By now, you may have heard about people experiencing symptoms of Long Covid, or you may have even experienced them yourself.
Unfortunately, even a mild infection of Coronavirus can cause Long Covid. About 10% to 30% of Coronavirus patients experience Long Covid after recovering from the initial infection.
With such a high portion of the population experiencing Long Covid, it is reasonable to consider whether the ailment is permanent or will subside over time.
It Is Unclear Whether Long Covid is Permanent, But Certain Symptoms May Be
Since Long Covid is such a new ailment, it is unclear whether it is permanent, but most of the data suggest it shouldn’t be lifelong. However, some experts say that a rough case of Covid can cause scarring and other permanent damage to the lungs.
Similarly, even mild cases of Covid can leave you with persistent shortness of breath and easily getting winded after just light physical exertion.
Details About Long Covid
It may be possible for your lungs to recover after a Covid infection, but you must be patient, as it will likely take a while. Studies show that it can take several months for your lung function to return to pre-Covid levels.
You may be able to help speed up the recovery process through the use of breathing exercises and respiratory therapy.
Disability Benefits for Long Covid
You may qualify for disability insurance benefits due to Long Covid if you are no longer capable of working. Our firm has successfully represented clients in disability insurance claims by utilizing treating doctors and, in some cases, independent testing and reports such as CPET testing and neuropsychological evaluations.
Lawyers Specializing in Disability Insurance Claims
Because disability insurance law is complicated, it is important to get legal help from a lawyer who focuses on disability law.
As a law firm built to focus on disability insurance, our lawyers specialize in disability insurance. We spend every day working to get our clients' long-term disability benefits approved.
Because federal law applies to most disability insurance claims, we do not have to be located in your state to help.
If your claim for long-term disability benefits was denied or being delayed by an insurance company, call us to speak with a disability insurance attorney.
We represent clients across the U.S. 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.