Lawyers for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Insurance Claim Denials

Chronic fatigue syndrome is a disorder which manifests as extreme fatigue that lasts more than 6 months, has no identifiable medical cause, and is not alleviated with rest. Chronic fatigue syndrome is also called systemic exertion intolerance disease or myalgic encephalomyelitis.

Symptoms of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

  • Fatigue which does not go away with rest
  • Decreased cognitive functioning
  • Muscle or joint pain
  • Headaches
  • Sleeplessness
  • Dizziness
  • Extreme exhaustion after physical or mental exertion
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
  • Irregular heartbeat

The exact cause of chronic fatigue syndrome is unknown and because of this, insurers will often attempt to deny disability claims caused by chronic fatigue syndrome. 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 chronic fatigue syndrome long-term disability claim that has been denied, contact the lawyers at Taylor & Blair LLP today.