Managing IBD & Denied Disability Benefits

Geoff, 41, was diagnosed with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) when he was 24. Although he was able to manage his illness with diet and medication for most of his adult life, his symptoms had gotten much worse over the last two years. Lately, Geoff has been suffering from severe abdominal pain, diarrhea, bloating, and fatigue, making him unable to work.

When Geoff applied for long term disability benefits, his insurance company denied his claim. They insisted that because he had lived with IBD for many years, his symptoms could not have been debilitating. They said there was no reason that he should need long term disability benefits because he had been able to work at his job for the last 14 years.

Sick, exhausted, and worried, Geoff felt like he had nowhere to turn. He contacted Share Lawyers after researching long term disability lawyers and disability law firms and being impressed by their 35+ years of experience and wonderful client testimonials. Geoff was pleased with the way that Share Lawyers offered a free consultation so he could determine if he had a case.

The long term disability lawyers at Share Lawyers helped Geoff through the disability claim process. They supported him through every step, from gathering the necessary medical information from his doctor and getting his employer to comply with the insurance company's requirements. With Share Lawyers on his side, Geoff no longer feels hopeless.

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Inflammatory bowel disease, ulcerative colitis, and crohn’s disease can be debilitating illnesses, but as medical science makes improvements in treatment, more and more insurance companies are denying claims for long term disability.

We have extensive experience in handling cases involving individuals who have been diagnosed with IBD. We understand the patience and compassion that is needed to handle such a case, together with the need for sound legal advice. When you are suffering from these symptoms you are not at your best and need the steady compassionate advice of experienced lawyers to assist you in navigating your way to fair and equitable resolution of your claim.

Applying for long term disability benefits and being denied can be a heartbreaking process for those struggling with IBD. If your insurance company has denied your long term disability benefits, Share Lawyers is here to help.

If you have had your claim for long term disability denied, contact the long term disability insurance lawyers at Share Lawyers. Our experienced team of long-term disability (LTD) lawyers can help.

We have recently settled cases against Canada Life, Desjardins, Manulife, RBC Insurance, Sun Life, and many more. We offer free consultations and there are no fees unless we win your case. Find out if you have a disability case.

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