• Irritable Bowel Syndrome Long Term Disability Claims

Our Disability Insurance Attorneys Discuss Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) Disability Claims

The pain and discomfort caused by irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) make it very difficult for claimants to concentrate on their work. IBS also makes it almost impossible for a person to commit to a daily job schedule due to the frequent need to use the bathroom and the pain experience during IBS attacks. It is common for IBS to coincide with other medical conditions such as anxiety or depression.

Disability companies will often argue that IBS is a mental condition and not a physical condition. They will make this argument so that they can limit benefits to only two years of payments. IBS is also challenged by disability companies, because the cause of IBS is unknown. Our disability insurance attorneys understand how restricting this condition can be, and are here to help you get the insurance benefits you need.

Disability insurance carriers often claim IBS is temporary illness and should not be disabling for extended periods of time. They frequently deny claims without cause, or only allow benefits for limited disability. In order to pursue a successful long-term disability insurance claim, you need the experience Dell & Schaefer can provide on your side.

Not everyone suffering from IBS qualifies for long-term disability benefits; therefore, the medical records of each client must be reviewed to determine the level of restrictions. Our disability insurance attorneys will work with you and your doctors to make sure you have the best medical documentation possible in order to support your claim.

If Your IBS Symptoms Have Become Debilitating, Let Us Help You with Your Claim

Contact Dell & Schaefer today and schedule a free consultation to have one of our attorneys review your case. You can fill out the form on our website or call to speak with us now. We will let you know immediately if we think we can assist you. We are available to help you anywhere in the country.

Some people are able to control their IBS symptoms with proper diet, stress management and prescription medications. However, for many people IBS is a disabling disorder. People who suffer from IBS miss three times as many work days as people who do not have the condition. They may be unable to work, attend social events or even travel short distances.

Check back on this page for updates about IBS and disability insurance. We add new stories and information on relevant lawsuits on a regular basis. We also invite you to review our client testimonials and resolved cases to learn more about how we can assist you.

Resources

There are many valuable sources of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) information available. You can also access resources over the internet such as:

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There are 4 comments

  • Alex, if you have a disability insurance policy you can explore filing a claim for benefits under same.

    Stephen JessupNov 30, 2017  #4

  • I am constantly having to excuse myself due to constantly having to use the restroom. Clients and coworkers get irritated by that and complain to my supervisor. I’ve been diagnosed with in a tears ago. But now at 41 it has gotten worse. What can I do?

    AlexNov 29, 2017  #3

  • Tony,

    Please feel free to contact our office to discuss how we may be able to assist you in applying for disability insurance benefits.

    Stephen JessupJan 28, 2014  #2

  • I have IBS for 5 years, they’re just finding that out. They given me misdiagnosis disfunction with my large intestine ,I got sicker and felt worse until eventually I can not be ignored. Can you help me with my SSI claim or disability claim?

    My Name Is TonyJan 27, 2014  #1

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Since we represent disability insurance claimants at different stages of a disability insurance claim we offer a variety of different fee options. We understand that claimants living on disability insurance benefits have a limited source of income; therefore we always try to work with the claimant to make our attorney fees as affordable as possible.

The three available fee options are a contingency fee agreement (no attorney fee or cost unless we make a recovery), hourly fee or fixed flat rate.

In every case we provide each client with a written fee agreement detailing the terms and conditions. We always offer a free initial phone consultation and we appreciate the opportunity to work with you in obtaining payment of your disability insurance benefits.

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No. For purposes of efficiency and to reduce expenses for our clients we have found that 99% of our clients prefer to communicate via telephone, e-mail, fax, GoToMeeting.com sessions, or Skype. If you prefer an initial in-person meeting please let us know. A disability company will never require you to come to their office and similarly we are set up so that we handle your entire claim without the need for you to come to our office.

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Reviews

Bruce R. (Arizona)

Steve Dell has done an exceptional job with my disability application process. The firm is extremely well managed. They have acquired an incredible amount of experience over many years. I recommend them for disability insurance claims without reservation. 

Don (Florida)

I called this firm a few months ago completely disparaged due to a company cutting off disability benefits at a time that nearly caused me to lose everything.

Attorney Alex Palmera and Danielle worked hard to reach an amicable settlement and my case was settled a few months later. This is a good firm and the specific expertise in disability claims saved me countless hours of hassle at a time when an already fragile state existed.

Thank you Mr. Palamara and Danielle.

Sandra B. (Arkansas)

I have nothing but good things to say about how my buyout was handled with my disability claim. The level of professionalism was amazing. All of my questions and concerns were answered either by Danielle L. or Alex P. in such a timely manner and with such care I would recommend them in a heartbeat to anyone needing to approach their provider with buyout options.

They did a fantastic job communicating between the provider and me, always keeping my best interest at heart and always answering my many many questions. They really did take most of the stress out of this whole situation. I would give them a 10 out of 10 for every step of this crazy journey. Thank you so much for helping me through this.

Brenda R. (New York)

I needed assistance with an appeal for a LTD claim that was initially denied. Stephen understood what needed to happen to win the appeal and he did win the appeal for me.

Michael C. (Virginia)

Greg Dell and his assistant Anneli have been extremely responsive and helpful, not only our initial consultations, but in follow-ups 1 and 2 years later with the insurance company to ensure that they comply with their agreements (which they did), as well as a separate and only slightly-related inquiry about our health insurance. I always hear back from them very quickly, which is rare and greatly appreciated.

Jeff P. (Oklahoma)

After a very long and frustrating ordeal to keep my LTD payments coming I decided to seek assistance from and attorney. After much research and asking those in the legal profession Dell & Schaefer seemed to be the top choice. I reached out and Alex Palamara was the attorney assigned to my case. All I can say is the experience was outstanding. Both Alex and his Paralegal, Danielle Lauria were excellent to work with. They were very kind, concerned, understanding of my frustrations and treated me with the utmost respect. Communication was excellent with regular updates and telling me what I could expect in each stage of the process.

Alex was also very straight forward with what to expect and no pie in the sky promises or expectations were made. In the end we won our case and I believe it was solely due to their experience and knowledge of not only the laws but the insurance companies as a whole. I would highly recommend them and am very grateful for the help they afforded to me.

Chad B. (Illinois)

I originally spoke with 3 other long term disability lawyers about my case before contacting Dell and Schaefer. None of those law firms would take it. They said the chances of me winning was not good. After finding Dell and Schaefer online I spoke with one of the attorneys that has since left. He did take my case but later it was picked up by Rachel Alters. Rachel is amazing and a very intelligent attorney. She not only won my case but also was able to get my back pay for 6 months.

I also cannot say enough about Sonia Nogueira. Sonia was always quick to answer any of my questions. I would usually hear back from her within hours of sending her a email. I do not know where I would be if I hadn’t contacted them. My family and I cannot thank them enough. Don’t let an insurance company tell you they are not responsible for paying you. I paid them for 20 years monthly and they looked for any reason they could not to have to pay me when I needed my benefit. Thank you Rachel and Sonia for all you guys do.

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