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Fibromyalgia Recognized as a Long-Term Condition In Ireland

Justin Frankel
September 29, 2016 | Disability Conditions
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As a result of a three-year effort by the Patient and Client Council in Northern Ireland, dedicated services will now be established across Ireland’s health trusts to treat fibromyalgia patients as a long-term condition, according to a report from the BBC’s Northern Ireland bureau this week. Patients will now be able to get services from medical professionals, including medical care and information about alternative therapies.

The news article sounds exactly like what we hear in America. Patients suffering from pain, muscle and joint aches, sleep disorders and headaches are not always treated kindly by physicians or insurance companies. The problem is well known to fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome sufferers. These illnesses cannot be documented by blood tests or radiology studies.

The profound fatigue and chronic pain that are the hallmarks of fibromyalgia and CFS makes it very difficult for patients to concentrate and perform the usual tasks of day-to-day living, and that includes their ability to perform the tasks of their occupations.

CFS and fibromyalgia are generally recognized as chronic illnesses by most doctors in our country, but challenges to people with these conditions remain. A fibromyalgia or CFS diagnosis still sends up a red flag for disability insurance companies. Claims are aggressively challenged and often denied.

The Law Office of Justin Frankel represents many fibromyalgia patients and has a great deal of experience in battling disability insurance companies in this area.

Please call the office at 888-583-4959 if you are a fibromyalgia or CFS patient and are considering making a claim for long term disability insurance or if your claim has been denied, delayed or terminated. This is one battle you don’t have to fight alone.

Justin C Frankel

Written By Justin Frankel

Disability Insurance Lawyer

Justin C. Frankel is committed to fighting for the rights of clients when their long term disability insurance claims have been denied, delayed or terminated.

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