If you suffer from Fibromyalgia and are about to make, or have made a claim for long term disability benefits, you understand how difficult it can be to get benefits approved for this condition.
For many years, most physicians did not even recognize Fibromyalgia as a real physiological condition. Instead, many believed those complaining of its symptoms were hypochondriacs. Today, many physicians now recognize that Fibromyalgia is a physiological condition and that its sufferers are not “making up” their illness or its debilitating symptoms.
Unfortunately, many insurance companies have not caught up with the medical community. This condition is often categorized by insurers as a so-called self-reported condition, and many policies limit the benefits for self-reported conditions to a lifetime benefit of 24 months. Obtaining evidence of the condition is difficult, though extremely important to making a successful claim for benefits.
Fortunately, a recent study has shown that there may be a biological basis for Fibromyalgia. In a study Integrated Tissue Dynamics, LLC, scientists discovered a “unique peripheral neurovascular pathology consistently present in the skin of female fibromyalgia patients.” For more information on the study, see http://psychcentral.com/news/2013/06/19/skin-abnormality-may-prove-biological-basis-for-fibromyalgia/56233.html.
This finding of tissue pathology directly linked to Fibromyalgia may, according to doctors, help provide patients with better relief from medications. In addition, it helps to disprove the myth that Fibromyalgia is not a real condition which can go a long way in helping to prove disability from Fibromyalgia in order to make a successful claim for disability benefits.
If you have been diagnosed with Fibromyalgia, and the symptoms and side effects of the medications to treat it become disabling, contact Kantor & Kantor for a no-cost consultation.
We understand and we can help.
www.kantorlaw.net (800) 446-7529