Breast Cancer Disability Claims
Nationwide Source for Disability Claim Management
Each year, more than 250,000 women and 2,500 men will be diagnosed with new cases of invasive breast cancer. Treatments used to reduce or eliminate breast cancer can be fatiguing, exhausting, and lead to significant debilitations and disabilities. Breast cancer itself can also lead to similar problems if the disease is malignant and worsens over time.
If you have been diagnosed with breast cancer, then you may be able to seek financial benefits through a long-term disability insurance claim, especially if you can show your work capabilities have been diminished due to your cancer. To ensure your claim is created appropriately and filed correctly, work with Dabdoub Law Firm and our long-term disability lawyers. We have extensive history taking cases against all major insurance companies and finding success for our clients.
Services our nationwide representation can offer include:
- Drafting and filing your claim
- Monitoring your claim and responding to inquiries
- Appealing denied disability insurance claims
- Representing you in court if your claim requires litigation
- Negotiating a fair settlement
We want to help you find comfort through disability insurance benefits. Call our law firm today at (800) 969-0488.
Disabilities Caused by Breast Cancer
Insurance companies have the right to request evidence of your disability caused by breast cancer, whether your disability insurance policy is granted through employment or a privately-purchased plan. Breast cancer does not manifest many symptoms that can be easily noted and recorded. Your medical provider’s own notes and diagnoses may be the most convincing evidence you have to provide to your disability insurance provider when filing your claim.
Symptoms of breast cancer that may be noteworthy in your claim are:
- Difficulty eating or digesting
As aforementioned, sometimes the greatest struggles for someone living with breast cancer are the treatments used to combat it. Radiation therapy, hormonal therapy, and chemotherapy have all proven useful to defeat cancer cells and prevent breast cancer from spreading. However, each treatment has extensive side effects that often mimic the symptoms and medical conditions of the cancer itself. If you cannot show that your breast cancer is causing you difficulty at work, then you may be able to show that your cancer treatments are problematic instead. Once again, medical records should show clearly your past and future treatments.
Long-Term Disability Benefits for Breast Cancer Patients
Breast cancer, like all forms of cancer, does not have a cure. There are only treatments to slow down cancerous growth. However, a disease’s permanence does not directly translate to lifelong disability benefits.
Your employer can opt to provide “own occupation” disability benefits when you first file your long-term disability claim. Such benefits state you cannot complete your typical job duties due to a physical or mental debilitation, which may provide benefits that last up to two years. Turning “own occupation” disability benefits into long-term disability benefits requires you to prove your disability prevents you from keeping gainful employment in any occupation after your 24-month benefits expire.
Let Dabdoub Law Firm Manage Your Case
From the Pacific to the Atlantic, Dabdoub Law Firm and our disability and ERISA claim lawyers have been helping people living with chronic diseases like breast cancer seek disability benefits to make ends meet. It gives us great pride to be the legal team that guides people to more comfortable tomorrows thanks to successful case results, even when a large disability insurance company stands in the way. We are capable of representing you in both trial courts and federal courts of appeal, if need be.
Please do not hesitate to contact us for help with your own case or claim.