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Disability and Finding The Resources For The Day-To-Day

Disability and Finding The Resources For The Day-To-Day

Facing a challenge like an illness, injury, or waiting for a diagnosis can take a toll on how you manage your life. New obstacles constantly arise, from the symptoms and healthcare itself, to your emotional and psychological well being, as well as figuring out new strategies for making your way through day-to-day activities.   Heather came to Share Lawyers when she was denied long term benefits after the long process of finding a diagnosis for her rare heart disease. It was an emotional feat to cope with her illness while waiting to get a definite medical diagnosis. After...
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Claim Denied for Client with Fibromyalgia

Claim Denied for Client with Fibromyalgia

People suffering from Fibromyalgia experience debilitating pain that prevents them from performing even the simplest task. Since every day life becomes a constant struggle, victims will often rely on insurance benefits as they learn to manage life with a chronic illness. Stacey, a 45-year-old teacher, led a physically demanding life throughout her career. She trained and practiced as a nurse for years before making the transition into teaching. Becoming a highschool teacher was a rewarding moment for Stacey. Harboring an unparalleled love for education and working with...
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Insurance Company Denies Benefits for Client with Bipolar Disorder

Insurance Company Denies Benefits for Client with Bipolar Disorder

Lester, 31 years old, grew up suffering from ADD and cluster migraines. His symptoms were manageable throughout childhood and even adolescence, however they got more difficult as he aged. Lester trained as a computer software salesman, found a job, and worked his way up the ladder at a company he respected. Sometimes, though not often, cluster migraines would affect his productivity; when this happened he had to go home from work and spend time away from a computer screen. In 2015, Lester was making a six-figure salary for the first time in his life, but with this...
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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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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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Chronic Pain – Not Good Enough For LTD?

Chronic Pain – Not Good Enough For LTD?

  Alessandro is a 41-year-old tailor who worked at his family’s business – a high-end suit shop – ever since he was a teenager. As soon as he graduated high school, he began to work full-time at the shop. After a few years, the shop was bought out by a larger company, but the new owners happily kept Alessandro as an employee. He had the right amount of passion and a good reputation with a lot of local clients. Throughout many years of intricate and exhausting handiwork, Alessandro experienced bouts of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, but his symptoms were usually...