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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: Success Stories

Rheumatoid Arthritis Ravages Television Producer

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“Danielle” was a producer at a television station.  As a producer, Danielle was required to fly around the world at a moment’s notice and had to meet impossible deadlines. Unfortunately, she had been suffering from rheumatoid arthritis for many years.  Eventually, the pain and fatigue took its toll and Danielle could no longer handle the rigors of the job.

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Migraine Headaches Impair  Wall Street Trader

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“Dan” was a very successful trader at a major brokerage firm. The job required long hours entertaining clients at night and was very stressful. Dan began to have daily migraine headaches, with both sensitivity to light and sound (photophobia and phonophobia). When he should have been at the trading desk, Dan was forced to escape to a private office and take long naps; he just could not keep up with the requirements of the job. Dan applied for benefits on his own, which were granted.

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Multiple Sclerosis Incapacitates District Sales Manager

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“Alison” was the District Sales Manager for a major insurance company. Unfortunately, she had been struggling with Multiple Sclerosis for many years.  After working for almost 30 years for this company and achieving significant professional success, she was denied long term disability benefits under both a group policy and an individual policy issued by her employer.

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HIV Ravages a Senior Chemist

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“David” was a senior chemist at a chemical company. David suffered from HIV and the side effects of his medications including diarrhea, fatigue and cognitive problems. Despite the support of his treating physician, the insurance company denied his claim on the ground that there was no “objective” proof that he was disabled from his “sedentary” occupation. The insurance company also asserted that David “only” had HIV and not AIDS.

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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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