Our client was a 64 year old second grade bi-lingual teacher who fell hitting her forehead into a concrete wall. She immediately lost consciousness but believed she was okay. Over the next several days her family noticed that she was incoherent so she did not return to work but had a substitute teacher cover her classes.
She filed a claim for disability benefits with Standard Insurance Company. They paid her benefits for a year and a half when her benefirs were terminated. She hired Stennett & Casino to handle her appeal.
It was obvious to us that our client suffered a traumatic brain injury. In order to prove her disability we had her undergo neuropsychological testing. The testing supported her injury.
Stennett & Casino submitted the testing as part of her appeal. As a result Standard Insurance reopened her claim and paid the benefits owed her under her disability policy.