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Osteoarthritis is a degenerative joint disease that commonly affects middle-aged to elderly people. Millions of people across the nation suffer from this painful disease, and some are even prevented from working because of the enduring discomfort and stiffness. The damaging effects of osteoarthritis can be painful and may make daily tasks difficult, sometimes impacting a person’s ability to care for their family or earn a living.
At Dabdoub Law Firm, our long-term disability attorneys understand the difficulties that come with facing a debilitating disease. That’s why we are dedicated to providing our clients with comprehensive legal help in order to fight for their right to disability insurance benefits.
All of our joints have protective cartilage on the ends of our bones. However, individuals suffering from osteoarthritis experience a thinning in this protective cartilage. Usually, osteoarthritis develops slowly and progresses over time, causing pain, discomfort, loss of flexibility, and stiffness. The joints affected might also create a grating sensation, or bone spurs may develop around the joint. Unfortunately, there is no cure for osteoarthritis, though symptoms can sometimes be managed and pain can often be maintained or minimized.
If you or someone you love has osteoarthritis and is unable to work, our firm can help. We understand how debilitating knee, hand, back, and other joint pains can affect your daily activities and could impair your ability to work. Our experienced attorneys can work with you to file a long-term disability claim and help you obtain the protection and benefits you deserve.
Who Suffers From Osteoarthritis?
Anyone can be affected by osteoarthritis, though people middle-aged and older are more at-risk than most. Other factors that might increase a person’s risk of developing osteoarthritis include genetics, bone deformities, obesity, and joint injuries.
Anything that adds stress to the joints, especially over an extended period of time, can lead to the development of osteoarthritis or another degenerative joint disease. For this reason, certain occupations can also cause the development of osteoarthritis or may lead to worsened symptoms. If your job becomes painful and causes a worsening in your osteoarthritis symptoms, we want to help you fight for the long-term disability benefits you need. Insurance companies can be difficult and filing claims can be complex, which is why we are here to help you.
How Might Osteoarthritis Affect Your Work?
Our firm can work with you to obtain the necessary disability benefits. Certain jobs may be more difficult than others for individuals with osteoarthritis, and we can work with you, your doctors, and your insurance company to determine the best course of action for your case.
Physically challenging jobs, such as construction work, factory work, or occupations that include lifting or repetitive use of specific joints can be especially challenging for people with osteoarthritis. The joints most commonly affected by osteoarthritis are the hands, knees, hips, and spine. So, an office worker with osteoarthritis required to type all day could find his or her job extremely taxing and potentially harmful.
If you are suffering from osteoarthritis and your disease is affecting your ability to work, our firm wants to help. Our firm has filed hundreds of claims, appeals, and lawsuits on behalf of our clients, and we are ready to assist you, too. We can help you fight for the long-term disability benefits you deserve, wherever your case may be. We are proud to offer our services nationwide in order to better assist our clients with their immediate disability insurance needs.
Contact Dabdoub Law Firm to discuss your case with our legal team.