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What You Need To Know About A.L.S. And Your Claim For Long Term Disability Benefits

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You may have purchased a long term disability policy through your employer, or on your own, to provide you and your family peace of mind if you became disabled. Unfortunately, long term disability carriers don=t always make it easy for those with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) to get the disability benefits they deserve. ALS has gotten a lot of news lately because of the ALS ice bucket challenge. Recent Epidemiological Studies About A.L.S. Many Americans connect ALS with athletes and sports because Lou Gehrig, the great Yankees first baseman, died of ALS. A recent epidemiological study revealed that physical activity, work, sports or...

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Ovarian Cancer And Your Rights To Long Term Disability Benefits

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More than 20,000 women in the United States are diagnosed with ovarian cancer each year and over 15,000 women die annually from the disease. If diagnosed and treated early when cancer is confined to the ovary, the five-year survival rate is over 90 percent. Ovarian cancer is a disease in which malignant or cancerous cells develop in your ovaries. There are many types of cancers and tumors that can form in the ovaries. Some are benign, or non cancerous, which can be treated surgically. Unfortunately, others are malignant or cancerous and the treatment options and outcome would depend on the type...

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Dementia And Your Rights To Social Security Disability Benefits

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Dementia is a broad term used to describe different brain disorders that can affect memory, thinking, behavior and emotion. One of the most common causes of dementia is Alzheimer’s disease but there are other causes including vascular disease, dementia with Lewy bodies and fronto-temporal dementia. Early symptoms of dementia can include memory loss, difficulty performing familiar tasks, problems with language and changes in personality. Your Rights to Social Security Disability Benefits and Dementia The Social Security Administration doesn’t always make it easy for those with Dementia to get the Social Security Disability benefits they deserve. It’s important that your medical records document the memory...

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Stomach Cancer And Your Rights To Long Term Disability Benefits

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Did you know that stomach cancer is the 4th most common cancer worldwide and the 2nd leading causes of cancer deaths in the world? More than 10,000 American suffer from stomach cancer and 1 in every 114 men and women are at risk of this deadly disease! However, if you are diagnosed with stomach cancer, you should immediately apply for long term disability benefits. Stomach cancer signs and symptoms Early stage stomach cancer rarely causes symptoms and, as a result, detection is difficult. However, signs and symptoms of stomach cancer can include: 1. Indigestion, heartburn or ulcer-type symptoms; 2. Difficulty swallowing; 3. Abdominal pain or vague discomfort...

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Long Term Disability Claims For Leukemia

Leukemia is a form of cancer of the bone marrow that can cause fatigue, weakness and bone pain. If you have a long term disability policy through your employer or you purchased one on your own, you may be entitled to long term disability benefits if your physician has told you that you are unable to work. Acute Leukemia There are over 10,000 cases of acute leukemia (acute myelocytic leukemia or AML) diagnosed yearly in the United States. One third of the patients have a mutation of the FLT3 gene which produces abnormal enzymes that drive the production of leukemic cells. Experimental...

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New Fibromyalgia Diagnostic Blood Tests for Social Security Disability Benefits

Over the last fifteen years people with Fibromyalgia have been told that Fibromyalgia  isn't real that it’s all in their head, and that they can simply go back to work. It takes an average of three to five years, according to the Journal of Managed Care Pharmacy for someone with Fibromyalgia to get an accurate diagnosis. Unfortunately, there are still many doctors who remain skeptical that Fibromyalgia exists. Even the Social Security Disability Administration can make it difficult for those with Fibromyalgia to get the Social Security Disability Benefits they deserve. New Fibromyalgia Blood Test Fibromyalgia has, in the past, been thought to be a...

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Lupus and Your Rights to Long Term Disability Benefits

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May is Lupus awareness month! In celebration of this event, Lupus Disability Attorney Nancy Cavey wants to call attention to how those with Lupus can get the Long Term Disability benefits they deserve. Understanding Lupus It’s not easy to understand a disease that has varied symptoms. Long Term Disability carriers simply do not understand Lupus. Lupus is an autoimmune disease that causes inflammation and tissue damage to the body. It can cause a mild skin rash, achy joints, or affect organs inside your body. Lupus is unpredictable and can appear and disappear and even change. Treatment of Lupus Most people with Lupus are treated by a...

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New Therapeutic Treatment and Multiple Sclerosis

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Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is a potentially debilitating disease that causes inflammatory damage around the axons of the brain and spinal cord. This damage to the myelin sheath called the “demyelination” can cause loss of sensitivity, tingling, pins and needles, numbness, muscle weakness, spasm, difficulty moving with coordination, balance, speech and digestive problems. For the last 20 years Beta Interferons have been prescribed for patients with multiple sclerosis. Unfortunately, a study at the University of British Columbia indicates that Beta Interferons may actually have no measurable impact on the progression of the disease. As a result, new therapeutic measures are being explored....

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Peripheral Artery Disease and Your Rights to Social Security Disability Benefits

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Do you have muscle cramping in your legs with physical activity? Experience numb, cold or weak legs? Slow to heal foot sores? You may be suffering from Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD) which occurs when plaque builds up on the walls of your arteries that supplies blood to your legs. If you have diabetes, smoke, have high blood pressure, are 50 or over or are African American, you are at a higher risk for Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD). If your doctor has told you to stop working as a result of PAD, you may be entitled to Social Security Disability benefits. Social Security Disability...

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What Medical Evidence Will Help Your Fibromyalgia Claims So that You get the Social Security Disability Benefits that You Deserve

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The Social Security Administration has just issued a ruling for the evaluation of fibromyalgia (SSR 12-2p). Fibromyalgia is a medically determinable impairment which will be recognized by the Social Security Administration if diagnosed by a licensed physician who uses the American College of Rheumatology Criteria for the classification of fibromyalgia. Additionally, the Social Security Administration will also consider medical evidence pursuant to SSR 06-3p. The Social Security Administration will look at your medical records and will take a longitudinal view of your treatment notes and your symptoms. That’s one of the reasons why it’s important to give an accurate description to...

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