Before the onset of her disability, our client, a Boston nurse practitioner, was enjoying a successful career highlighted with significant achievements. Despite her role's inherent demands and pressures, our client demonstrated unwavering commitment and excellence in her position. After the progression of a long-standing myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome diagnosis (“ME/CFS”), she was robbed of her ability to perform her job duties safely. Dabdoub Law Firm stepped in at this vital moment to champion our client in her valid and warranted long-term disability claim (LTD) to Guardian Life Insurance Company. Through persistence and diligence, our firm protected her rights and provided the support needed during this challenging phase of her life.
An Overview of a Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Diagnosis
ME/CFS, affecting up to 2.5 million Americans with an average onset age of 33, remains a medical enigma with its cause yet to be identified. While therapies exist for symptom management, their effectiveness is not fully comprehended, and there's no confirmed cause, specific lab test, or cure for ME/CFS. To streamline diagnosis and care, the Institute of Medicine (IOM) organized an expert committee at the CDC's behest to scrutinize the evidence base for ME/CFS and establish standardized diagnostic criteria.
Experienced Legal Team Verifies Client’s Disability by Providing Evidentiary Support
Our legal team effectively confirmed our client's disability, substantiating her incapacity to work with essential background information and corroborative evidence. An unrelated minor surgery exacerbated our client's ME/CFS symptoms, which included severe fatigue, cognitive difficulties, post-exertional malaise, insomnia, orthostatic intolerance, and noise sensitivity. Recognizing the severity of our client's condition, our team proactively referred the client to Dr. Benjamin Natelson, a renowned expert in ME/CFS. Dr. Natelson, acclaimed for his expertise and impeccable credentials in the field, affirmed that our client could not resume her role due to significant limitations in mobility and exertion, proving her disability and establishing her claim.
Help from a Lawyer with Expertise in Disability Insurance
Dabdoub Law Firm was built to be a disability insurance law firm. That focus means:
- All our lawyers specialize in disability insurance claims.
- We have experience with every major disability insurance company.
- We have won important long-term disability lawsuits.
Our disability lawyers can help you with:
- Submitting a disability insurance claim;
- Appealing a long-term disability denial;
- Negotiating a lump-sum settlement; and/or
- Filing a lawsuit against your disability insurance company.
Hiring an experienced disability attorney is important. Because federal law applies to most disability insurance claims, our lawyers do not have to be in your state.
Call (800) 969-0488 to request your free consultation with an experienced disability attorney. Pay no fees or costs unless you get paid.