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Welcome!  The Disability Wiki is an internet-based resource that addresses in one place your questions and concerns about disability benefits, disability insurers, your illness, your occupation, and filing a claim, appeal or litigation.  In other words, a "Wikipedia" for disability claims.  If you would like to automatically receive new posts, please subscribe below.

 

 

Category: Jobs - Attorney

Spondylolisthesis Hurts Attorney

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“Barbara” was an ambitious young associate attorney at a major law firm. She had been hampered by a degenerative back and spine condition most of her life but was still driven to complete law school and obtain a job at a prestigious law firm. By the time that she reached her early 30’s, however, Barbara could no longer fight her debilitating pain. She stopped work and applied for disability benefits on her own.

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Depression Incapacitates An Insurance Company Attorney

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 “Kate” was a successful attorney at an insurance company before she became incapacitated by major depression. She applied for and was granted disability benefits. After receiving benefits under her policy for over 10 years, she was informed by the insurance company that her disability was being re-evaluated. As part of the re-evaluation, the insurance company wanted to interview Kate in her home.

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Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Debilitates a Mergers and Acquisitions Attorney

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“Bill” was a successful mergers and acquisitions attorney with a major law firm. Bill suffered from debilitating fatigue and cognitive deficits as a result of chronic fatigue syndrome.

The insurance company denied his claim on the sole ground that Bill stated in his application form that he was “exercising lightly three or four times a week.” The insurer claimed that this was inconsistent with his claim of disability.

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Heart Disease Crushed Corporate Attorney

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“Jeff” was a 60 year old lawyer suffering from a heart condition. He was a partner in a prestigious law firm. When Jeff contacted Riemer & Associates, he was still working but was becoming less and less effective. It had come to the point where he could no longer push himself. In fact, Jeff’s doctor urged him to leave work months earlier.

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Emphysema Disables Corporate Attorney

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Barry, a corporate attorney in suburban Connecticut with emphysema, suffered from disabling symptoms, including shortness of breath, chronic coughing, extreme fatigue, dizziness, lightheadedness and neuropathy.  As his medical condition progressed, it became more and more difficult for Barry to communicate effectively with his clients and perform his job duties. His pulmonologist, seeing that his lung capacity was down to 37%, urged Barry to cease work.  

It was at this point that Barry came to Riemer & Associates.

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