can adapt to their vision limitations and work with accommodations, vision impairments rank among the top ten causes of disability, according to the CDC. If you’re struggling with vision loss, you’re not alone. At Bryant Legal Group, we help people with vision impairments fight for their long-term disability insurance (LTD) benefits. In this article, we’ll talk about common causes of vision loss and discuss ways you can bolster your LTD claims. 5 Common Causes […]Read More >
About 3.4 million people live with epilepsy in the United States, which makes recurrent seizures our nation’s fourth most common neurological disorder. But even though epilepsy isn’t rare, living with the disorder can make you feel like no one understands its profound impact on your ability to live and work. At Bryant Legal Group, we want to help. Our team of experienced disability insurance attorneys guides people with epilepsy and other seizure disorders through their complex insurance claims. Keep reading to learn more about epilepsy-based insurance claims and find out your options for benefits. What Are Seizures and What Causes […]Read More >