Wilson’s disease and long-term disability benefits

People who develop Wilson’s disease, the rare disorder that occurs when excessive copper exists in vital organs, may find it impossible to continue working if they experience severe complications from the disorder. In this situation, those suffering may be eligible for long-term disability benefits. Some consequences of Wilson’s disease that may affect people long-term are:

• Liver damage that results in liver failure.
• Severe kidney problems.
• Recurring neurological and mental problems may occur, even in those undergoing treatment.

Though the disorder can be detected and treated in the early stage, some workers who suffer from complications of Wilson’s disease may need to undergo expensive and complicated surgery procedures to recover.

In this difficult situation, you may be entitled to apply for long-term disability benefits that could be critical to covering the costs of medications. If you are planning to file for your benefits in Indiana, the skilled legal team at the Hankey Law Office may work for you. Find out how our compassionate lawyers may possibly help you today by calling 800-520-3633.

Indiana HIPAA violator ordered to pay $1.44 million

A pharmacist and her employer, Walgreen, in Indiana were ordered to pay $1.44 million for violating the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), INDYSTAR reported on November 17.
The Indiana Court of Appeals on November 14 decided that Walgreen Co. and employee Audra Withers were liable were disclosing the confidential medical records of Abigail Hinchy. Withers was sued for wrongfully accessing confidential information of Hinchy and sharing it with her husband. Withers’s husband who had a past relationship with Hinchy reportedly disclosed the information to several individuals and attempted to use it in a lawsuit against Hinchy. Walgreen settled $1.44 million even though they disagreed with the ruling. A legal counsel of Hinchy stated that Walgreen’s motion to appeal the case made way for other HIPAA violation victims to hold companies liable.
Sadly many people are having trouble getting their health benefits after their HIPAA rights have been violated. However, if this happened to you in Indiana, the lawyers of Hankey Law Office may be able to help you. Contact our office today at (800) 520-3633 to find out how we may help you pursue claims against negligent parties.

Long-term disability benefits and paranoid personality disorder

Indiana residents who developed paranoid personality disorder, commonly known as PPD, may find it impossible to continue their work and should be entitled to long term disability benefits (LTD).

Workers who developed this kind of mental health condition often find it difficult to maintain prolonged social interactions, making many work environments difficult to navigate. Individuals with PPD may believe that coworkers or management is against them or a potential threat. Individuals with PPD may not be able to continue their present position at work if PPD interferes with their professional relationships.

If you are coping with this condition, working with a skilled lawyer to file for long-term disability benefits is important in order for you to strengthen your claim. If you are planning to file for your LTD benefits in Indiana, the attorneys of Hankey Law Office may assist you. Consult with our attorneys today at 317-634-8565 to learn more about your options.

When a worker is not covered by Long Term Disability (LTD) Insurance

When an employee is injured at work, there is likely a great need for funds to cover their treatment and the cost of lost wages. Workers who believe they may be able to apply for Long Term Disability Insurance, however, should be aware of the following circumstances that are not under the scope of this insurance:

  • Workers who are disabled by deliberately inflicting themselves.
  • Workers who failed to complete medication from previous illnesses or injuries.
  • Workers who are disabled as a result of war.
  • Workers who got disabled after being involved in criminal activities.
  • Workers who got disabled after being involved in tumultuous situations like riots.

If you are a disabled worker and are considering filing for your long term disability insurance, working with an experienced lawyer could be crucial to fully understanding the coverage of your insurance. Consult with the Indiana-based attorneys at the Hankey Law Office today by calling (800) 520-3633 to learn more about your options.

How to prove Long Term Disability

Individuals who can longer do their jobs as a result of developing incapacitating disabilities should collate all evidences for their insurer. Only by doing this can a person receive their much needed long-term disability benefits to cover expensive medications and treatment.

  • Individuals should clearly tell their doctor about their health condition, severe symptoms, and how it affects their job performance
  • Individuals need to have copies of their medical records from the beginning of their debilitating illnesses
  • Individuals may want to seek a letter from their doctor detailing their disability and clearly explaining how they can no longer do their job as a result of the disability

Proving your long term disability to your insurer by gathering your medical records can be difficult, mostly if you are unclear on how best to do this. In this difficult situation, consulting an experienced lawyer could be critical to strengthening your long term disability claim. Speak with the Indiana lawyers of the Hankey Law Office today by calling (800) 520-3633, and learn how we can help.

Civil Rights Director speaks on HIPAA improvement

Newly-appointed Office of Civil Rights (OCR) Director Jocelyn Samuels recently stated the agency will enforce and improve HIPAA policies, Tech Target reported on September 18.

In her first speech about HIPAA this year at the Consumer Health Summit, Samuels stated the importance of individuals’ rights to privately access their medical documents in paper form or electronically. OCR aims to educate consumers about their HIPAA rights, but this only works if people are given their own accurate medical information. Entities and other business associates were asked by the OCR to voluntarily comply with HIPAA policies. Starting October 6, individuals may now get their medical test results straight from laboratories or online.

Unfortunately many people in America are being denied their long term disability benefits due to HIPAA privacy breaches. However, if you think this has happened to you in Indiana, the attorneys of Hankey Law Office may advocate for you. Find out how we may possibly help you get your much needed reimbursement from your insurer today by calling (800) 520-3633.

LTD benefits for workers who developed schizophrenia

Workers unfortunately oftentimes cannot continue doing their jobs after developing schizophrenia or other serious types of conditions that abnormally alter their sense of reality. Individuals with long term disability (LTD) insurance should be entitled to their benefits if their work is affected by the following complications of schizophrenia:

  • Self abuse, self infliction, or even suicidal tendencies
  • Distorted sense of reality, delusions or hallucinations
  • Avoiding social interactions that affects productivity
  • Family or relationship problems

Sometimes insurers do not recognize the debilitating nature of this condition and will not award you the funds you need. If you can no longer work due to serious complications of schizophrenia, a lawyer may possibly help secure long-term disability benefits so you can cover costly treatment and living expenses. Find out how the Indiana attorneys at Hankey Law Office may represent you today by calling 800-520-3633.

Differentiating between LTD insurance and SSI

Though long-term disability insurance (LTD) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) are both benefits aimed to support individuals who can no longer earn income due to their disability, but it is important to know the difference between the two:

  • LTD is run by private insurance companies while SSI is a program of the Social Security Administration.
  • Employers usually provide LTD to their workers while SSI is a privilege of individuals living and working in the U.S.
  • Workers have an option to buy their own LTD insurance while SSI benefits are only given to those who are eligible to receive it.

If you are suffering from a debilitating injury and your insurance company is delaying your long-term disability benefits, a lawyer may possibly represent you. Find out how the Indiana lawyers of Hankey Law Office may help you pressure irresponsible insurance firms into releasing your much needed benefits today by calling (800) 520-3633.

Brain trauma as a long-term disability

Since the brain commands all the movements of a person’s body, a brain-related injury may prevent a person from being able to earn income. Intracranial injury, commonly known as brain trauma, is one such injury that often disables victims enough to where they struggle maintaining employment.

People who developed brain trauma, depending on the condition, may experience the following complications:

  • Altered state of mind
  • Communication, thinking, emotional and behavioral problems
  • Damaged senses
  • Brain damage and other brain-related diseases may arise

When you are suffering from a disability that is brain-related, it may be critical to apply for long-term disability to get the funds you need to live. A skilled disability benefits attorney can help you make your claim stronger. If you have a debilitating brain injury in Indiana, the lawyers of Hankey Law Office may advocate for you. Find out how we may help you get the funds you need through long-term disability benefits today by calling (800) 520-3633.

Long-Term Disability benefits for workers affected by Sarcoidosis Disease

Long-term disability policy holders in Indiana may be entitled to get their benefits if they can no longer work due to Sarcoidosis Disease.

Sarcoidosis Disease is the result of development of abnormal clusters of granulomas in different vital organs. This condition may prevent the ability of a person to work if it becomes severe. Workers who have chronic cases of Sarcoidosis Disease can often no longer work if they have symptoms like breathing abnormalities, skin problems, and severe eye problems. Some cases of Sarcoidosis Disease can even be fatal if the person’s vital organs are affected by granulomas.

Unfortunately, some long-term disability policy holders who cannot continue working after developing Sarcoidosis Disease are being denied benefits. If this happened to you in Indiana, the lawyers of the Hankey Law Office may be able to represent you and fight for those benefits. Find out how we can help you with your claim today by calling 800-520-3633.

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