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Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) and Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) Impacts Canadians at High Rates

Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) and Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) Impacts...

Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) can be difficult to talk about. Many people with IBS are unlikely to advertise their status, and the silence can mask the prevalence of the condition. That’s why it’s helpful to have statistics. In truth, Canada has one of the highest rates of IBS in the world, affecting 18% of the national population (the global rate is closer to 11%). That puts a significant strain on the Canadian healthcare system. It can take up to four years to make a positive IBS diagnosis, and those tests are expensive. The annual medical bill for an IBS patient is,...
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The Unpredictable Symptoms of Crohn’s Disease Leads to a Claim Denial

The Unpredictable Symptoms of Crohn’s Disease Leads to a Claim Denial

For Everett, stomach pain was nothing new. He was first diagnosed with Crohn’s disease when he was 14. By the time he was 39, he had been through several surgeries and countless doctor’s appointments. He felt like he had spent half of his life in a waiting room or a recovery bed but for the most part, he was able to manage well enough to go about his business as a Fund Manager with a firm downtown. Unfortunately, some days were worse than others. When his symptoms flared, the pain could be debilitating, and the diarrhea only added to his embarrassment. He often called in...
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Top 8 Reasons LTD Claims Are Denied

Top 8 Reasons LTD Claims Are Denied

Incomplete or late LTD Applications: Your claim may be denied if your forms are not completed properly or sent in within the insurance company deadlines. Pre-Existing Medical Conditions: If you have only had your group benefits for a brief period of time and had a medical condition in the past, the claim will be reviewed to determine whether the claim can be denied based on the pre-existing exclusion clause in your group policy. Negligent or Fraudulent Misrepresentation: If you have a private or individual LTD policy, the rules regarding pre-existing medical conditions...
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[VIDEO] What Should I Expect From My Free Consultation?

[VIDEO] What Should I Expect From My Free Consultation?

https://www.sharelawyers.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/Janice-1.mp4 We often get many questions about our free consultations. Predominantly, potential clients want to know the details of what happens at a consultation, and what’s involved in the process. So we’re going to shed some light on just what goes on behind those doors. The primary function of our free consultations is, ultimately, to provide potential clients with a sense of relief. “It’s amazing to me how often I hear from clients who meet with me on an initial consultation and, at the end of the meeting,...
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Supporting Mental Health: Toronto Resources

Supporting Mental Health: Toronto Resources

Supporting Mental Health Resources If you or a loved one is struggling with mental health concerns, it can be difficult to know where to turn. However, there are many invaluable resources at our disposal. Below, we have compiled a list of organizations that you can turn to in crisis, as well as places to go if you would like to volunteer in supporting others. The Canadian Mental Health Association is a great starting point for finding services, workshops and events. Whether you are looking for in-person, phone, text, or online support, there are tools available for a...
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Tax Tips for Transplant Recipients: Neha’s Story

Tax Tips for Transplant Recipients: Neha’s Story

Neha received a kidney transplant three years after being diagnosed with Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD). After the surgery went smoothly and her health improved, she felt both thrilled and relieved. She had been in ill health for so long that she was eager to start living her life to the fullest. However, getting back into the swing of things came with its own set of difficulties. Neha was struggling financially. Having limited income in recent months and years meant that she had dipped into her retirement savings. Her health was her priority, and she knew that the...