MK Disability Lawyers partner Leanne Goldstein was honoured to be featured in an article recently by Legal Matters about how substance abuse should be seen from a place of empathy. Please see an excerpt reprinted below, and visit the Legal Matters website to read the full article.
Having a diagnosis in a disability claim does not automatically lead to benefits nor does the lack of one necessarily mean you are not entitled to file a claim, says Toronto and Markham-area disability lawyer Leanne Goldstein.
Proving an insurance claim can sometimes be difficult, says Goldstein, a partner at MK Disability Lawyers, especially in the absence of a medical diagnosis. She uses long-haul covid as a prime example.
“Many long-COVID claims are being denied because people cannot prove they had a COVID infection,” Goldstein tells LegalMattersCanada.ca. “The science is still emerging in terms of the connection between the infection and lingering issues as most people recover from a COVID infection within a 10-14 day period. Meanwhile, we have people unable to work due to lingering debilitating symptoms and they have to keep fighting their insurance companies for disability benefits.”
To read the full article, please click here.
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