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Ask A Lawyer – No Diagnosis

When dealing with a disability or chronic condition, it can be a stressful time. Especially when you are experiencing debilitating symptoms which are making it impossible for you to work, and you are waiting for a diagnosis from your medical professionals. Share Lawyers is here to help you with some questions you might have while either waiting for your claim to be processed or what to do when you claim is denied. What should I do  when my insurance company denies my claim and I still have no diagnosis? If you believe that your insurance company has wrongfully denied your...
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Disability and Finding The Resources For The Day-To-Day

Disability and Finding The Resources For The Day-To-Day

Facing a challenge like an illness, injury, or waiting for a diagnosis can take a toll on how you manage your life. New obstacles constantly arise, from the symptoms and healthcare itself, to your emotional and psychological well being, as well as figuring out new strategies for making your way through day-to-day activities.   Heather came to Share Lawyers when she was denied long term benefits after the long process of finding a diagnosis for her rare heart disease. It was an emotional feat to cope with her illness while waiting to get a definite medical diagnosis. After...
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Alberta Health Services

Alberta Health Services

Whether it’s your physical or mental health, when living with disabilities, injuries, illness and chronic conditions, it’s essential to have access to health care facilities and resources in your area. Share Lawyers has compiled a directory of Alberta wide and regional health services. In an emergency, always call 9-1-1. Health Services: Alberta Health Link ………. 8-1-1 Do you have a health concern about you or your child that is a non-emergency? This 24/7 health advice hotline includes a registered Nurse who will ask you to answer questions, assess your health problem, and...
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Desjardin Denies LTD to Business Owner

Desjardin Denies LTD to Business Owner

If you run your own business or are an employee in a business that has Desjardin group benefits, and your claim for long term disability benefits has been denied, here a few things that you might find helpful: The fact that your claim has been denied does not mean that you should not pursue your claim or that you don’t have a good case Share Lawyers has taken on many of these types of claims and succeeded in recovering fair settlements Desjardins covers business owners,  many employees from large conglomerates and multi jurisdictional employers, to school and medical...
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Ontario Health Services

Ontario Health Services

Whether it’s your physical or mental health, when living with disabilities, injuries, illness and chronic conditions, it’s essential to have access to health care facilities and resources in your area. Share Lawyers has compiled a directory of Ontario wide and regional health services. In an emergency, always call 9-1-1. Health Services: Ontario Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care ………. 1-866-532-3161 You can learn more about understanding health care in Ontario, OHIP, health card renewal, Ontario public drug programs, assistive devices programs, senior’s care,...
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The Journey Through Searching For A Diagnosis: Celina’s Story

The Journey Through Searching For A Diagnosis: Celina’s Story

Celina had been a generally healthy person throughout her life. She worked as a healthcare administrator officer at a large hospital in Ontario for over 20 years, and raised two beautiful girls, now attending university on opposite coasts of the country. When Celina started feeling a little more tired than usual, she thought she was just overworking herself. She went to her doctor who recommended she try getting more exercise, drinking more water, and eating healthier. Celina took her doctor’s advice, but her fatigue became worse and during her workouts she started having...
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Inforgraphic: Seeing Things In A Different Way, Words From Our Clients

Inforgraphic: Seeing Things In A Different Way, Words From Our Clients

Share Lawyers understands the patience and compassion needed to handle your individual case. We represent a large number of clients across the country who have been denied benefits under either a group or private disability insurance policy. We know that your case, like many, is heavily dependent on getting the necessary medical evidence to prove your disability in a way contemplated by your policy. It is easy to feel overwhelmed, frustrated, or isolated when your claim has denied. But you are not alone. When we first meet many of our clients, they feel exhausted by the...
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Tips For Finding A Diagnosis

Tips For Finding A Diagnosis

Experiencing symptoms that make it impossible to work or function normally is a pervasive force that negatively impacts your life. When you are unable to get a diagnosis from medical professionals, this can add more stress to your illness. Along with being unable to get the proper treatment you need, it is also a struggle to get approval from your insurance company for the benefits you deserve. Why Is This Happening? Medically unexplained physical symptoms (MUPs) are one of the most common problems in modern medical practice, accounting for somewhere between 15% to  30%...