Endometriosis is a condition that affects individuals with female reproductive systems, and it can be debilitating, especially during menstrual periods. A person suffering from endometriosis may notice extreme pain during periods that can worsen over time. The condition can become so severe that working becomes untenable, necessitating a claim for long-term disability.
At MK Disability Lawyers, we have worked with many clients suffering from endometriosis, helping them to dispute a denial or termination of their long-term disability claim when they are unable to work. While there are various treatment options available to those suffering with endometriosis that may help to lessen pain, there is no guarantee that any option will completely cure the issue. We work with clients to ensure that they have sufficient medical documentation to satisfy the requests of their disability insurance provider in order to put forward an effective argument for the approval or reinstatement of their benefits.
Endometriosis can affect anyone with a uterus. It occurs when the endometrium, the tissue that lines the inside of the uterus, grows outside of the uterus, typically in the ovaries, fallopian tubes and pelvis. The tissue continues to act as it normally would, thickening and shedding blood during a period, however since the tissue isn’t able to leave the body it becomes trapped. This can lead to the development of scar tissue and adhesions that cause the pelvic tissues and organs to stick to each other, which can cause extreme pain.
Pelvic pain is the most common sign of endometriosis, particularly during one’s period. Additional symptoms include:
Your doctor will first review your symptoms, and if endometriosis is suspected, may conduct some or all of the following diagnostic tests:
Treatment may involve pain mediation, hormone therapy, surgery to remove excess endometrial tissue, or even hysterectomy. However, it is important to keep in mind that surgery to remove excess tissue is often a temporary fix. The endometriosis often returns, along with the pain it causes. Hysterectomy is considered an extreme option, particularly those who are younger than 35. It can result in other medical risks and doctors will often try to avoid taking this route. Even with a known cause and various available treatments, endometriosis is often a long and painful battle.
At MK Disability Lawyers, we have the utmost empathy for clients suffering from endometriosis. We understand that this is a challenging road to face, and we know how much it can impact a person’s ability to work effectively. We provide customized representation to each of our clients based on their individual challenges, in order to provide them with representation that puts their needs first. Our lawyers have over 50 years of combined experience representing both individuals and insurance providers, and we have the know-how necessary to effectively challenge a provider’s claim denial or termination. We work with our clients to ensure that they have the necessary medical evidence to support their position, and we work with determination to seek a successful outcome on their behalf.
At MK Disability Lawyers, we do our best to take on the stress of dealing with our clients’ long-term disability disputes, so they don’t have to. For clients suffering from the pain of endometriosis, we are sensitive to their individual needs and will accommodate them to the best of our ability. If you have had a long-term disability claim for endometriosis denied or terminated, we can help. To arrange a complimentary consultation with one of our experienced disability lawyers, please complete the online form, or call us at 844-697-4600.