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Conditions That Are Difficult to Diagnose: Part I

Conditions That Are Difficult to Diagnose: Part I

Most people suffering from mysterious symptoms find it is difficult or impossible to work. Along with their symptoms, they experience stress from not knowing what they are suffering from or how to treat it, making it difficult to focus in the workplace. In many cases, their symptoms are accompanied by a long and frustrating road to finding a diagnosis – if one is ever found. To help our clients find their best treatment, Share Lawyers is creating a two-part series including information and resources about conditions that are difficult to diagnose, often missed by...
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Ask a Lawyer: Fibromyalgia

Ask a Lawyer: Fibromyalgia

Read about specific issues surrounding Fibromyalgia and disabilities claims. Q: Is Fibromyalgia considered a disability in Ontario? A: Yes, fibromyalgia is considered a disability in Ontario. Fibromyalgia is one of several ‘invisible disabilities’ that require certain specific medical criteria to be considered a valid diagnosis.   Q: My friends and family have told me that insurance companies do not pay long-term disability claims to people suffering from fibromyalgia. I recently applied and haven’t heard anything yet. What can I expect? A: Insurance companies tend...
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A Roundup of Our Top 3 Blogs About Fibromyalgia

A Roundup of Our Top 3 Blogs About Fibromyalgia

It’s not ‘all in your head’! Fibromyalgia is a debilitating disorder that affects a small percentage of people. It can difficult to diagnose and treat. We’ve talked a lot about fibromyalgia on our blog. If you suspect that you have fibromyalgia and want to pursue the disability benefits that you deserve, here are three must-read blog posts to check out that will give you some insight into fibromyalgia and disability law. The Pain is Real In this blog post on fibromyalgia, we discuss the nature of fibromyalgia, including the fact that it is a valid physiological and...
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Which Chronic Pain Illnesses Count as Disabilities?

Which Chronic Pain Illnesses Count as Disabilities?

It can be quite difficult to claim disability benefits when you suffer from chronic pain illnesses. This is because many of these illnesses are diagnosed through patient-described symptoms. To be eligible to receive disability benefits for any illness or disability, you need a medical provider to support that you cannot work.  Sometimes it is hard to prove with objective medical evidence that you have a physical or mental condition that prohibits you from working. Things like x-rays or test results are key but can be very hard to get. For many chronic pain illnesses,...
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Undiagnosed or Unrecognized Medical Conditions and Long Term Disability Benefits: Fibromyalgia

Undiagnosed or Unrecognized Medical Conditions and Long Term Disability Ben...

In our second installment in this series of Blogs regarding unrecognized medical conditions, we are having a look at Fibromyalgia. From over 30 years of experience in handling claims involving Fibromyalgia patients, its’ history in medico-legal disputes in personal injury and disability cases, has a rather checkered past. The Mayo Clinic Describes Fibromyalgia As Follows: “Fibromyalgia is a disorder characterized by widespread musculoskeletal pain accompanied by fatigue, sleep, memory and mood issues. Researchers believe that fibromyalgia amplifies painful sensations by...
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Share Lawyers Wins Settlement for Fibromyalgia Patient [INFOGRAPHIC]

Share Lawyers Wins Settlement for Fibromyalgia Patient [INFOGRAPHIC]

Share Lawyers successfully represented Donna, a nurse who suffers from fibromyalgia. Her claim was denied by her insurance company, but after consulting with Share Lawyers, Donna won a settlement for fibromyalgia. Share Lawyers fought for Donna and updated her every step of the way to ensure she knew of any developments and the progress of her case. Donna was able to move on with her life after securing the compensation she deserved! SHARE LAWYERS WINS SETTLEMENT FOR FIBROMYALGIA PATIENT   Has your long term disability claim been denied? Contact Share Lawyers and put...