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 Blogs

How Do You Prove You Are Disabled Under a Disability Insurance Policy?

May 4, 2021

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 […]

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UNUM’s Dirty Tricks: How the Company Approaches Short-Term Disability Claims

April 20, 2021

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 […]

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What Is Private Disability Insurance (and Do I Need Coverage)?

April 7, 2021

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 […]

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Can I Get Short-Term Disability for Cancer Treatment?

March 8, 2021

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 […]

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5 Ways Your Healthcare Organization Can Reduce Payer Denials

March 1, 2021

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 […]

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Do You Understand Your Healthcare Payer Contracts?

February 8, 2021

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 […]

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How Are FMLA and Short-Term Disability Different?

February 4, 2021

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 […]

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Spinal Stenosis and Long-Term Disability: A Claimant’s Guide

February 1, 2021

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 […]

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What to Look for in a UNUM Long-Term Disability Lawyer

January 25, 2021

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 […]

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Spinal Cord Stimulators and Disability: Do I Qualify for LTD?

January 5, 2021

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 […]

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