Fibromyalgia Long Term Disability Claim

Fibromyalgia, which is also known as fibromyositis, is a chronic disorder characterized by widespread musculoskeletal pain, fatigue, and tenderness in localized areas. This makes working difficult. If your long term disability claim was denied, contact the dedicate complex litigation attorneys at The Michael Brady Lynch Firm to help.

Assessing Fibromyalgia

The issue with fibromyalgia is without a diagnosis from a specialist a disability claim agent are more likely to not approve your claim. The agent will think it was a blanket diagnosis. Many times when primary care doctors were unable to find underlying reasons for the pain their patients felt, they diagnosed “fibromyalgia” as the cause. Over the past 10-15 years, disability examiners have seen this routinely occur in the records they review. Fortunately, this is happening less as doctors are becoming more familiar with fibromyalgia. But still, as a result, a fibromyalgia diagnosis issued by an orthopedist or rheumatologist will still be more credible to a disability examiner and will strengthen a Long Term Disability appeal. 

Difficulty Proving Fibromyalgia

Proving you have fibromyalgia can be difficult because evidence of the disorder is based on subjective reports of pain or fatigue. Disability insurance claims handlers want to see medical signs. There are signs they look for including:

  • Evidence of chronic widespread pain
  • Proof of ruling out other diseases like hypothyroidism 
  • Tender points
  • Repeated manifestations of six or more fibromyalgia symptoms

Other Documentation 

Besides providing medical records, it is important to request request records from psychologists and physical therapists if applicable. If you are having difficulty compiling any of the documentation. We are a full-service complex litigation firm who will help you in your appeal.

Premier Complex Litigation Attorneys

The Michael Brady Lynch Firm has successfully represented thousands of consumers and recovered millions of dollars for their clients. Our team of attorneys has been recognized as some of the most experienced and successful in the country. Our award-winning staff is also sought after for our knowledge on complex litigation, scientific evidence development, negotiation strategies and trial tactics.

Most of all, our law office is resourceful and dedicated to pursuing any compensation you are due. Because of this, we have received a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement, such as inclusion on numerous Plaintiff Steering Committees.  We will take whatever legal measures are necessary when fighting for your rights to damages.

If you have been injured or are prevented from working due to a physical or mental disability, it is important that you understand the LTD benefits you are entitled to. Our staff takes great care to offer the personalized and informative advice you need to understand your specific plan and the process of obtaining your benefits. Our attorneys have represented many clients in the past with complex cases. We will work tirelessly to obtain results on your behalf.

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