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Long Term Disability Denied After a Heart Attack

Long Term Disability Denied After a Heart Attack

When he was a kid, Zahir had always had plenty of energy. That didn’t change when he grew up and joined the workforce. Data science is usually a sedentary profession, but his colleagues always said that he had a bounce in his step when he walked around the office. They also noticed when he slowed down shortly after turning 52. Zahir figured it was one of the normal side effects of ageing. He didn’t necessarily like his new reality – walking to the other end of his Saskatoon-based office was now enough to leave him exhausted and short of breath – but there didn’t seem to...
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[VIDEO] The Importance Of Keeping Good Records

[VIDEO] The Importance Of Keeping Good Records

When it comes to applying for disability benefits, having accurate and detailed documents is an asset. However, sometimes it’s difficult to know just what documents you should be keeping an eye on. What records should you keep yourself? Can you trust your physician to keep all of the details in order? How vigilant do you have to be regarding your own records?  “It’s important that what is being provided to the insurance company is accurate information,” says Kirk Sloane, Associate Lawyer at Share Lawyers. If you’re in the process of making a claim for disability...
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Heart Disease In Canada

Heart Disease In Canada

Heart disease is considered the most prevalent cause of death in the world and is a serious problem plaguing Canadians. According to the most recent data available, approximately 2.4 million Canadian adults above the age of 20 live with ischemic heart disease. This includes approximately 578,000 adults with a history of heart attacks. The condition affects approximately 1 in 4 Canadians, with the prevalence increasing significantly above the age of 70. So why should we be concerned, and what do we need to know? It’s estimated that approximately 12 adult Canadians with...
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Rehab and the Difficulties of Disability Benefits for Addiction

Rehab and the Difficulties of Disability Benefits for Addiction

When applying for disability benefits because of an addiction, there are specific hurdles to overcome. One of the most difficult is also one of the most necessary parts of the application process – being in a rehabilitation program.  Participating in a formal rehabilitation program or staying in a rehabilitation facility is something most if not all insurance companies consider mandatory to qualify for disability. The issue is that they’re not always available and consistently have long waiting lists. These wait times, particularly for long-term treatment programs,...
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Arrhythmia: You Have an Irregular Heartbeat – What Now?

Arrhythmia: You Have an Irregular Heartbeat – What Now?

What is Heart Disease? When we think of heart disease, we picture one ailment. The truth, however, is that heart disease refers to a group of different conditions that impact the function and structure of the heart. There are many different types of heart disease, most of which can be grouped into one of four categories based on how they affect the heart: coronary artery and vascular disease, structural heart disease, heart failure, and heart rhythm disorders. This last category is also known as arrhythmia, and it impacts millions of Canadians.  What is arrhythmia? ...
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Insurance Denied For Man Living With Crohn’s Disease: Terry’s Story

Insurance Denied For Man Living With Crohn’s Disease: Terry’s Story

    Terry, aged 41, suffers from Crohn’s disease. Although he was able to work for many years, his condition worsened and he couldn’t handle his position while trying to manage his disease anymore. After his insurance claim was denied, he came to Share Lawyers for help. Terry was diagnosed with Crohn’s disease in his mid-20s after noticing severe digestive issues – namely weight loss and mouth sores. Through the advice of his doctor, he was able to manage his condition with nutrition and anti-inflammatory medications for many years without it interfering...