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Emerging Treatments for Crohn’s and Colitis

Emerging Treatments for Crohn’s and Colitis

Medical records Crohn’s and Ulcerative Colitis date back to the late 1800s. The exact cause of these conditions are still unknown, however, they have been linked to a combination of environmental factors, immune function and bacterial factors, as well as a patient’s genetic susceptibility to developing the disease. There are approximately 233,000 Canadians living with Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD). Nearly half of them, 104,000, live with ulcerative colitis and 129,000 live with Crohn’s disease. Treatments and drug therapies do not follow a “one size fits all” model...
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Conditions That Are Difficult to Diagnose: Part Two

Share Lawyers understands finding your way to a diagnosis can sometimes be a lengthy, frustrating, and emotionally exhausting venture. When it comes to figuring out the underlying cause of your symptoms, information can be your greatest tool. In addition to our previous post about conditions that are difficult to diagnose which includes: Hyperthyroidism, Lupus, MS, Lyme disease, and Fibromyalgia, this post in the two-part series includes information about additional conditions which are often difficult to diagnose, misdiagnosed, or even missed all together. Celiac disease...
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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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A Roundup of Our Top 3 Blogs About Independent Medical Examinations

A Roundup of Our Top 3 Blogs About Independent Medical Examinations

Have you been asked to undergo a medical examination as part of your disability claim? What should you do? Along with FCEs (Functional Capacity Evaluations) and techniques such as unannounced home visits and covert surveillance, one of the primary investigative tools insurers use when assessing a disability claim, and particularly in high-benefit long-term disability claims, are IMEs or Independent Medical Examinations. We’ve discussed IMEs quite a bit on the Share Lawyers blog, but it’s important for you to know what your rights are when dealing with an insurer who...
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Medical Professional Survey Infographic

Medical Professional Survey Infographic

Share Lawyers commissioned a survey of healthcare professionals and talked to them about the experience of their patients. We found out the most commonly diagnosed conditions in their practice, and about how people feel during their medical consults. The results were surprising. Of all the healthcare professionals we spoke to, 81% thought patients want an experienced lawyer after receiving a serious medical diagnosis, and 51% of healthcare professionals have received inquiries from their patients about legal issues. What these results show us is consistent with what we...