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Knowing You’ve Found The Right Place – Share Lawyers Helps Client With Cystic Fibrosis

Knowing You’ve Found The Right Place – Share Lawyers Helps Client Wit...

When your disability insurance is denied because of an injury or illness, it can leave you feeling angry, confused, and even defeated. Trying to get the help you need can be a daily struggle for many. Searching for the right legal representation can be a challenge if you’re not familiar with the legal process or how to go about finding a legal team that will work for you, it can be part of what can seem like an altogether overwhelming process. This is how Jagadev felt when he was denied long-term benefits because he was finding managing the symptoms of his cystic fibrosis...
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Addiction and Mental Health Information: Alberta

Addiction and Mental Health Information: Alberta

In any given year, the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health reports that 1 in 5 Canadian experiences a mental health or addiction problem, with 1 in 2 having had or currently experiencing a mental illness by the time they reach 40 years of age. When it comes to you and your mental health, it’s important to know that you are not alone, and there are resources for you to get the help that you need. Share Lawyers has compiled a list of Alberta Addiction and Mental Health Resources available to Canadians. If you or a loved one is in extreme crisis or experiencing an...
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Conditions That Are Difficult to Diagnose: Part Two

Share Lawyers understands finding your way to a diagnosis can sometimes be a lengthy, frustrating, and emotionally exhausting venture. When it comes to figuring out the underlying cause of your symptoms, information can be your greatest tool. In addition to our previous post about conditions that are difficult to diagnose which includes: Hyperthyroidism, Lupus, MS, Lyme disease, and Fibromyalgia, this post in the two-part series includes information about additional conditions which are often difficult to diagnose, misdiagnosed, or even missed all together. Celiac disease...
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Celebrities with Long-Term Disabilities – Chronic Pain

Celebrities with Long-Term Disabilities – Chronic Pain

Celebrities are human just like us. Today, we share another blog in our series on Celebrities with Long-Term Disabilities, with a focus on Chronic Pain. Click here to read other posts in the series, on Skin Cancer, Lyme Disease, Lupus, Diabetes, Epilepsy, PTSD, and Brain Aneurysms.   George Clooney Hollywood actor/director George Clooney dealt with chronic pain in the wake of a serious on-set accident in 2005. While filming the political thriller Syriana in 2005, the former E.R. star hit his head during what should have been a routine stunt and has had issues ever...
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A Roundup of Our Top Posts About Chronic Pain

A Roundup of Our Top Posts About Chronic Pain

Chronic pain is usually defined as recurring pain that lasts longer than three months. The causes and area affected are varied, but it’s a condition in which the nervous system continuously sends pain sensors to your brain. There are many methods of treatment; however, in most cases, it is not a definite solution, but a way to manage the pain. Many of our clients with chronic pain have had their claims denied because of a difficulty in diagnosis. It can often be difficult to diagnose chronic pain – as with other invisible disabilities – and these...
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Ask a Lawyer About Chronic Pain

Ask a Lawyer About Chronic Pain

In this blog post, Share Lawyers’ lawyers answer questions from potential clients with chronic pain. Read on to learn more about particular issues surrounding disability and chronic pain. Q: I suffer from chronic pain that stops me from working. My specialist suspects Lyme disease, but we don’t have a firm diagnosis yet. Should I wait for my diagnosis before I apply for long-term disability benefits? A: If you have symptoms that prevent you from working, and you have doctors that support your disability, you should not wait for a diagnosis. Submit your claim as soon as...