Disability Insurance Lawyers: Bryant Legal Group

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"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

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A Brief Look At Our Philosophy

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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. 

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David Bryant



Jennifer Danish

Managing Partner


Andrew Bryant



Dr. Ted Patras, MD

Medical Professional

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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.

Our Blogs

Liver Disease and Disability Insurance: A Claimant’s Guide 

November 25, 2020

Liver disease is more common than you might imagine. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 4.5 million Americans have a diagnosed liver disease, and roughly 42,000 people die every year as a result.   If you or someone you love is suffering from liver disease that affects your ability to do your job, you should understand your options for disability insurance claims. In this blog, the Bryant Legal Group team will outline what you need to know about liver disease, how it affects the body, and how you can strengthen your long-term disability claim.  How Does the Liver Function?  The liver is one of the most critical organs in your body. Roughly the size of a […]

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Disability Insurance Exclusions: We Answer Your FAQs

November 20, 2020

When you file a claim for individual disability insurance benefits, you assume everything will go smoothly. Unfortunately, even if you hand-picked your policy’s terms and conditions, you may discover that exclusions and limitations can impact your short-term and long-term disability benefits. In this article, we answer our clients’ frequently asked questions about policy exclusions. What Are Disability Insurance Exclusions? When you purchase disability insurance coverage, you’re presented with various choices that impacted both your monthly premium and your coverage. In all of that fine print, you probably agreed to a series of exclusions. A disability insurance exclusion outlines certain situations […]

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Will Illinois’ Courts Enforce a One-Sided Insurance Contract?

November 19, 2020

When you have health insurance, disability insurance, or property insurance, you may sometimes find that the insurer has an unreasonable amount of power over you — perhaps more than you anticipated when you purchased the policy years before. This issue is all too common. Insurers often design and execute unfair contracts designed to put you, the policyholder, in a weakened position. Suppose you’ve had your claim denied or mishandled due to an underlying contract provision that you believe is unreasonably oppressive. In that case, you may have a right to bring a lawsuit against your insurance carrier based on “unconscionability.” In this article, the […]

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How Long Does It Take UNUM to Process a Claim? It Depends

November 19, 2020

If you’re applying for short-term or long-term disability benefits, you’ve probably heard that UNUM is notoriously difficult to deal with. The company has a reputation for denying valid claims, delaying benefit payments, and violating state and federal insurance laws. However, you can fight back. At Bryant Legal Group, we help people stand up to UNUM and other disability insurers. In this blog, learn more about disability insurance claim deadlines and what to do if your adjuster unreasonably delays paying your benefits. What Happens After I Apply for Disability Insurance Benefits With UNUM? After you’ve filed a short-term or long-term disability […]

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Shoulder Pain and Disability Insurance: A Claimant’s Guide

November 17, 2020

Shoulder pain is incredibly common: about 18–26% of all adults will experience it in their lifetime. While some of us will recover relatively quickly, many people with shoulder problems experience chronic, disabling symptoms. At Bryant Legal Group, we help people with shoulder pain and dysfunction receive the disability insurance benefits they deserve. In this article, we explain the essentials of a disability insurance claim involving shoulder pain. What Causes Shoulder Pain? Your shoulder is one of the most complex joints in your body. Thanks to the shoulder’s robust structure and wide range of motion, you’re able to lift, push, pull, […]

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Is Seeing Believing? Disability Insurance Surveillance and Credibility

November 17, 2020

Disability insurance companies frequently use video surveillance and other tactics, hoping to prove you’re exaggerating your symptoms. While no one likes the feeling of being watched, most surveillance is harmless. In this article, the experienced disability insurance lawyers at Bryant Legal Group outline common surveillance tactics and suggest ways you can protect your privacy and preserve your credibility. Why Do Disability Insurers Use Surveillance? When you file a claim for short-term or long-term disability benefits, your credibility is essential. Many disabling conditions, like chronic pain, fatigue, and depression, have a subjective component: you can’t prove someone’s level of anxiety using […]

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What Are the Pros and Cons of Short-Term Disability?

November 3, 2020

At Bryant Legal Group, we know how short-term disability benefits can provide much-needed peace of mind and financial security while you deal with a disabling illness, injury, or chronic condition. However, short-term disability insurance policies have their imperfections too. If you don’t understand your plan’s shortcomings from the beginning, you may have unpleasant surprises later on. Here, Bryant Legal Group’s team of respected short-term disability lawyers outlines the power and challenges of short-term disability coverage. Pro: Short-Term Disability Provides Monthly Income When You’re Ill or Injured Whether you have a self-funded or employer-sponsored short-term disability plan, the goal is the […]

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Long-Term Disability for Nurses: Get the Benefits You Deserve

October 28, 2020

Nurses and other healthcare professionals spend their days focused on other people’s health and wellness. However, when healthcare workers find themselves unable to work due to their own chronic health conditions, illnesses, or injuries, they often find themselves in unfamiliar territory, navigating the medical and disability insurance systems as a claimant and patient. It’s a lot to handle, but you don’t have to do it alone. Bryant Legal Group has served Illinois’ nursing and medical professionals for decades, helping them get the long-term disability (LTD) benefits they deserve. In this article, we outline key issues that every nurse should know […]

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How to Apply for Disability Insurance: A Professional’s Guide

October 21, 2020

At Bryant Legal Group, we get a lot of phone calls from high-income professionals, including doctors, lawyers, and entrepreneurs, who need to file a long-term disability insurance claim. Many of these professionals are struggling with their decision to file. They’ve invested a lot of time and effort into building their practices, only to find that their health is suddenly making their life’s work impossible. In this article, our experienced lawyers explain how to apply for disability insurance. Keep reading to learn more about the application process, disability laws that may impact your claim, and ways you can improve your chances […]

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Should I Take UNUM’s Disability Claims Settlement?

October 19, 2020

UNUM doesn’t want to pay out your long-term disability (LTD) benefits. UNUM is a for-profit company that’s much more interested in its shareholders’ happiness and profitability than your welfare. However, the company frequently offers disability claims settlements (sometimes called buyouts) to insureds. What gives? At Bryant Legal Group, we’ve made a career out of standing up to UNUM, and we’re very familiar with their tactics. Here, we explain why you should accept a UNUM buyout and when you should fight back. What Happens When You Settle a Long-Term Disability Claim With UNUM? A settlement ends your long-term disability claim. In […]

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