The lawyers at Aaron Waxman & Associates are experienced with Disability, Personal Injury and Employment claims.
Long-term disability claims can involve claims for physical and psychological injuries and illnesses, or a combination of the two.
There is a connection between physical and psychological health. A person’s psychological health can affect his or her well-being; for example, anxiety can produce physical symptoms such as nausea or increased heart rate and a physical ailment can cause a person to develop depression.
A recent article looked at the connection between depression and diabetes and discussed research that determined that people with both depression and diabetes have higher markers of inflammation in their blood. The new study posited that higher inflammation levels may explain the link between depression, diabetes and poor health. Inflammation may be an indication of other long-term conditions, as inflammation is the driving factor of many other conditions.
Inflammation is a signal that the body is responding to disease, trauma or a stressor.
The important thing to remember is to seek treatment for whatever diagnosed condition you have from the proper specialists.
If you have made a claim for long-term disability benefits as a result of a psychological illness and your claim has been denied, you need to seek legal advice as soon as possible. Your lawyer can advise you on the applicable limitation period (time you have to sue your insurance company) and how to understand your long-term disability policy.
There are no bad questions – ask your lawyer and be informed.
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