Insurance Claim Denial Lawyers for Long COVID Related Disabilities
While what medical science knows about the COVID-19 novel coronavirus and the long-term effects it has on people who get infected with the virus is changing every day, one thing has become clear, for some people who are infected by the virus symptoms continue well after they recover from the virus. These symptoms have become known as “Long COVID”.
The condition itself has also been called Long COVID-19, COVID-19 Long Haul or Post-COVID-19 Syndrome. This can damage a person’s organs, such as their brain, heart, skin, kidneys, lungs, as well as neurological damage. On top of the physical damage Long COVID leaves many people with ongoing emotional and mental health concerns.
Symptoms of Long COVID
There are a number of symptoms that can be associated with Long COVID, including:
- “Brain Fog”
- Difficulty with Memory and Concentration
- Difficulty Breathing or Shortness of Breath
- Reduced Stamina
- Chronic Cough
- Chronic Chest Pain
- Loss of Sense of Taste or Smell
- Chest or Stomach Pains
- Depression or Anxiety
- Fatigue or Muscle Weakness
- Blood Clots
- Neurological Complications
- Hearing Loss
Due to the unknowns relating to COVID-19, especially over the long-term, no one knows how Long COVID symptoms will persist. In fact, many who suffer from Long COVID don’t even have to go to the hospital when they first get the virus and only suffer through mild to moderate symptoms, if any, at first. It is only when they realize that their symptoms are not getting better and are not going away do they realize the significance of the problem they face. It seems that most people who suffer from Long COVID have relatively mild symptoms during their COVID-19 infection.
British Columbia has created a special network of medical professionals with experience dealing with Long COVID to assist those dealing with their ongoing symptoms. You can find more information about this network by clicking here.
ABI Wellness also has a specialized Long COVID program looking for insight into Long COVID sufferers which you can gain information about by clicking here.
Because Long COVID is such a new issue, insurance companies are quick to deny disability claims from people suffering from it. The reality is that even if medical science does not know the exact ins and outs of COVID-19 and Long COVID, if the effects of your symptoms render you unable to work, then your insurance company should be providing you with the long-term disability benefits you contracted for. Don’t let an insurance company deny you your rightful benefits.
If you have a Long COVID long-term disability claim that has been denied, contact the lawyers at Taylor & Blair LLP today.