The Epstein-Barr Virus, also known as Mono can require a person to seek legal help filing a short or long term disability claim. Learn more from our disability attorneys.
Epstein-Barr virus is a member of the herpes virus family and one of the most common human viruses. Most claims bases primarily on Epstein Barr are short term disability claims. Although many individuals recover after a few months, the Epstein-Barr virus will remain dormant in the body for life. This virus and the secondary infections it can cause may make it difficult for individuals to continue working while experiencing symptoms. Because the Epstein-Barr virus is viewed by medical professionals as only a temporary inconvenience, disability insurance providers will often deny individuals the benefits they need. In most claims with Epstein-Barr Virus, there are usually other associated medical conditions which limits a claimants ability to work.
Our disability insurance attorneys understand the struggles you are facing with your Epstein-Barr symptoms, and know that it is unfair that you have to continue fighting to prove your inability to work. Contact us if you would like to appeal your individual or group policy claim, as well as if you need assistance applying for disability benefits.
What is the Epstein-Barr Virus?
In the United States, roughly 95 percent of all adults have been exposed to the Epstein-Barr virus. This virus is known to cause serious infections such as infectious mononucleosis (mono). Teenagers and young adults can catch mono by kissing or having other intimate contact with someone infected with the Epstein-Barr virus. This is why mono is commonly called the “kissing disease.”
Individuals with an acute mono infection can suffer from a range of symptoms, including:
- Sore throat
- Swollen lymph nodes
- Enlarged spleen and/or liver
- Swelling around the eyes
- Skin rashes
People may also experience serious complications as a result of the Epstein-Barr virus, such as:
- Nerve damage
- Behavioral abnormalities
- Blockages of the airways caused by swollen lymph nodes
The infection usually begins with a general feeling of illness, similar to the common cold. In addition to these beginning symptoms, most individuals suffering from an acute mono infection will experience a feeling of extreme fatigue that can last several days to a week. Fatigue is usually most pronounced during the first two to three weeks, but can last six weeks or longer. This extreme exhaustion as well as the other symptoms and complications can make keeping your employment very difficult.
Currently, there is no known cure for the Epstein-Barr virus, nor is there any method for protecting against a mono infection. If you are struggling with these serious symptoms after a mono infection and are unable to work, contact our disability insurance lawyers today for a free consultation and review of your disability claim.
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