Cirrhosis Disability Claims Attorney
Our Disability Insurance Lawyers Are Here to Help
As the largest solid organ in your body, your liver is crucial for digestion and other bodily functions. When healthy liver tissue is replaced with scar tissue, as in cirrhosis, you may experience several unpleasant symptoms. Depending on their severity, these symptoms can make it difficult or impossible for you to hold gainful employment. If your cirrhosis interrupts your ability to work and you are covered by private or employer-based disability insurance, you may be able to obtain short-term disability (STD) and/or long-term disability (LTD) benefits.
For help with a disability claim, look no further than Dabdoub Law Firm. We have more than 20 years of experience helping clients across the country with their disability claims. Our clients are people in all sorts of occupations living with all sorts of medical conditions, including cirrhosis.
We will work with insurance companies to get you the benefits you deserve, and if they refuse to cooperate, our attorneys are not afraid to file a disability lawsuit on your behalf.
What Are the Symptoms of Cirrhosis?
Cirrhosis means scarring of the liver. Typically, this condition occurs over time and results in permanent damage. Cirrhosis sometimes occurs with conditions like obesity and diabetes (fatty liver disease), but it can also be caused by alcohol abuse and chronic viral infections, such as hepatitis B and C.
No matter the cause, when your healthy liver tissue is replaced with scar tissue, your liver stops working properly.
Cirrhosis can cause the following symptoms:
- Loss of appetite
- Lack of energy (fatigue)
- Easy bruising or bleeding
- Fluid retention
- Severe itching
- Heightened sensitivity to medications
- Blood in the stool
- Kidney failure
- Jaundice (yellowing of the skin or eyes)
- Enlarged veins (varices) in the esophagus and stomach
- Swelling of the ankles, legs, and abdomen
- Confusion, disorientation, personality changes
- High blood pressure in the vein entering the liver
Sometimes, cirrhosis can even lead to liver cancer. Many patients also suffer from total liver failure, and some people need liver transplants to survive.
Unfortunately, liver transplants are not easy to come by, and many patients are forced to live with the symptoms of cirrhosis. Completing regular job duties with these debilitating symptoms may not be possible. If cirrhosis takes away your ability to work, and you have disability insurance, disability benefits can help you make ends meet while you seek treatment – or for the rest of your life.
Attorneys That Specialize in Handling Your Disability Insurance Claims
Dabdoub Law Firm was created with a single purpose in mind: to help people get disability benefits from insurance companies.
With that kind of focus, we have:
- Experience with every major disability insurance company
- A proven track record of success in major long-term disability lawsuits
- Recovered millions of dollars in disability benefits for clients like you
Every day, our disability lawyers work to get insurance companies to approve long-term disability claims and appeal improper terminations and denials of disability benefits.
Because federal law applies to most disability insurance claims, we do not have to be located in your state to help
When you are disabled by an injury or illness, you need the benefits you paid for. With so much at stake, shouldn’t you have expert disability lawyers on your side?