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What to Consider When Applying for Mental Disability Benefits
  • Published: June 11, 2019

One of the most challenging long-term disability claims are for mental disorders, whether they are cognitive, emotional, psychological, or psychiatric in nature. Mental illnesses are not easy to diagnose, the symptoms can be difficult to assess, and it can be hard to provide measurable proof of the degree of disability. However, that doesn't mean you cannot receive mental disability benefits. It's important to be able to anticipate the potential obstacles facing you. Defining Mental Illness As awareness and understanding of mental illness developed, many insurance companies added the term "mental illness" to their disability policies. However, the definition of mental illness may leave a lot to be desired. Definitions may be unclear or ambiguous or may not apply to specific conditions.…Read More

  • Published: June 9, 2019

While it can be difficult to obtain cognitive impairment disability benefits, it is definitely possible. Here are some tips to help you prepare your disability benefits claim. What Is a Cognitive Impairment? The majority of people who file for disability benefits do so for cognitive impairment-related conditions. Cognitive disabilities include difficulty focusing, inability to multitask, memory loss, and trouble making decisions. Cognitive impairment is caused by brain injury, stroke, a psychiatric condition such as depression, or the side effects of medication. Environmental hazards such as chemicals and pesticides can also cause cognitive impairments. Symptoms of a Cognitive Impairment The severity of cognitive impairment varies from mild periods of forgetfulness to significant impairment that results in an individual being unable to care for him…Read More

Prudential Long-Term Disability Denial
  • Published: June 6, 2019

Prudential is a Fortune 500 company that's made upwards of $41 billion in profits. Like other huge insurance companies, Prudential knows that by denying legitimate claims and giving policyholders the runaround, they can increase their profit margins. If you received a Prudential long-term disability denial, an Ocala LTD attorney at CJ Henry Law Firm, PLLC can help. History of Bad Faith Practices Aside from denying legitimate claims, Prudential's bad faith practices include delaying benefit claim payments and convincing policyholders to settle for less money than they deserve. They count on wearing you down so you won't put up a fight. Don't fall prey to these tactics. A qualified disability attorney can be your advocate when you're too sick to pursue your claim or…Read More

Herniated Disc Disability Benefits
  • Published: June 3, 2019

Back pain is the most common debilitating condition in the United States: Almost half of the American workers experience back or neck pain each year Back pain accounts for over 250,000 days of lost work Workers lose approximately $50 billion a year in wages due to back pain Many insurers limit back claimants from receiving long-term disability benefits. But an experienced Ocala FL disability attorney can fight for you. To learn more about qualifying for herniated disc disability benefits, contact CJ Henry Law Firm, PLLC today. Back Structure and Types of Pain Many people confuse the spine with the spinal cord. The spinal cord is a series of nerves and nerve fibers that sends messages to the brain. It's the biggest nerve…Read More

How Insurance Companies Determine RSD Disability Benefits Eligibility
  • Published: May 28, 2019

Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy Syndrome (RSDS), also referred to as Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS), is a disorder characterized by chronic pain that begins after an injury, stroke, or heart attack. Typically, the pain associated with RSD is worse than the pain from the precipitating injury and may evolve into an RSD disability. Doctors don't know the exact cause of the syndrome, but there are effective treatments available. What Is RSD? RSD involves the body's sympathetic nervous system, which controls our fight or flight responses. Doctors think the cause of the pain comes from mixed signals sent by the nervous system. In essence, the sympathetic system responds or turns on after an injury but doesn't turn off the way it should. It is possible to get RSD without incurring an…Read More

Did You Receive a Lincoln Long-Term Disability Denial?
  • Published: May 27, 2019

It's no surprise that insurance companies want to make as much money as possible for their stockholders. Unfortunately, they often do so at the expense of their policyholders. This practice is all too common, especially among big insurance companies like Lincoln. If you received a Lincoln long-term disability denial, a disability lawyer at CJ Henry Law Firm PLLC can help. How Insurance Companies Use Policyholders to Make More Money Lincoln Financial, also known as Lincoln National Corp., is a multi-billion dollar company. In 2016, their revenues topped $13.8 billion. Yet, Lincoln Financial routinely tries to pad its coffers using a variety of unfair and unethical tactics. Denying legitimate benefits claims to policyholders Attempting to get policyholders to accept less money than their claims…Read More

How to File a Claim for Interstitial Cystitis Disability Benefits
  • Published: May 20, 2019

Chronic pelvic and bladder pain and the disruptive nature of excessive urination could qualify you to receive disability benefits. While frequent urination may not seem to be a plausible reason to receive long-term disability benefits, for a person who needs to urinate 50 or 60 times per day, it's easy to understand how debilitating interstitial cystitis can be. Learn more about interstitial cystitis disability below. Understanding Interstitial Cystitis Interstitial cystitis affects the bladder, which is the organ that stores urine. The bladder is hollow and expands or contracts based on the amount of urine it contains. When the bladder is full, nerves in the brain signal to you that it's time to urinate. The brain then sends a similar message to the bladder…Read More

The Hartford Long-Term Disability Denials
  • Published: May 15, 2019

When you purchase a disability insurance policy in good faith, you expect to receive benefits if the need ever arises. However, many insurance companies don't reciprocate in good faith and try to avoid paying disability benefits. The Hartford Financial Services Group has earned a whopping revenue of over $26 billion dollars in recent years and often adds to that revenue by denying a legitimate individual or ERISA disability claim. If you have received a Hartford long-term disability denial, we can help. Common Long-Term Disability Denial Tactics Employed by The Hartford It is unfortunate that The Hartford is among a group of insurance companies who regularly try to avoid paying benefits using a number of bad faith practices. The following list includes just a…Read More

Filing a Kidney Failure Disability Claim
  • Published: May 13, 2019

Your kidneys play a critical part in keeping your body healthy by filtering out the toxins in your blood. Your kidneys also produce the hormones that make red blood cells, activate vitamin D to develop strong bones and regulate your blood pressure. Chronic kidney disease (CDK) is life-threatening and treatments for CDK are expensive and can last for years or for your lifetime. Long-term disability benefits are often a necessity to offset the cost of treatment, medication, or kidney transplant surgery. Understanding Kidney Disease Unfortunately, there is no cure for chronic kidney disease, and it will eventually lead to end-stage renal disease (ESRD) or kidney failure. Once an individual reaches ESRD, there are only two choices to extend a person's life. The first…Read More

Hepatitis C Disability Benefits
  • Published: May 8, 2019

What Is Hepatitis C? Most people have heard of Hepatitis, but may not know how it affects the body. Hepatitis is inflammation of the liver, usually caused by a virus, and it can have lasting effects on your overall health. While there are several types of Hepatitis, the most common types are A, B, or C. Unlike Hepatitis B and C, there is a vaccine for Hepatitis A which typically prevents chronic illness. Both Hepatitis B and C are caused by a virus, HBV and HCV respectively. Depending on the severity of the infection, Hepatitis B can last a few weeks or become a more serious chronic condition. Hepatitis C can manifest as an acute illness, but most of the time it becomes a chronic…Read More

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