Many people who were infected with COVID continue to exhibit symptoms more than 12 weeks after contracting the virus. These long-standing symptoms are generally referred to as long-haul covid or long covid. The symptoms are wide-ranging and affecting many bodily functions. There is still so much we have to learn about long covid and how to properly treat these long-lasting issues.
Symptoms of long covid include:
- Cognitive dysfunction (memory and concentration issues)
- Chest pain
- Shortness of breath
- Muscle aches
A recent article indicates that ⅔ of people with long covid state it limits their ability to undertake their day-to-day activities. It is also the case that many people experiencing such symptoms have difficulties performing in their occupations.
Those suffering from long covid symptoms may be forced to seek long-term disability benefits once they are no longer able to perform in their occupations. In fact, this law firm receives many phone calls from people who are pursuing disability benefits but are having difficulties with their insurance companies.
Despite your conditions and complaints, your insurance company may deny your benefits claiming there is no objective proof to support your impairments. The insurance company may also question the validity of your long covid diagnosis.
But, just because long covid is a new medical issue and not well understood just yet does not mean that your condition is not real or not disabling. As with most cases, your doctors should support your claim and describe your particular ailments. Also, there is objective testing that can help identify physical/cognitive limitations.
The experienced disability lawyers at Dabdoub Law Firm will be able to help demonstrate that you do meet the definition of disability due to long covid symptoms. We will work with you to gather the medical evidence needed to get your benefits approved.
Lawyers with Expertise in Disability Insurance Claims
This law firm has always focused only on disability insurance law.
Because we specialize in long term disability, our clients get the benefit of:
- Having an attorney who is an expert in long term disability claims;
- Having an attorney who has experience with every major disability insurance company;
- Being backed by a law firm that has a proven track record of winning tough disability lawsuits.
Call Dabdoub Law Firm to get experienced disability lawyers on your side.
We can help 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.
The firm represents clients nationwide with disability claims governed by federal law, even if we are not located in your state.
Call to speak with an experienced disability attorney. Pay no fees or costs unless you get paid.