Lawyers for Fibromyalgia Insurance Claim Denials

Fibromyalgia is a disorder which is characterized by widespread musculoskeletal pain accompanied by fatigue, sleep, memory and mood issues. There is evidence that Fibromyalgia affects the way your brain actually processes pain signals, which causes pain sensations to be amplified significantly.

The exact causes of fibromyalgia are not known, however it is believed there is a psychological and neurological overlap. Fibromyalgia often can be found in individuals with psychological conditions such as depression or Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and is more common in women than men.

Symptoms of Fibromyalgia

  • Musculoskeletal pain
  • Heightened pain responses
  • General fatigue
  • Sleep disturbance
  • Joint stiffness
  • Decreased cognitive functioning
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
  • Anxiety
  • Depression

Due to the unknown nature of the exact causes of fibromyalgia, insurers often deny disability claims caused by fibromyalgia.  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 fibromyalgia long-term disability claim that has been denied, contact the lawyers at Taylor & Blair LLP today.