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.
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 >
If you’re a surgeon, dentist, or nurse, you probably spend a lot of your day bending, stooping, twisting, pushing, and reaching. This daily wear and tear can add up over time, causing spinal stenosis and other degenerative issues in your back. However, when these conditions make it impossible to work, you might face challenges in your disability insurance claims. Insurance companies often minimize the impact of spinal stenosis, noting that some people with the condition report few or no symptoms. They might even suggest that you are exaggerating your limitations for purposes of financial gain. At Bryant Legal Group, we […]Read More >
UNUM and its subsidiaries, Provident Life and Accident Insurance Company and Paul Revere Life Insurance Company, have earned a reputation for prioritizing profits over people. The company takes an aggressive approach to its claims, often trying to force claimants into unfair settlements by delaying or denying their claims. If you’re considering working with a UNUM long-term disability lawyer, you need to make sure you find someone who is experienced and client-focused. In this blog, we highlight several factors you should always look for in a disability insurance firm. UNUM Has a History of Wrongfully Denying Long-Term Disability Benefits UNUM is […]Read More >
When you’re living with chronic back pain or a spinal cord injury, you may be willing to try anything to alleviate your symptoms. From physical therapy and surgeries to chronic pain management, doctors have a wide variety of treatment options that may improve your quality of life. Sometimes, they suggest a spinal cord stimulator. These devices can reduce pain and improve function, but they are not a cure-all. If you’re considering a spinal cord stimulator, here are the essentials that you need to know. We’ll also explain how a stimulator may impact your long-term disability claim. What Is a Spinal […]Read More >
It can seem like disability insurance claims drag on forever. Sometimes delays are justified and inevitable—it can take time to collect and evaluate all of your medical records and other evidence. However, not all delays are so innocent. Occasionally, insurance companies hold off on approving undeniably valid claims for disability insurance benefits, hoping that you’ll give up, make a mistake, or accept an unreasonably low settlement. When this happens, you have legal options. In Illinois, as in most other jurisdictions, disabled policyholders can sue their insurance company when it delays decisions about coverage, eligibility for benefits, or other issues in […]Read More >
Most of us understand that the value of a dollar changes over time due to inflation and the evolving cost of living. However, when you’re considering your disability insurance options, you might not assess how far your monthly benefit will go in five to ten years. What may seem like an adequate recovery may quickly become insufficient as the cost of living rises. Disability policyholders concerned about the sufficiency of their coverage over an extended period can purchase a supplemental cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) rider that will result in a steady increase in their benefits as time passes. Keep reading to […]Read More >
Hand-intensive work that involves gripping, grasping repetitive motions, or vibration can take a toll on your body. As we age, studies show that we’re more likely to develop hand arthritis and pain—and if you’re a dentist, surgeon, or work in another field that requires dexterity and hand strength, your condition may quickly become disabling. If you’re considering filing a claim for short-term or long-term disability insurance, we want to help. Our lawyers assist people living with osteoarthritis and hand pain with their disability insurance claims. In this article, we discuss the essentials of hand-related claims and suggest some simple ways […]Read More >
For many people, long-term disability insurance benefits seem like a financial lifeline helping make up for your lost income. However, do you know how long those monthly benefit checks will last? As you plan for your future, you must know the answer. In this article, the team at Bryant Legal Group discusses factors that may impact the duration of your long-term disability benefits. We’ll also outline steps you can take if your benefits are cut off prematurely. Applying for Long-Term Disability Benefits? It’s Time to Review Your Policy Long-term disability (LTD) benefits pay a monthly benefit when you are unable […]Read More >