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Ask A Lawyer: Disability Benefits and Heart Disease

Ask A Lawyer: Disability Benefits and Heart Disease

If your disability claim has been denied but you are unable to work, you probably have a lot of questions about why this happened, what the intricacies of your policy are, and what to do next. Here are some answers to questions specifically related to heart disease and insurance claims. Have a question of your own? Check out our Ask a Lawyer page.   Q: I had a massive heart attack. I am still in rehab and have a long way to go in my recovery before I can return to work. Why did my insurance company deny my valid claim for disability benefits? A: As the frequency and...
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Documentary “The Widowmaker” Looks At Heart Disease Treatments

Documentary “The Widowmaker” Looks At Heart Disease Treatments

  The Widowmaker is a documentary film about the tensions between preventionist and interventionist medicine for heart disease. Almost every minute of every day someone dies from a heart attack. Many of these people are relatively healthy, have no history of heart disease, and can even have received a clean bill of health. The Widowmaker looks into how heart scans could be the key to saving lives, and how this technology has been maligned. Narrated by Gillian Anderson, the film examines how greed, egos, and wrong decisions have lead to millions of Americans...
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Heart Disease: The Latest Treatments

Heart Disease: The Latest Treatments

Heart disease is an all-encompassing term meaning the heart is not working as it should. It affects millions worldwide, with many individuals having to take medications for the rest of their lives or undergo surgical treatments to correct damage, and prevent episodes such as heart attacks. Recent advancements in medicine have meant that those diagnosed with heart disease or heart failure can still live long and relatively healthy lives. Share Lawyers is always searching for the best resources to provide to our clients and beyond in order to ensure individuals get the help...
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A Day In The Life: Heart Disease

A Day In The Life: Heart Disease

Heart disease is the second leading cause of death in Canada, and more than 2.4 million Canadians living with heart disease aged 20 years or older. However, if you’re living with heart disease there are many things you can do to each day to improve your health. Share Lawyers spoke with Marlon, a client and sufferer of heart disease, about what his life was like before and after his diagnosis. We hope his experience can help to showcase the steps anyone can take to live a healthy life after heart disease. Marlon suffered a heart attack when he was just 39 years old. He...
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Different Kinds of Heart Disease Medications

Different Kinds of Heart Disease Medications

Did you know there are a whole variety of heart disease medications? There are a variety of medical conditions found in the body which impact your heart and blood vessels and can lead to heart disease or a heart attack. If you or your loved one is prescribed a heart disease medication, it’s essential that you read the label, take as instructed, and understand the possible side effects or drug interactions. Share Lawyers has compiled a list of common heart disease medications and how they work. Common Heart Disease Medications ACE Inhibitors Used primarily for the...
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The Right Representation

The Right Representation

At Share Lawyers, we have a team of professionals to provide you the best representation. But don’t just take it from us! Today we hear from Megan, who came to Share Lawyers after being denied long-term disability benefits from her insurance company. She was unable to work after suffering a major heart attack. “I am so impressed with Share Lawyers,” said Megan. “From our initial conversation to completion I felt like I was really being treated with respect and genuine understanding of my claim. The ease of handling all my medical files and documents helped me to focus on...