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Facing The Painkillers: Daria’s Story

Facing The Painkillers: Daria’s Story

Everything had started innocently enough. Daria’s back was aching after a long shift at the hospital in Victoria, BC, so she took an over-the-counter painkiller to make sure she’d have enough strength to return to work the next day. The painkillers worked the first few times her back ached but it wasn’t long before the stress (and the pain) started to exceed the medication. The days at the hospital could be exhausting. As a nurse, Daria dealt with one crisis after another, often while navigating heightened emotional situations. Daria slowly escalated from over-the-counter...
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Robin Williams’ Final Days And Battle With Lewy Body Dementia Revealed In New Documentary

Robin Williams’ Final Days And Battle With Lewy Body Dementia Revealed In N...

Lewy Body Dementia, a degenerative brain disease, is the second most common form of dementia after Alzheimer’s disease, accounting for approximately 10 percent of all diagnosed cases of dementia in Canada. LBD affects every aspect of a person, with symptoms including impaired thinking, memory loss, tremors, difficulty moving, visual hallucinations, paranoia, depression, and changes in autonomic body functions. With no specific test to diagnose Lewy Body Dementia, and with many of the same signs and symptoms as other forms of dementia, LBD is often misdiagnosed, leading...
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Visiting Hours: Sundeep’s Story

Visiting Hours: Sundeep’s Story

After his stroke, Sundeep knew that there was no way he would be able to return to work. Even though he was out of immediate danger, he was only 48 and had lost much of his ability to walk and talk clearly. It came as such a shock when his long-term disability claim was denied. After many months of fighting with the insurance company and Sundeep’s employer a settlement was reached. Both Sundeep and his family were extremely grateful to Share Lawyers for helping them navigate the complex legal process. The settlement came as a huge relief, and Sundeep knew that he would...
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How Drake’s Creative Partner Learned to Take Care of His MS

How Drake’s Creative Partner Learned to Take Care of His MS

Toronto’s Noah Shebib may not be a household name, but nearly everyone is familiar with his music. Better known as “40,” Shebib is the chief architect of Drake’s signature sound, and he has produced some of the biggest hits of the past decade as the rapper’s right-hand man.   Shebib has also been living with Multiple Sclerosis since he was 22. His condition is one of the few things that can draw him into the spotlight. After he received his diagnosis, Shebib spent the next 10 years largely ignoring his MS, neglecting to take his medication as he toured the world...
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Surveillance and LTD Claims – Are Insurers Doing More Surveillance During COVID-19?

Surveillance and LTD Claims – Are Insurers Doing More Surveillance During C...

Surveillance and LTD Claims – Are Insurers Doing More Surveillance During COVID-19? If you’ve made a disability claim it’s important to realize that your insurance company frequently hires private investigators to observe your activities and as well as reviewing your online activity to assess whether you are being truthful with them about your inability to work. This is not new, however, as a result of an increased number of claims arising from the impact of COVID-19, there can be little doubt that insurers will be looking at monitoring your activities to a greater...
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Why is My Employer Giving Me a Deadline? Frustrated Contracts and Disability Claims

Why is My Employer Giving Me a Deadline? Frustrated Contracts and Disabilit...

When you are forced to go off work due to illness or injury, it isn’t a happy time for you or your employer.   For employers having employees off on a disability claim creates a difficult situation where employers may have to scramble to ensure that your work gets done. If your claim is denied for short term or long-term disability benefits, an employer will often put pressure on you to return to the workplace or risk losing your job.  In order to reduce costs and minimize disruption in the workplace, employers may choose to try to end the relationship with...