Colon cancer and LTD benefits
Individuals may suffer from a long-term disability when they suffer from colon cancer. Colon cancer is caused by abnormal cells in the colon developing into a tumor, and it has several disabling symptoms in the digestive system that could make a worker eligible for their disability benefits. Depending on the severity, workers may no longer be able to work due to the following symptoms:
- Constipation or diarrhea
- Abnormal stool consistency or appearance
- Blood in stool or rectal bleeding
- Recurring abdominal pain, gas, or cramps
- Sudden weight loss
- Unusual feeling of needing to defecate
After prognosis, a colon cancer patient is expected to undergo surgical procedures, such as a colectomy, to remove cancerous cells in the colon. The situation could be worst if cancer cells have already affected other internal organs.
The Indiana lawyers at the Hankey Law Office strongly believe that workers who were disabled by colon cancer should be eligible to get their long-term disability benefits. If you believe your benefits were wrongfully delayed or denied by your insurer, we may be able to offer you legal assistance to help you obtain the compensation you need. Call us today at (800) 520-3633 to learn more about your legal options.