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Traumatic Brain Injuries: 6 Facts to Know When Applying for Disability Benefits (Pt. 3)

October 20, 2014

Concluding our blog series entitled Traumatic Brain Injuries: 6 Facts to Know When Applying for Disability Benefits, below are a few more important facts to be aware of when it comes to seeking disability benefits for TBIs. Additional Facts about Traumatic Brain Injuries & Disability Benefits… Fact 5 – Traumatic brain injury treatments can involve various…

Fibromyalgia: 4 Facts to Know When Applying for Disability Benefits (Pt. 2)

July 31, 2014

Picking up from where we left off in Fibromyalgia: 4 Facts to Know When Applying for Disability Benefits (Pt. 1)¸ here we will continue out discussion regarding fibromyalgia and disability benefits. If you have recently been diagnosed with fibromyalgiaor are living with any serious impairment, don’t hesitate to contact Denver Disability Insurance Lawyer Shawn McDermott for more…

Fibromyalgia: 4 Facts to Know When Applying for Disability Benefits (Pt. 1)

June 15, 2014

Disability benefits are available for a wide range of impairments, injuries and illnesses, with one of these being fibromyalgia. Unlike other impairments, however, fibromyalgia can be extremely difficult to diagnose because: Its symptoms are often generic, meaning that they can be easily (and commonly are) mistaken for symptoms of other conditions (like lupus or hypothyroidism). Its symptoms…

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, Depression and Anxiety Leads to Disability

March 29, 2014

“Ron” called our office when MetLife terminated his long-term disability(LTD) benefits, claiming he was no longer disabled under the group LTD insurance policy provided by his employer.  Because the insurance was provided through work, his claim was governed by the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (“ERISA”).  Ron suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder, depression, and…

Lyme Disease – Successful Appeal of a Denied Long-Term Disability Claim with MetLife

March 20, 2014

Our office was recently successful in obtaining a reinstatement of long-term disability (LTD) insurance benefits reinstated for a woman with Chronic Bacterial Infections.  “Mindy” was diagnosed with Lyme Disease in 2009 and now suffers from Chronic Bacterial Infections.  MetLife originally approved Mindy’s claim for long-term disability benefits in 2009 as it determined she could no longer perform…