Lawyers for Insurance Denial Claims for Cancer Related Disability

Cancer comes in many different forms and is widespread across all segments of the Canadian population.  It is hard to find a person who doesn’t know someone whose life has been affected in one way or another by the effects of cancer.  Often the battle against cancer is long and drawn out and can last a number of years, resulting in a long-term disability.  

Not only can the different forms of cancer be disabling, but the medical interventions for treating cancer can sometimes be just as disabling as the disease itself.  Treatments such as radiation and chemotherapy have significant side effects and can easily render a cancer patient disabled from work.  Often many cancer patients undergo frequent and invasive surgeries which can also result in a disability.

Common Types of Cancer That Might Qualify Long-Term Disability

Some of the most common types of cancer that might qualify for long-term disability are:

  • Lung Cancer
  • Colon and Rectal Cancer
  • Prostate Cancer
  • Breast Cancer
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Leukaemia
  • Brain Cancer
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Liver Cancer

It’s important to remember that it’s not simply the diagnosis of having cancer which would entitle someone to long-term disability benefits.  There must be an impact to your ability to perform your job or activities of daily living that meets your insurance policy’s definition of disability due to either cancer or a cancer related treatment.

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