Lawyers for Chronic Complex Pain Syndrome Insurance Claim Denials

Chronic complex pain syndrome is a disorder characterized by physical pain lasting for up to 3-6 months or longer often associated with psychological issues as well.  Doctors do not know exactly what causes chronic complex pain syndrome; however it often starts with an injury or condition and then evolves over time both physically and psychologically.  Even when the initial injury or condition has resolved the chronic complex pain syndrome will continue. There has been some evidence to suggest that issues with nerve systems and how individuals cope with stress are factors as to why some people develop chronic complex pain syndrome.

Symptoms of Complex Pain Syndrome

  • Musculoskeletal pain
  • Burning or tingling pain sensations
  • Headaches
  • Fatigue
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Mood problems
  • Sleeplessness

Because there is still much that is not known about chronic complex pain syndrome and much of the symptoms are subjective reporting from the patient, insurers will often deny claims relating to this syndrome, even if they shouldn’t.  Denials are common for long-term disability claims where the symptoms are subjective in nature.  Insurance companies will often say that if there are no objective symptoms then the disability cannot be supported.  This is not true.  If you have doctors on your side confirming your disability, then you should be getting the benefits you are entitled to.   

Dealing with an insurance denial can be a stressful and complicated process.  It involves complex contractual issues as well as an understanding of the medical information required to prove your claim.  Having a lawyer who specializes in insurance denial on your side will help to reduce your stress and ensure you get what you are entitled to.  If you have a complex pain syndrome long-term disability claim that has been denied contact the lawyers at Taylor & Blair LLP today.