Leukemia is a form of cancer that attacks a person’s blood and bone marrow. While sometimes treatable, leukemia will often leave those afflicted with it completely disabled at least for a time. If you have been diagnosed with cancer, you should immediately file a claim with your disability insurance company. If your disability claim has been denied, contact us. We take on big insurance companies and make them pay.
Symptoms of Leukemia
As Leukemia invades your body and begins to reduce your red blood cell count, you may feel constant fatigue and weakness. Most patients are frequently pale from anemia and often suffer abnormal bleeding. Patients may also experience bone pain and skin abnormalities.
In virtually every case, a diagnosis of acute leukemia (AC) will qualify an individual for long-term disability benefits. Typically diagnosed through a bone marrow biopsy and other blood pathology, AC is considered more dangerous than its chronic counterpart. Acute myelocytic leukemia (AML) is the most dangerous form. Treatment depends heavily on the patient, type, and severity.
All cases of AC qualify for disability benefits based on the documented diagnosis. That diagnosis should come from a copy of the formal pathology report about the bone marrow biopsy.
Treatment of Acute Leukemia
Chemotherapy is still the primary treatment for acute leukemia, but in some instances bone marrow transplants are used and most recently stem cell therapy has been used to regenerate bone marrow and aid in the production of red blood cells. Your oncologist is best suited to describe your specific treatment options.
Most forms of chronic leukemia involve proliferation of white cells of a more mature and less cancerous variety than the AC. This form is far more treatable, and the treatment produces far better outcomes than that of acute leukemia. However, treatment of leukemia in any form usually results in some type of long-term disability. If you have been diagnosed with any form of chronic leukemia, you should file a claim with your long-term disability insurance company.
Treatment of Chronic Leukemia
Treatment of chronic leukemia comes in many forms and is highly curable. Your doctor will discuss all your treatment options with you. While some treatment options may be unpleasant, the success of your treatment depends on you following your doctor’s treatment plan.
Claiming Leukemia Disability Benefits on an LTD Insurance Policy
If you have submitted a claim to your long-term disability insurance carrier, and your claim is been denied, please give us a call today. We can help you through the complicated appeals process and make it far more likely that your claim is approved. You and your family have suffered enough because of your acute or chronic leukemia and you deserve the benefits you have paid for. Don’t let a big insurance company push you around. We are here to take them on and get you paid.
Contact Us Today
If your claim for long term disability insurance benefits for cancer was denied, you need an experienced attorney to get you the benefits you deserve. Call Mehr, Fairbanks & Peterson without delay, for a free evaluation of your claim: 800-249-3731.
We represent disability insurance claimants all over the United States and deal routinely with the “big deniers” of group and individual LTD insurance.