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Cystic Fibrosis Resources

Cystic Fibrosis Resources

Cystic Fibrosis (CF) is a genetic disease that can be fatal affecting the digestive system and the lungs. At present there is no cure. There is an estimated one in every 3,600 children born in Canada with CF and more than 4,100 Canadian children, adolescents, and adults with cystic fibrosis attend CF clinics. CF occurs when a child inherits two defective copies of the gene responsible for cystic fibrosis- one from each parent. Approximately 1 in 25 Canadians carry a one of these defective gene copies and do not have CF or any of the related symptoms. What Are Its...
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Knowing You’ve Found The Right Place – Share Lawyers Helps Client With Cystic Fibrosis

Knowing You’ve Found The Right Place – Share Lawyers Helps Client Wit...

When your disability insurance is denied because of an injury or illness, it can leave you feeling angry, confused, and even defeated. Trying to get the help you need can be a daily struggle for many. Searching for the right legal representation can be a challenge if you’re not familiar with the legal process or how to go about finding a legal team that will work for you, it can be part of what can seem like an altogether overwhelming process. This is how Jagadev felt when he was denied long-term benefits because he was finding managing the symptoms of his cystic fibrosis...
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LTD and Pre-Existing Exclusions

LTD and Pre-Existing Exclusions

In a past blog, we discussed how some LTD claims are denied based on the pre-existing exclusion clause.  We are revisiting the subject because the trend in Canadian society is towards greater movement of the labour force from one job to another, and so it is important to understand the implications of whether such a clause may impact your potential entitlement to disability benefits at some point. If the exclusion clause applies, you will not be entitled to receive any disability benefits.   This blog will focus on answering some frequently asked questions that we...
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Physical and Emotional Symptoms of PTSD

Physical and Emotional Symptoms of PTSD

Surrounding the diagnosis of PTSD is the common misconception of who it can affect based on the circumstances that can cause it. PTSD is a disorder that came from the symptoms previously known as “shell-shock”. It was commonly related to war veterans or others affected by similar atrocities. Upon returning to life after the war, many men (and women) had showed unnerving symptoms. We have had many clients who suffer from PTSD, which is now recognized as being able to affect anyone who experiences or witnesses a traumatic, often life-threatening event. PTSD can have both...
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The Facts on Medical Marijuana and the Law

The Facts on Medical Marijuana and the Law

Medical Marijuana Facts More than 20 US states have already legalized medical marijuana and the government of Canada is currently working towards introducing a bill to legalize medical marijuana by spring 2017. These are being driven by the growing recognition of marijuana’s health benefits globally. Among the many cannabinoids contained in marijuana, THC and CBD are the two that have drawn medical interests. THC increases appetite as well as reduces nausea and most FDA-approved, THC-based medications are used to that effect. Further research is being conducted into THC’s...
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Ask A Lawyer: Medical Marijuana and Your Rights

Ask A Lawyer: Medical Marijuana and Your Rights

Medical Marijuana and Your Rights ASK A LAWYER Q: My doctor prescribed me medical marijuana drops for my arthritis pain, but the insurance company says that I am not seeking treatment, so they do not have to pay me.  What can I do? A: If conventional medicine suggests that no further active treatment will help you to overcome your disability, then you do not have to do more than what your own physicians can offer you in that regard. If your doctors feel that there is some medication that you ought to take, and you do not take it, then that could be construed as failure to...