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Did You Know: The Ways Searching For A Diagnosis Makes You Unable To Work

Did You Know: The Ways Searching For A Diagnosis Makes You Unable To Work

For those dealing with mysterious or an undiagnosed condition, they can often feel anxiety around no being able to provide a defined medical diagnosis to their employer. It’s important to recognize the reasons why you have to stop working when suffering from illness without a diagnosis, which may require you to apply or long or short-term benefits. Physical Symptoms First and foremost, the physical symptoms of your undiagnosed illness are what make you unable to work, whether you have a desk job or work in a physically demanding career, if you are experiencing a barrage...
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Our Top Posts About Bipolar Disorder

Our Top Posts About Bipolar Disorder

Bipolar Disorder is a brain disorder that causes shifts in mood and energy levels. It can hinder one’s ability to carry out daily tasks. Commonly referred to as manic-depressive illness, Bipolar disorder is a mental illness and a lifelong battle. Often considered an invisible illness, which can make it easier for insurance companies to deny claims, we understand how frustrating this can be for those with the illness. At Share Lawyers, we’ve represented clients diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder and helped them to obtain the long-term disability benefits they deserve. Below,...
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Diabetes & Depression = Denied Claim

Diabetes & Depression = Denied Claim

Cindy, 40 years old, has had Type 1 Diabetes since she was a child, but her illness has always been well under control. Just six months ago, Cindy was hired for a new position. She was excited for the opportunity and anxious to begin her new job. Cindy did not inform her employers about her illness as it had never been a problem for her in the workplace. Soon after starting her new job, however, Cindy was diagnosed with a severe depressive disorder. She had good group coverage in her new workplace, so she tried to file a disability claim for long-term disability benefits,...
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Making The Difficult Decision To Stop Working And Apply For Benefits

Making The Difficult Decision To Stop Working And Apply For Benefits

Deciding to stop working and applying for disability benefits can be a very difficult decision to make. It is critical to carefully select when to stop working, as choosing the wrong time can lead to your claim being denied and can leave you with an uphill court battle. Is it Time? Most people who apply for disability insurance do not need to stop working immediately. They may suffer from a chronic illness or injury that makes continuing to work problematic, but not impossible. If you choose to continue to work with a disability, it is vital that you regularly meet with...
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Why People with a Chronic Illness or Disability May Decide To Have Weight Loss Surgery

Why People with a Chronic Illness or Disability May Decide To Have Weight L...

Although it’s carried a negative stigma in the past, there are actually many health-related problems for which many people seek weight-loss surgery. Some examples as noted by Dr. Nicole Fearing on Sharecare:  Diabetes, High-blood Pressure, Fatty Liver, High Cholesterol, Heart Disease, Joint and Back Pain, Acid Reflux, Asthma, Blood Clots, Infertility, Cancer, Early Death. The fact is, many people who undergo weight-loss surgery have usually tried a number of other methods, traditional and untraditional before considering a surgery. The four common types of weight-loss...
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Ask A Lawyer: PTSD and Your Rights!

Ask A Lawyer: PTSD and Your Rights!

Q: I am a veteran that’s been diagnosed with PTSD. My symptoms have made it impossible for me to do my job, but I have heard that it’s difficult to get approved for long-term disability. Is this true? A: Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) falls into the broad category of conditions that are sometimes described as “invisible disabilities”. They are “invisible” because objective medical testing does not provide proof of the illness, symptoms or disabling condition. An X-ray, CT Scan, MRI or other medical testing generally will not provide any explanation for the symptoms...