If your disability insurance carrier has claimed that your Ménière’s disease is not disabling, or you are considering filing a short or long term disability claim, then disability insurance attorneys Dell & Schaefer can assist you. Ménière’s disease is often categorized by insurance companies as a subjective complaint condition and they attempt to deny the claim due to a lack of objective evidence. Just because the cause of Ménière’s disease is unknown does not necessarily mean that the restrictions and limitations it causes are not objective. Our disability lawyers have helped numerous claimants that have been unable to work in any occupation as a result of Ménière’s. It is critical to hire a disability insurance lawyer that understands Ménière’s disease and can provide you with references of actual clients that have received long term disability benefits for the conditions. We have represented claimants with Ménière’s that worked as airline pilots, business owners, and engineers. We always recommend that our clients with Ménière’s receive treatment from an experienced otolaryngologist (aka ENT doctor).
Common Disability Insurance Company Arguments Against Ménière’s Disability Claim
Proper documentation of your symptoms and limitations is essential in order to obtain long-term disability benefits. There are multiple tests that can be performed in order to verify some of the symptoms associated with Ménière’s. The challenge with this condition is that the symptoms are not constant in most cases and some claimants can go weeks or months without an episode. Disability companied will obtain video surveillance of a claimant on a good day and then claim the claimant can return to work. This is an unethical argument as anyone that understands Ménière’s knows that there are good days and bad days. The bad days are horrible and during flare up the bad days can turn into weeks where the person cannot get out of bed. It is very difficult for a person with Ménière’s to commit to a regular work schedule; especially when attacks are unpredictable. Our lawyers understand this horrible disease and as such we know what it takes to properly document and obtain the medical support necessary to give you the best chance to collect disability benefits. Unfortunately most of the inexperienced insurance company claims representatives have never heard of Ménière’s disease and therefore don’t know what to do. We protect your interest and do everything possible to get your claim paid.
Our Disability Lawyers Understand Ménière’s Disease?
Ménière’s is a disorder of the inner ear that causes abnormal sensory perceptions:
- Sensation of a spinning motion (vertigo)
- Hearing loss usually in one ear
- Fullness or pressure in the same ear
- Loss of balance and ringing in the same ear (tinnitus)
Unpredictable attacks of vertigo can lead to severe nausea, vomiting and sweating. This is often one of the most debilitating effects of Ménière’s disease. People who experience this are often forced to lie down until the episode passes, sometimes for several hours or days at a time. These spells can occur daily in some patients.
Some attacks start with tinnitus (ear noises), a loss of hearing, or a full feeling or pressure in the affected ear. A combination of vertigo, tinnitus and hearing loss lasting several hours is typical. These symptoms are experienced at varying frequencies, durations and intensities. A person’s hearing tends to recover between attacks but over time becomes worse.
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