Most disability insurance companies will challenge a lupus claim for either short or long term disability benefits on the basis that there is no objective evidence to support the restrictions and limitations associated with the disease. In order to combat this argument, it is important for individuals with lupus to appropriately document their daily struggles. Treating with a doctor that truly understands Lupus is essential to recovering benefits. Our disability insurance attorneys recommend individuals maintain a pain and functional limitation diary, as well as consulting with a supportive treating physician who is skilled at appropriately documenting the condition. Our lawyers will provide you and your treating doctor(s) with the information necessary to prove your claim. It is our job to put you in the best position to collect benefits if you are unable to work.
Each person with lupus suffers differently. Since it is an autoimmune disorder, it is suggested that disability claimants avoid any environment that may expose them to infectious people. As a result, individuals with lupus who attempt to continue employment could potentially relapse and be unable to work in any sheltered job environment with reasonable continuity. Our firm helps individuals who have been wrongfully denied their lupus disability claim or need assistance filling out an initial disability application. We handle ERISA appeals, lawsuits and applications for benefits. Let’s discuss how we can assist you.
How the Symptoms of Lupus Can Cause Your Disability
Signs and symptoms associated with the four recognized types of lupus may come on suddenly or develop slowly, be mild or severe and temporary or permanent. Additionally, the signs and symptoms of lupus that an individual experiences will depend on which body systems are being affected by the disease.
Common lupus signs and symptoms may include:
- Weight loss or gain
- “Butterfly-shaped” flushing or rash on the face that effects the cheeks and bridge of the nose
- Skin lesions that negatively respond to sun exposure
- Mouth sores
- Hair loss
- Raynaud’s phenomenon
- Shortness of breath
- Chest pain
- Dry eyes
- Easily bruised
- Memory loss
There are several treatment options that can help individuals with lupus when the signs and symptoms are moderate or mild. When dealing with the fluctuating nature of a disease like lupus, individuals may find it more beneficial to seek the disability benefits they deserve. In a free consultation, our firm can explain your rights and provide answers regarding your eligibility for lupus disability benefits.
Our Experience with Lupus Disability Claims
If you need to apply for lupus disability, we want to assist. Our firm has helped other individuals with lupus secure beneficial results for their disability claim.
– Teacher Suffering from Sjorgen’s Syndrome, Fibromyalgia and Other Conditions Receives Lump-Sum Buyout Following Denial of Long-Term Disability Benefits
From gathering the proper documentation and important testimonies to litigating a denied claim in state or federal court, contact our disability insurance lawyers about your legal options.
You can learn more and access many valuable sources about lupus on the following sites:
- Lupus Foundation of America
- National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke – Information about the Neurological Sequelae of Lupus
Numerous charities are also dedicated to supporting individuals with lupus by spreading awareness and funding beneficial research projects:
The information on the site is updated with any information regarding changes and new lupus disability laws that could possibly affect you. Continue to return to our site for updates.