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Why Every Physician Seeking Disability Benefits Should Have a Disability Attorney

1. You need advice and assistance in completing your claim forms and other insurance company requests. Picking the right date of disability, making sure your disabling condition is covered and is not excluded by a pre-existing condition, determining your pre-disability earnings and accurately completing your application is key to the beginning of a successful claims process. You should never complete anything, answer phone calls, or written requests of the disability insurance carrier unless you have assistance. Each one of these contacts with a disability insurance company is an opportunity to destroy your ...

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Can I Make a Mistake on Your Long Term Disability Claim Even Before I Stop Practicing Orthopedic Medicine?

If you are an orthopedic physician an are having difficulty practicing orthopedic medicine, you should know you can make a huge mistake even before you stop working. Getting the right date of disability is cruicial before you file your orthopedic claim for long term disability benefits. You should immediately get a copy of your long term disability policy and read it. How does your policy define occupation? Some policies, including Northwestern Mutual policies, will define an occupation as the occupation that they were doing “at the time of disability”. There also may be specialty language...

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Why Every Medical Professional Should Have a Disability Claims Consultation Before Filing a Claim for Long Term Disability Benefits

There are many stumbling rocks in the disability process. Before a medical professional considers filing a claim for disability benefits, there is help available. You have a difficult decision to make about whether and when to apply for disability benefits and how to you maintain your practice as you move through the disability process. Disability claims advice should include the following: 1. A professional review of your disability policies, including business overhead policies, a written summary of your benefits and a potential problem errors as you move through the disability claims process. 2. An...

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Your Psychiatric Exams and Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue Claims

Long Term Disability carrier's who may accept the diagnosis of chronic fatigue and Fibromyalgia yet deny a claim on the basis that you are employable. It is not uncommon for Long Term Disability Insurance companies who have an "independent paper review" by a physician who has been hired by the carrier. More often than not this paper review, or even an independent medical evaluation physician who has been hired to evaluate will conclude that you meet the diagnostic requirements requiring fatigue. However, they will opine that despite having the physical and psychiatric limitations ...

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Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue Long Term Disability Claims: Proving Vocational Causation

It is not uncommon for Long Term Disability carriers to acknowledge that a Long Term Disability applicant who suffers from Chronic Fatigue Syndrome or Fibromyalgia is in fact disabled but yet they deny the claim for Long Term disability benefits on the basis that they are still capable of working. Long Term Disability Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigued denied claim lawyer Nancy Cavey, knows it is important to develop the medical evidence that fully explains your physical restrictions and limitations, side effects of medications and difficulty with concentration, pace and duration. One of the keys...

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Learn About Fibromyalgia | Fibromyalgia Disability Claims

Fibromyalgia is a syndrome that describes symptoms that are characterized by complaints of wide spread pain, decreased pain threshold, non-restorative sleep, fatigue, stiffness, mood disturbances, irritable bowel syndrome, and headaches. The American College of Rheumatology established criteria for the classification of Fibromyalgia. There are two criteria, these are: 1. At least a 3 month history of wide spread history on both sides of the body at locations both above and below the waist in the skeletal axis. 2. Pain palpitation for at least 11 of 18 designated tender points, which are found on both side...

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Fibromyalgia and Your Claim for Social Security Disability Benefits

Fibromyalgia affects more than 6 million people in the United States. You may be entitled to Social Security Disability benefits if you suffer from Fibromyalgia. Sharon Barrett, Pinellas and Hillsborough County Fibromyalgia Social Security Disability Benefits claims denied attorney has represented numerous individuals in their Social Security Disability claims for Fibromyalgia. It is important if you are a Fibromyalgia sufferer to not only get the treatment that you deserve but to tell your story so that your symptoms are well documented in your medical records. This will also help you with your Social Security...

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Fibromyalgia and Your Long Term Disability Claim Part 2

Vocational Evidence of Inability to Work There must be a causal relationship between your diagnosis and disability and your inability to work. This is another area where the Long Term Disability carrier will deny fibromyalgia claims. It’s not uncommon for the Long Term Disability carrier to acknowledge that you suffer from chronic fatigue or Fibromyalgia and that you are disabled yet you are still capable of working in some capacity. It’s important to develop the medical evidence that fully explains your physical restrictions and limitations, side effects of medication and difficulty with concentration, pace...

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