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When Does Anxiety Become a Long-Term Disability?

When Does Anxiety Become a Long-Term Disability?

Invisible disabilities are conditions that cannot be diagnosed with objective testing such as medical imaging, blood test or a physical examination. Examples of invisible disabilities include, but are not limited to, chronic pain, depression, anxiety, fibromyalgia, Crohn’s disease, rheumatoid arthritis and some back injuries. Invisible disabilities are often used by insurance companies to deny disability claims, as these conditions are difficult to quantify and hard to pin down. Anxiety is defined as a condition that is characterized by persistent feelings of...
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Finding the Right Treatment

Finding the Right Treatment

Finding the right treatment can make all the difference. Not only does it hold solutions to improving your condition, overall health, and wellbeing; it also ensures that you put your best foot forward to focus on your recovery. Finding a practitioner and a method that works for you is just as important a commitment as committing to the steps of that method in order to recover. Finding a treatment that fits well with your individual situation and preferences increases the likelihood that you’ll achieve recovery. Alternative treatments such as massage therapy, acupuncture,...
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Jim Brooks Denied for Non-Compliance

Jim Brooks Denied for Non-Compliance

Forty year old Jim Brooks was not a stranger to hard work. A foreman at a cement mill operation, he had been working in construction since he was eighteen. His wife was an elementary school teacher, working during the day while Jim worked afternoons and evenings. It was sometimes difficult to see each other, but they were working towards Jim switching to the day shift to make things easier at home as their two children grew older. Unfortunately, with such a busy schedule, Jim often ate fast food or ready-to-go meals while on shift, saving dinner leftovers to eat during...
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Insufficient Medical Evidence Leads to Long-Term Disability Denial

Insufficient Medical Evidence Leads to Long-Term Disability Denial

Making a claim for long-term disability benefits can be a stressful and tedious process. Assembling the documentation, going to the medical examinations, and continuously following up with your provider are just a few of the steps that come when making a claim. But what happens when your claim is denied? What happens when the basis of that denial is insufficient medical evidence? Medical evidence is essential in establishing disability. Treatment providers and medical experts are often called upon to address this issue. Insurance companies are looking for “objective”...
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Leadership in Law Firms at Harvard Law School

Leadership in Law Firms at Harvard Law School

My Week of Executive Education at Harvard Law School for Leadership I spent a fascinating week at Harvard Law School at the end of September, 2015 participating in a program entitled “Leadership in Law Firms”. I chose to apply to this program in order to enhance my skills as a leader of a law firm, to ensure that Share Lawyers adopts best practices in the way our firm is managed. Program The program did not disappoint, as I got to learn from top notch faculty at Harvard, from both the business school and the law school, and also from other law firm leaders from 15...