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Changing Life Insurance Policies for Medical Marijuana Users

Changing Life Insurance Policies for Medical Marijuana Users

This is the first part of a three-part series on the changing laws around medical marijuana and its impact on insurance. In a recent National Post article, it was confirmed that Sun Life and BMO Insurance will no longer treat pot users as smokers. This signals a shift in thinking from marijuana consumers as non-insurable risk to users or patients consuming this substance as a treatment—an acceptable risk. Sun Life’s policy change applies to “all marijuana consumers who do not also smoke tobacco,” whereas BMO’s change applies to recreational users “who smoke up to two...
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Want Legal Advice from a Disability Lawyer?

Want Legal Advice from a Disability Lawyer?

LEGAL ADVICE FROM SHARE LAWYERS Q: I work for myself, so I have a private disability policy. Though I’m suffering from Parkinson’s, my insurance company insists that I can work. I just can’t work at “my own” occupation. What if I can work at something else? A: The policy wording is crucial. Many private policies are sold as paying out benefits if you cannot work in your chosen profession. Yet, amendments to these policies over time have dramatically affected how they apply in practice. In short, if you are able to work at a different occupation, that does not mean that...
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Ontario Law Firm Gets a Great Review

Ontario Law Firm Gets a Great Review

Ontario Law Firm Testimonial After successfully representing Manon, we received this note about how he and his family are doing. When we hear from clients like Manon, we’re happy to be doing the work we do! “Thank you for all your help with this legal matter. We greatly appreciate and are now able to give back to our children what they have lost. Even though they will never get their house back, we now have a home!  Thank you so much.” -Manon Has your long term disability claim been denied? Contact Share Lawyers, and Ontario law firm, and put our experience to work for...
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David Share and Lyme Madness Author Lori Dennis Talk About Lyme Disease

When Lori Dennis’ son was diagnosed with chronic Lyme disease, she began an eighteen-month journey of searching for treatments and seeking out answers. Now more than four years later, Lori chronicles her experience in a memoir called Lyme Madness – due out this August. Gripping and personal, her book reflects their struggle to understand this complex neurological condition. President of Share Lawyers, David Share, had the pleasure of meeting with Lori to discuss her book, Lyme Madness, and her passion for educating the public about chronic Lyme disease.  In this...
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Disability News: Parkinson’s Research

Disability News: Parkinson’s Research

While only about 0.2% of the Canadian adult population lives with Parkinson’s Disease[1], Parkinson’s is a very high profile condition. Celebrities like Johnny Cash, Muhammed Ali, and, most notably, Michael J. Fox, have helped to educate people about the disease and its impacts. There is a wide spread search for how to test for, slow down and cure Parkinson’s, with associations such as Parkinson Canada raising both financial and scientific resources and, continuing to raise awareness. Disability News New findings are very common, one of the most recent coming in mid-May...