Why Fibromyalgia and CFS Disability Cases are Harder to Prove

How to Recieve Long-Term Disability for Fibromyalgia and CFS

Those who have fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) often experience debilitating effects. Having to deal with chronic pain can make everyday tasks challenging, and those seeking disability benefits for fibromyalgia and CFS may come across some roadblocks. Here’s why these cases are difficult to prove.

Can You Prove Fibromyalgia and CFS?

The short answer is, yes. While there are ways to prove fibromyalgia and CFS, you may encounter a few obstacles. The main reason why these cases get denied is that there are no diagnostic tests such as MRIs and CT scans that can provide clear evidence of either disease. Typically, a diagnosis is made by ruling out other conditions that may have the same signs and symptoms as fibromyalgia and CFS.

The Symptoms of Fibromyalgia and CFS

People with fibromyalgia often complain of pain-related symptoms, while those with CFS experience more fatigue. Fibromyalgia and CFS have the following symptoms in common:

  • Trouble sleeping
  • Headaches
  • Loss of concentration
  • “Foggy” memory
  • Dizziness
  • Bloating
  • Diarrhea and/or constipation
  • Anxiety
  • Depression

Why It’s Critical to Hire a Long-Term Disability Attorney

A diagnosis of fibromyalgia and CFS can be a complicated one. It’s usually diagnosed by a doctor’s opinion after ruling out other causes of the symptoms, as mentioned above. Insurance companies often give push-back on cases such as these without diagnostic evidence, and the likelihood of a denied claim can be high. Having an experienced disability lawyer on your side can increase your chances of receiving the benefits you deserve.

Our Lawyers Specialize in Disability Insurance Claims

Because our law firm has always focused only on disability insurance, our lawyers are experts in legal representation for disability insurance benefits.

That means our disability lawyers have:

  1. Won several major disability lawsuits that help make better law for disability claimants;
  2. Experience fighting every major insurance company, such as UNUM, Hartford, MetLife, CIGNA, Prudential, and more.
  3. Successfully represented hundreds of clients and won millions of dollars in disability benefits.

Because federal law applies to most disability insurance claims, we can help clients across the country.

Disability insurance companies have lawyers. You should too. Call Dabdoub Law Firm to get experienced disability lawyers on your side.

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  • Submitting a disability insurance claim;
  • Appealing a long-term disability denial;
  • Negotiating a lump-sum settlement; or
  • Filing a lawsuit against your disability insurance company.

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