Ulcerative Colitis is a debilitating disease that causes inflammation in the gastronomical (GI) tract. While medical advances are making great strides to treatments for diseases like Ulcerative Colitis and Crohn’s Disease, more insurance companies are denying long term disability to individuals that suffer from this disease.
Unlike Crohn’s disease, colitis is more localized, affecting just the colon and only invades the inner lining of bowel tissue. It usually begins in the rectum and extends upwards in a continuous manner through the colon. Colitis is a life-long disease, with periods of remission flare-ups. However, even while symptoms are in remission, individuals can still suffer from “False urges” – the urge for a bowel movement without expelling feces - that occur frequently throughout the day.
Colitis can be treated or managed by medication. Because we do not know the cause for Ulcerative Colitis, there technically is no cure. However, in severe cases, doctors suggest removing the entire large intestine through a surgery that effectively “cures” the disease.
Disability Claim lawyers at Share Lawyers have extensive experience in handling cases involving individuals who have been diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis. We understand the patience and compassion that is needed to handle such a case, together with the need for sound legal advice. When you are suffering from these symptoms you are not at your best, and need the steady compassionate advice of experienced lawyers to assist you in navigating your way to fair and equitable resolution of your claim.
We would encourage you to contact us to consult further about your disability claim, to see if we can be of assistance to you and your family.
Facts & Figures - Ulcerative Colitis
Ulcerative Colitis can be a debilitating disease, with symptoms that make it difficult to function during regular life. Symptoms can include severe and bloody diarrhea, false urges to have a bowel movement, abdominal pain and cramping. While flare ups are intermittent, the inflammation in the rectum can cause false urges at any time. Canadians are experiencing a growing rate of individuals suffering from Colitis and Crohn’s.
Fact:1 in every 150 Canadians is living with Crohn’s or Colitis.
Fact: Crohn’s and Colitis are developing in families new to Canada, usually within the first generation.
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