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
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You have probably heard that doctors and other medical professionals should invest in “own occupation” disability insurance. However, many physicians do not realize that insurers sometimes include loopholes and unfavorable terms in their private disability insurance policies—which are sometimes discovered only after you file for short-term or long-term disability. In this blog, our disability insurance lawyers outline three things you should look out for in your policy. We will also suggest ways to improve your chances of getting the benefits you deserve. What Is an “Own Occupation” Disability Policy? Most private insurance policies include one of the following definitions of […]Read More >
When was the last time you reviewed your long-term disability (LTD) coverage? If you’re like most dental professionals, it’s been a while—and there’s a good chance you’ve outgrown your coverage. The COVID-19 pandemic has painfully reminded us how an unexpected pause in your practice can be catastrophic. That’s why I’m encouraging you to review your policy and take a proactive approach to disability planning. Dentists Face a High Likelihood of Disability Dentistry takes a toll on your body. Even if you’re not stooping all day, research shows that a dentist’s static posture, use of hand tools, repetitive motions, stress, and […]Read More >
For many women, pregnancy is one of their first encounters with disability insurance. If your state or employer doesn’t provide for paid maternity leave, there’s a good chance you will end up filing for short-term disability insurance benefits. And, if you suffer complications that make it difficult to return to work, you could also qualify for long-term disability benefits. So, while you are researching childcare options, preparing the nursery, and looking for a pediatrician for your new baby, it is also worth checking your disability insurance policies. In this article, our respected disability attorneys explain how disability insurance for pregnancy […]Read More >
If you are filing a claim for short-term or long-term disability benefits, you need to be prepared. The insurance company will never take you at your word and pay your case. Instead, you will need compelling evidence that shows that you are disabled and meet all your policy’s criteria. It is not easy to build up a disability insurance claim, especially when you are dealing with life-changing medical conditions or injuries. Unless you carefully collect all your medical records and other supporting data, you will never get the benefits you deserve. In this article, our respected disability attorneys explain the […]Read More >
If you are researching UNUM disability insurance claims, you have probably read a lot of worrisome things. The company is notorious for wrongfully denying claims and prioritizing profits over its insureds. However, with the right knowledge and tools, you might get the short-term disability benefits you deserve. In this article, Bryant Legal Group’s disability insurance lawyers highlight some of UNUM’s tactics and suggest ways you can fight back. UNUM Short-Term Disability Insurance: An Overview UNUM is one of the largest disability insurance companies in the United States. They sell policies to both individuals and employers that provide a monthly benefit […]Read More >
If you are getting ready to file for disability benefits, you have encountered discussions about private disability insurance, ERISA plans, and Social Security disability. However, you might not really understand the precise differences between these policies and programs. In this article, the disability insurance lawyers at Bryant Legal Group explore private disability insurance, its importance, and common issues that arise during a private disability insurance claim. Private Disability Insurance vs. Group Disability Plans Disability insurance coverage pays a monthly benefit when you are unable to work due to an illness, injury, or chronic medical condition. For-profit insurance companies sell these […]Read More >
Cancer will inevitably change your life. While some people can continue to work during treatment, many struggle to balance their job duties, symptoms, and doctor’s appointments. Thankfully, you might be eligible for short-term disability benefits during your treatment. Bryant Legal Group helps people battling cancer get the disability insurance benefits they deserve. We understand how both the disease and treatment can make it hard to do the things you love—both at work and at home. Working During Cancer Treatment: What to Expect Your ability to work during cancer treatment will depend on a variety of factors: The type of cancer […]Read More >
If your healthcare organization experiences double-digit denial rates, you are not alone. In 2020, the average denial rate for hospitals was roughly 11% for initial claims. This means that you are spending a remarkable amount of your practice’s resources on appeals and collection efforts—and some of these denials will not be recoverable. Our physician and medical practice lawyers want to help. While some payer-provider disputes require litigation, many are avoidable. In this article, we outline ways that you can improve your payment processes and reduce your healthcare payer denials. What Causes Most Healthcare Payer Denials? The data suggest that many […]Read More >
You probably have a love-hate relationship with your healthcare payer contracts. While they are essential to your practice or medical group’s financial security, they also cause countless headaches and payment delays. If the legalese and convoluted terms of your payer contracts are creating inefficiencies and uncertainty, you’re not alone. Our physician and medical practice lawyers help providers across Illinois resolve their contract disputes and get prompt payment for their services. In this blog, we discuss common issues that healthcare professionals encounter in their payer contracts and suggest ways you can improve your reimbursement systems. Understand Your Contractual Rights to Simplify […]Read More >
If you’re unable to work due to a medical condition or injury, a human resources representative might give you information about short-term disability insurance and FMLA leave. At first glance, these two programs might seem very similar, since they both offer protections when you’re unable to work. However, they’re quite different. Bryant Legal Group’s disability insurance lawyers focus on short-term and long-term disability claims, not employment-related issues like the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA). Still, our clients often have questions about how these rules and regulations interact. Keep reading to learn the difference between short-term disability vs. FMLA. What Is […]Read More >