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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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.
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 >
3 Things You Need to Know About Voluntary Benefit Plans If your insurance company has denied your voluntary benefit claim, you’re probably getting a lot of conflicting advice. One person might tell you that you need to file an appeal with the insurance company, while another will insist that you should file a lawsuit in an Illinois court. Meanwhile, your employer will probably refuse to help you with your insurance claim — referring you to your insurer or broker instead. At Bryant Legal Group, we want to clarify the confusing world of voluntary benefit plans, so we wrote this blog […]Read More >
According to the World Health Organization, bipolar disease is the seventh most disabling condition in the world. If you’re among the estimated 5.7 million Americans suffering with bipolar, it might be difficult (or even impossible) to maintain consistent employment due to your symptoms. At Bryant Legal Group, we help people with bipolar disorder get the disability insurance benefits they deserve. In this article, we explain the essentials of bipolar disorder and how to strengthen your disability insurance claim. What Is Bipolar Disorder? Bipolar disorder is a psychological disorder involving episodes of mania and depression. During a manic episode, you might experience euphoria, insomnia, and poor concentration. You might also be prone to reckless actions, such […]Read More >
As one of the country’s largest insurance companies, Cigna offers health insurance, life insurance, and disability insurance products. Unfortunately, Cigna has a long history of denying valid short-term and long-term disability claims. Cigna recently announced the sale of its disability insurance business to New York Life for $6.3 billion, but claimants shouldn’t expect the company’s practices to change anytime soon. At Bryant Legal Group, our disability insurance lawyers have helped people fight back against unfair denials from Cigna for years. In this article, we’ll outline three essential steps you should take if Cigna denies your disability claim. Cigna Has a History of Improperly Denying Disability Insurance Claims Most people associate Cigna with healthcare insurance due to the company’s massive market share in this area. However, Cigna also operates a robust disability insurance business. In 2018, the […]Read More >
If you’re living with a serious, chronic illness, it’s likely that someone has said, “You have that diagnosis?! You’ll definitely get disability benefits.” While you may appreciate your loved one’s confidence, you may question the accuracy of their statement. Disability insurance companies, like UNUM, Lincoln Financial, and The Hartford, are notorious for denying even legitimate claims for benefits. As a general rule, insurers look for any possible reason to deny, delay, or undervalue disability insurance claims. However, even though it’s rare, some private disability insurance policies automatically qualify people with certain conditions for benefits. This is a significant advantage and can streamline your long-term disability […]Read More >
If you received a long-term disability denial (LTD) from UNUM, you’re not alone. Considered by many ERISA lawyers as the worst LTD insurer, UNUM sometimes uses aggressive and unfair tactics to reduce the number of disability insurance claims they pay out. The Bryant Legal Group team has been fighting UNUM for decades, and we understand how they approach their claims. In this blog, we explain some of the most common excuses its adjusters use to deny legitimate LTD claims. UNUM Earned Its Reputation Among the Worst Insurers in the U.S. In 2008, the American Association for Justice (AAJ) reported that, in its opinion, UNUM […]Read More >
Filing for disability insurance benefits can be a difficult decision, especially when you love your profession. However, when you’re unable to work due to an illness, injury, or chronic condition, short and long-term disability benefits can provide financial security and peace of mind. If you’re not sure where to start, Bryant Legal Group wants to help. In this article, we outline several ways you can strengthen your ERISA claims and streamline the application process. Don’t Minimize Your Symptoms When You Talk to a Doctor One of the most important tips is simple: always be honest with your doctors. Your doctor […]Read More >
When you’re in the middle of a long-term disability (LTD) or ERISA dispute, the insurance company might offer you a settlement or buyout. While this offer might seem generous (and tempting) at first, you should be cautious. Insurance companies rarely offer a fair settlement in their first offer — and you could lose out on valuable compensation if you accept. In this article, Bryant Legal Group outlines the essentials of disability insurance settlements and when it’s best to accept a lump-sum payment. What Is a Long-Term Disability Settlement or Buyout? When the insurance company approves your LTD claim or a […]Read More >
During a long-term disability (LTD) claim, your medical records and history get a lot of attention. Your lawyer and the insurance company will pore over every diagnosis, test, and recommendation in your files. However, there’s more to an LTD claim than medical evidence. Your vocational experience and skills can also dramatically impact your eligibility for LTD benefits. That’s why our experienced disability insurance lawyers frequently work with vocational experts. Why Does the LTD Insurance Company Care About My Work and Education? Disability insurance pays benefits when your medical conditions, illnesses, and injuries prevent you from working. There are two primary […]Read More >