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Category: Success Stories

Lyme Disease Impairs A Sales Trader

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“Todd” was a sales trader at a major investment bank. Todd suffered severe cognitive deficits as a result of Lyme Disease. Todd continued to work as long as he could despite the deficits, but was forced to go out on disability when he made several incorrect trades that cost his employer thousands of dollars. The insurance company denied Todd’s claim, asserting that he submitted insufficient objective evidence of disability.

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Back Injury Debilitates a Department Store Manager

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“Leslie” was a manager at a major department store who suffered a crippling back injury, which required her to endure eight painful back operations. Leslie’s insurance company denied her claim in spite of the fact that her job required her to be on her feet most of the day as well as continually bend. This denial was based solely on language in one of her doctor’s treatment notes stating that she was “feeling better.”

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Arthritis Disables An Investment Banker

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“Jason” was a successful investment banker in New York City suffering from Seronegative Arthritis, Spondyloarthritis, Psoriatic Arthritis, Chronic Low Back Pain, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Anemia, Obstructive Sleep Apnea, Tachycardia and Adenoma.  These illnesses caused myalgias and pain throughout Jason’s body, along with tenderness/swelling, fatigue and stiffness of the lower back, shoulder, knees, hands and hips. 

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Chemotherapy Treatment Disables Training Consultant

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Jason was the Head Training Consultant for a number of high-end banks and insurance companies in New York City.  Jason was diagnosed with throat cancer and HIV.  The chemotherapy treatment, in addition to HIV, resulted in severe and debilitating fatigue, neuropathy of the hands and feet, stiffness in his hands and feet and dry mouth making it difficult to talk.

Jason was receiving LTD benefits under his group disability policy he purchased years before through his employer. Unfortunately, his insurer without warning discontinued his benefits, claiming that Jason was not totally disabled and that he could return to work.

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Cancer Complications Devastate Pharmacist

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Laurel worked for a large national mail-delivery pharmacy conglomerate as a pharmacist.  Laurel worked at home filling and reviewing hundreds of thousands of prescription orders.  Two decades earlier, Laurel was diagnosed with muscular cancer of the shoulder and had to have the muscle removed in order to continue arm function.  Unfortunately, complications included chronic pain, frozen shoulder, and neuropathy.  One day, Laurel lost complete use of her shoulder which forced Laurel to stop working all together.

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