Hodgkin’s disease belongs to a class of cancers known as lymphomas and is also referred to as Hodgkin lymphoma. Lymphoma is a cancer that develops in the lymph nodes, and in advanced stages invades the spleen, liver, bone marrow and lungs. If your Hodgkin’s disease disability has been denied, we are here to help you overturn your denial.
Hodgkin’s disease is one of the two main types of cancers of the lymphatic system. The other main type is non-Hodgkin lymphoma, which is more common.
About Hodgkin Lymphoma and Disability
The lymphatic system produces white blood cells called lymphocytes. Lymphoma develops when these cells begin to multiply uncontrollably. They can spread to other lymph nodes and invade the bloodstream, which channels them to other places, like the liver, lungs or bones.
People living with Hodgkin’s disease disability suffer from symptoms of swelling of lymph nodes, chronic fatigue, unexplained weight loss, itching, coughing, chest pain, difficulty breathing, fever and chills, and night sweats.
Treatment includes chemotherapy, radiation therapy, and stem cell transplant. Therapy can cause severe complications and additional disorders, including secondary cancers such as leukemia, heart disease, infertility, lung problems, and thyroid disorders.
Denials of Hodgkin’s Disease Disability Benefits by LTD Insurance Companies
People assume that, if they become disabled, their long term disability insurance provider will fulfill their commitment and pay what they should. Regrettably, this is not always the case. It has become a common occurrence for insurance companies to avoid paying valid claims or try to pay less than a claim is worth.
Mehr, Fairbanks & Peterson is a team of dedicated disability insurance lawyers. We have years of experience successfully standing up for our clients’ rights in their fight against insurance providers. We are familiar with the “reasons” many legitimate claims are denied.
Tactics that insurance companies routinely use to unfairly deny claims for Hodgkin’s disease disability and other cancers are diverse, for example they may claim that you:
- Failed to provide objective evidence
- Did not meet eligibility requirements
- Did not meet the definition of disability
- Had a pre-existing condition
- Can still work at a job
Many times, these allegations are false.
Dealing with a long-term disability claim denial on your own can be overwhelming. The insurance companies want you to give up. But you can fight back with confidence with an experienced and respected disability law firm representing you.
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We are prepared for these and other tactics disability insurance providers use to avoid paying claims. Here is one account of our firm overturning a claim denial for Hodgkin’s Disease.
As your attorneys at Mehr, Fairbanks & Peterson, we go the extra mile to prepare an original LTD insurance claim that is set up for success. We will appeal a denied disability claim with the legal arguments needed to counter every wrong allegation submitted by the insurance company. Please give us a call toll free today at 800-249-3731.