$1 Million Win: Persistence Pays Off


Our client, an orthopedic surgeon, could no longer perform surgeries because he was legally blind in one eye and had diminished vision in his other eye. The insurance company stopped paying him when he reached age 65, claiming that the vision losses were due to “sickness” and not due to an “injury.” The client’s insurance policy required the insurance company to pay him for the rest of his life if the disabling condition was due to an “injury.”

We commenced and pursued a lawsuit in the federal court in Arkansas. Throughout the litigation process, we gathered critical information, cross-examined all of the proper witnesses at depositions, and convinced a federal judge that the case could be resolved without a trial. An extensive written legal opinion by the federal court was rendered in our client’s favor.

When the insurance company even refused to pay after the judge’s decision, we vigorously pursued an appeal in the federal appeals court in St. Louis, Missouri, confirming our victory. The client then received a highly favorable and long overdue settlement of over $1 million.

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Evan S. Schwartz
Founder of Schwartz, Conroy & Hack