Lawyers for Arthritis Related Long-Term Disability Insurance Denial Claims

Arthritis is a disease that affects the joint with painful inflammation and stiffness.  There are many factors which cause or contribute to Arthritis, including age, obesity, injury, infection and repetitive or high impact overuse.  There are many different types of arthritis however the two that most often result in a disability are osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis.

Osteoarthritis results from the use of our bodies over time.  Severe osteoarthritis occurs usually due to repetitive or high impact overuse of a person’s body or an injury.  Almost everyone will have some degree of osteoarthritis, however the more significant osteoarthritis gets, the more of an impact it can have on a person’s life. 

Rheumatoid arthritis most often results from inflammation as a result of an autoimmune disease which results in an individual’s own immune system attacking the tissues surrounding their joints. 

Symptoms of Arthritis

The symptoms of arthritis can vary in severity and include:

  • Inflammation and swelling
  • Deformity
  • Stiffness
  • Severe Joint Pain
  • Loss of Range of Motion
  • Loss of Ability to Ambulate

The result of more severe cases of arthritis can result in inability to walk due to chronic inflammation and pain in your legs or restricting a person’s range of motion and strength with respect to the use of their arms.  The practical reality of such symptoms is that the functions required for working or even performing your activities of daily life, such as lifting, standing or sitting, walking, or grasping objects, can result in incredible pain.

If you have been disabled due to arthritis and an insurance company has denied your arthritis long-term disability claim, contact the lawyers at Taylor & Blair LLP today.