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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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Travelling On Long Term Disability: What You Need To Know

Travelling On Long Term Disability: What You Need To Know

Traveling is a wonderful way to experience new cultures, foods, and sights. Whether it’s to see a whole new place for the sake of knowing what it’s like, or making the journey to visit friends and family, experiencing time in new places can be rewarding, rejuvenating, and provide lifelong memories! For those on Long Term Disability (LTD) planning a vacation can have some complications. Your insurance company may see traveling as being inconsistent with being disabled from gainful employment, so it is very important to know the correct measures to take when planning a...
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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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Round Up: Heart Disease

Round Up: Heart Disease

Heart disease affects millions of people worldwide and can be deadly. When it comes to your disability claims and heart disease, Share Lawyers knows this critical illness can have a major effect on your ability to live and work as you did before your diagnosis. Here is a roundup of our top posts about heart disease, insurance claims, and disability benefits that you might find helpful. Can Insurance Companies Use Their Own Definitions of Common Critical Illnesses Such As Heart Attack, Cancer or Stroke? The insurance company’s definition of a critical illness is often far...
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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...