Disability Insurance Law Group is the proud sponsor of the Lupus Foundation of America Walk to End Lupus Now. Disability Insurance Law Group sponsored and attended the Walk that took place on April 27, 2019 in Orlando, Florida. Our Team has also sponsored and will attend the May 19, 2019 Walk in Jacksonville, Florida.
Lupus is a long-term autoimmune disease in which an individual’s immune system becomes hyperactive and attacks healthy tissue. Symptoms of lupus include inflammation and swelling and damage to the joints, skin, blood, kidneys, lungs, and heart.
According to the Lupus Foundation, up to 1.5 million people currently live with lupus and there is approximately 16,000 new cases of lupus diagnosed each year. Unfortunately, many people go undiagnosed for a substantial amount of time. Likewise, many lupus patients are wrongfully denied disability insurance benefits because they are unaware of their rights and obligations under their policies and the law.
Due to the complex nature of lupus, the constant cycle of flare ups, and the multitude of symptoms, people sometimes call lupus the “disease of 1,000 faces.” Lupus can be extremely disabling, interfering with an individual’s home, social, and work life. Those who suffer from lupus often do not look physically impaired, but are plagued with constant pain and fatigue. Thus, friends, family members, and even the medical community often do not understand how truly devastating lupus can be on an individual’s functionality.
Likewise, disability insurance companies often target lupus cases and aggressively scrutinize and challenge benefit claims. Because lupus patients often appear healthy, disability insurance companies commonly use clandestine surveillance of lupus patients to create a mispleading picture of their abilities. Further, disability insurance companies typically ignore the fact that lupus patients have good days and bad days and flare ups often make it impossible for lupus patients to engage in any activity with continuity and consistency. Before filing a claim for disability benefits, it is important to understand your rights and obligations under your policy and the law and be aware of the common insurance company delay and denial tactics.
The attorneys at Disability Insurance Law Group represent claimants suffering from lupus at all stages of the disability insurance claims process. If you have questions regarding your policy or your claim for disability insurance benefits, do not hesitate to contact us for a free consultation. www.DiLawGroup.com Your disability insurance company has a team of attorneys representing its rights, shouldn’t you?