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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.

 

 

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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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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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How to Prove a Lawyer is Disabled

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Riemer & Associates has handled the long term disability needs of a broad spectrum of lawyers ranging in practice areas and level of experience (e.g., partners and associates from AM 100 law firms; in-house counsels from major financial institutions).

 

Examples of common disability issues that our firm has handled for our clients include: musculoskeletal injuries to the cervical/lumbar spine and lower extremities precluding the ability to sit for prolonged periods and/or travel; injuries to the upper extremities limiting the use of the computer on a frequent basis; speech deficits limiting the ability to communicate with others effectively; cognitive deficits, fatigue, and systemic pain due to autoimmune diseases limiting the ability to maintain attention/concentration,process information efficiently, or work an 8-hour workday; mental illnesses that limit the ability to interact with others. Consult with our disability lawyers in New York for more on this topic.

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