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It Takes A Village: The Importance Of Community and Your Disability

It Takes A Village: The Importance Of Community and Your Disability

When living with a disability, illness, chronic pain, or undiagnosed condition, the physical symptoms usually take the spotlight when it comes to you and your care. But what often falls to the wayside is the importance of feeling like you are not alone. When overcoming the physical challenges of your illness or disability, it may be easy to ignore or overlook the emotional and physical tolls that so often coincide with illness. Heather is no stranger to illness in her past. By age 40, she was diagnosed with a degenerative disc disease, but it was manageable. She went to...
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Tips For Finding A Diagnosis

Tips For Finding A Diagnosis

Experiencing symptoms that make it impossible to work or function normally is a pervasive force that negatively impacts your life. When you are unable to get a diagnosis from medical professionals, this can add more stress to your illness. Along with being unable to get the proper treatment you need, it is also a struggle to get approval from your insurance company for the benefits you deserve. Why Is This Happening? Medically unexplained physical symptoms (MUPs) are one of the most common problems in modern medical practice, accounting for somewhere between 15% to  30%...
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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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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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“How Would You Describe Your Share Lawyers Experience In One Word?”

On September 26, 2017, Share Lawyers hosted a client appreciation event at our office on Yonge St. in Toronto. At the event, several clients who have demonstrated a passion for wanting to help others in the Share Lawyers community shared their story on video. With the footage, Share Lawyers has been able to create some videos that showcase their experiences with our company, and also provide advice and guidance to the community at large. Please take a look at one of our videos here! We’re so proud to have represented each of these people. In the coming weeks, you will see...
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Our Top Posts About Bipolar Disorder

Our Top Posts About Bipolar Disorder

Bipolar Disorder is a brain disorder that causes shifts in mood and energy levels. It can hinder one’s ability to carry out daily tasks. Commonly referred to as manic-depressive illness, Bipolar disorder is a mental illness and a lifelong battle. Often considered an invisible illness, which can make it easier for insurance companies to deny claims, we understand how frustrating this can be for those with the illness. At Share Lawyers, we’ve represented clients diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder and helped them to obtain the long-term disability benefits they deserve. Below,...