How to Prove Fibromyalgia in Your Long-Term Disability Case
Fibromyalgia and Long-Term Disability
Although fibromyalgia is a covered condition under long-term disability, these cases are tough to prove. One of the challenges in fibromyalgia disability cases is that this condition is difficult for doctors to diagnose. Here’s what you need to know to increase your chances of a favorable decision.
Keep Good Medical Documentation
One of the problems with medical documentation in fibromyalgia disability cases is that there are no diagnostics tests available such as MRIs or CT scans. Without diagnostic testing, there isn’t a way to provide clear evidence of the condition. Doctors often make a diagnosis of fibromyalgia by ruling out other conditions that may have similar symptoms.
Your Doctor’s Opinion
Insurance companies will often deny fibromyalgia claims, despite your doctor’s support. When your doctor makes a diagnosis of fibromyalgia, it’s vital to have proper medical documentation that shows how the doctor came to a conclusion and the other supporting medical evidence. Submitting the following, with your disability claim, could increase your chances of receiving the benefits you deserve:
- Lab work
- Statements and doctors’ opinions
- Medical records
- Letters from friends and family about your condition
Why You Need a Long-Term Disability Attorney
Attempting to fight the insurance companies on your own can be detrimental to your case. Since fibromyalgia cases have many obstacles, enlisting the help of a disability attorney who is experienced with fibromyalgia cases is paramount in receiving the benefits you deserve.
Disability Insurance Companies Have Lawyers. Shouldn’t You?
Because this law firm was created to focus on disability insurance, we have developed an expertise in this complex area of the law.
Our expertise in long-term disability claims means our clients have the backing of a law firm that has attorneys who:
- Are experts in disability claims;
- Fought all major disability insurance companies and know their tactics;
- A track record of success;
- Won major disability lawsuits that created good law; and
- Recovered millions of dollars in disability benefits.
All our lawyers commit every day of their legal career to helping people get disability benefits from UNUM, MetLife, Prudential, Northwestern Mutual, Hartford, CIGNA, and others.
Because federal law applies to most disability insurance claims, we do not have to be located in your state to help. We help clients nationwide.
Call to get experienced disability lawyers on your side with:
- 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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