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Long Term Disability Benefits and Concerns About Contracting COVID-19

Long Term Disability Benefits and Concerns About Contracting COVID-19

We are starting to see LTD claims being denied by the insurance companies where there is a COVID-19 element to the claim. It is early days when it comes to seeing these claims where COVID-19 becomes an issue, because it takes months for denied claims to trickle down into the legal community. A recent article in The Players’ Tribune, written by WNBA player Elena Delle Donne suggests that LTD insurers will use similar reasoning to deny claims. Ms. Donne, who plays for the WNBA’s Washington Mystics has Lyme Disease and has to take 64 pills a day to be able to function and...
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Celebrities Living with Disabilities: IBS

Celebrities Living with Disabilities: IBS

At Share Lawyers, we think it’s important for you to know you’re not alone. In fact, many celebrities have Long-Term Disabilities or Chronic Illnesses, such as IBS. Click here to read other posts in the series, on celebrities with Skin Cancer, Lyme Disease, Lupus and Diabetes. IBS Symptoms Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a disorder that affects the large intestine (colon). Symptoms include cramping, abdominal pain, mucus in the stool, bloating, gas, diarrhea and constipation. Symptoms can vary widely case by case and can include some or all of the symptoms possible for...
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Keeping Long-Term Disability Cases Moving Amidst COVID-19

Keeping Long-Term Disability Cases Moving Amidst COVID-19

At Share Lawyers, we are keeping up-to-date with the latest news about the Coronavirus (COVID-19) and are working to put plans in place for a range of future difficulties.  COVID-19 And Disability Cases You may be wondering what will happen to your current or future disability case during these uncertain times. We have been making plans to keep our staff working remotely if required, and also exploring alternative ways to conduct meetings with our clients through video conferencing if in-person meetings become difficult.  Rest assured, we are making every...
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What Happens After You Win LTD Benefits?

What Happens After You Win LTD Benefits?

Our clients have so many questions about what they should do when they are denied their long term disability benefits, and we are always happy to help them through this process. But what happens after we secure them the benefits they deserve. The following is an experience from one of our clients with fibromyalgia. ** Barbara’s problems began when she was diagnosed with fibromyalgia at the age of 37. The pain made it difficult to carry out her responsibilities as a software engineer, so she applied for disability benefits as soon as she received the official diagnosis....
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A Day In The Life With Rheumatoid Arthritis

A Day In The Life With Rheumatoid Arthritis

Chronic pain can make even the most rudimentary tasks impossible. It’s also a profoundly isolating experience, whether you live alone or with a family. One of our clients, Rowan*, was kind enough to share what her day-to-day experience was like. A 40-year-old teacher with rheumatoid arthritis (RH), she has a family to take care of; a husband, John, and two young girls. John works full time as well and takes care of the majority of the housework on his own. This is what a typical day in Rowan’s life looks like.  5:30 a.m. My pain always wakes me up. It’s agony. First...
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Justin Bieber Reveals He Has Lyme Disease

Justin Bieber Reveals He Has Lyme Disease

In early January, Justin Bieber announced by way of an Instagram post that he was recently diagnosed with Lyme disease. The news came as a shock to fans as it was revealed he’d been suffering from symptoms of the condition for a long time on top of other highly debilitating conditions such as chronic mono.   In his post, Bieber drew attention to the spread of misinformation based on appearances. “While a lot of people kept saying Justin Bieber looks like [****], on meth etc. they failed to realize I’ve been recently diagnosed with Lyme disease,” he said. “[N]ot only...