You Have the Right to Your Benefits. You Have a Case.
Every benefit wrongfully denied is a promise broken. We’ll make the insurance companies and benefits administrators keep their promise to you and get you what you’re owed.
You might not think you have a case. You might not know that you can win against giant insurance companies and benefits administrators. We know you can.
We have the experience and expertise to help you get the benefits that you need, that you are owed, and that you deserve.
Not sure? Contact us.
Benefit laws are complex. Big companies try to make it hard for you to understand your rights and remedies. If you think you are being wrongly denied benefits, contact someone on your side.
ERISA Claims, Appeals, and Litigation
Your benefit plan is a promise made to you, and that you may rely on for support. We’re authorities in using the Employee Retirement Income Security Act to get you what you are owed.
Retirement Claims, Appeals, and Litigation
Your retirement and 401(k) benefits are how you plan for a better future. If you are being denied promised future payments, we’re in your corner. You’ve earned it.
Disability Claims, Appeals, and Litigation
Your disability benefits are crucial when you are unable to work. We can help you through the process from beginning a claim, to challenging a denial, and in the courtroom.
Life/Accidental Death Claims, Appeals, and Litigation
When tragedy strikes, you shouldn’t have to fight insurance companies looking for loopholes in your policy. We help beneficiaries collect the support payments they need.
Health Claims, Appeals, and Litigation
Health care is complicated and confusing. Claim denials don’t have to be the final word. We can help. Put our expertise on your side.
Long Term Care Insurance Claims, Appeals, and Litigation
Long-term care insurance is costly, yet coverage may be denied when someone needs in-home care or care in a senior facility. We help you get the benefits you’ve paid for.
How We’ve Won Benefits for Our Clients
Throughout the years, we’ve won thousands of cases. We’ve beat insurance companies. And we’ve changed the law so that it works for you.
Hennen v. Metro Life Ins. Co.
DeBofsky Law, won a remand from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit in Hennen v. Metro. Life Ins. Co., 904 F.3d 532 (7th Cir. 2018). Susan Hennen suffered from chronic low back pain radiating into her legs, despite having undergone three back surgeries…
Cathleen Kennedy v. Eli Lilly & Co.
DeBofsky Law, along with Bridget O’Ryan and O’Ryan Law Offices, won a victory in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit in Kennedy v. Lilly Extended Disability Plan, 856 F.3d 1136 (7th Cir. 2017), a case involving the denial of disability benefits…
Accidental Death Insurance Benefits
Prather v. Sun Life
DeBofsky Law scored a victory on December 13, 2016, when the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit issued a ruling in the case of Prather v. Sun Life & Health Ins. Co. (U.S.), 842 F.3d 733 (7th Cir. 2016), overturning a lower court ruling denying Lee Ann Prather’s claim…
About DeBofsky Law: Advocates for Your Rights
At DeBofsky Law, we believe that you have the right to receive what you are owed. We believe in leveling the playing field between you and huge employers and insurance companies. We believe you deserve a champion in your corner.
We fight in the courtroom and work to change the law outside of it. Our lawyers have:
- Established court precedents in multiple jurisdictions
- Published over 200 articles
- Partnered with numerous organizations advocating for patient rights
- Testified before Congress and federal agencies to promote better access to justice
“I sincerely appreciate your time and help.”
“After reviewing a good deal of ERISA law (7th Cir. case law), I came to recognize that your name is widely associated with ERISA matters. I am satisfied that I chose the correct attorney to discuss these issues with, not only because of your expertise, but also your willingness to explain the basics to me … I sincerely appreciate your time and help.”
Jon N | Client
We Set The Bar
We fight for our clients in state, federal and appellate courts in disputes with employers, insurance companies and retirement fund managers.
Years of Experience
Understand the Law. Know Your Rights.
Severance Pact Forecloses Right To Pursue Disability Claim Later
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Denied Sight-Unseen: Why Are Non-Examining Doctors So Prevalent in the Disability Insurance Industry?
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The Important Role Of Contra Proferentem In ERISA Cases
The outcome of Employee Retirement Income Security Act cases often turns on how courts interpret the meaning of specific benefit plan terms. The recently decided case of Stein v. Paul Revere Life Insurance Company, issued by the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania on March 16, illustrates what happens when plan terms are unclear and can have different meanings. […]