Insurance Claim Denial Lawyers for Long Haul COVID-19 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 individuals have become known as Covid “long-haulers”.  

The condition itself has 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 COVID-19 Long Haul leaves many people with ongoing emotional and mental health concerns.

Symptoms of Long Haul COVID-19

There are a number of symptoms that can be associated with COVID-19 Long Haul, 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
  • Dizziness
  • Chest or Stomach Pains
  • Depression or Anxiety
  • Headaches
  • Fevers
  • Diarrhea 
  • 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-19 Long Haul symptoms can persist.  In fact, many who suffer from COVID-19 Long Haul 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.

British Columbia has opened special clinics to assist those dealing with Long COVID-19 symptoms. You can find more information about these clinics by clicking here. 

Because COVID-19 Long Haul 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 Haul COVID-19, 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-19 long-term disability claim that has been denied, contact the lawyers at Taylor & Blair LLP today.