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Genitourinary Disorders and How They Impact Your Ability to Work

May 31, 2017
Genitourinary Disorders and How They Impact Your Ability to Work

Genitourinary Disorders affect the urinary and genital organs. There are many genitourinary disorders that can impact your ability to work and potentially qualify you for a long-term disability claim.

Some genitourinary disorders that can affect your ability to work include:

  • kidney failure
  • nephrotic syndrome
  • complications of kidney disease
  • bladder cancer
  • testicular cancer

Each disease may impact your ability to work for an extended period of time for different reasons. Chronic kidney disease may require ongoing dialysis or a kidney transplant. Either one of these situations could qualify you for long-term disability benefits.

Nephrotic syndrome occurs when too much protein is lost in urine. This can result in swelling, also known as edema. Edema from nephrotic syndrome can vary from minor edemas in localized areas to serious swelling that affects the entire body, known as anasarca. If you have both extreme edema and high protein levels in your urine, you may qualify for long-term disability benefits.

Testicular cancer can result in many serious symptoms, including fatigue; pain in the testicles, back, or lower abdomen; nausea; and kidney damage. The treatment for testicular cancer can also bring about its own symptoms. Some complications can be long-term, such as hearing damage or nerve damage, which can functionally impair your ability to work.

If your insurance company has denied your claim, or disputes the amount of benefits you are owed, you should contact a long-term disability attorney. You should understand your rights under your long-term disability policy, including your right to appeal the insurance company’s decision and take your case to court.

Chisholm Chisholm & Kilpatrick has experience handling all types of long-term disability claims. We understand how the insurance companies work, and we can help you fight them. Contact us today for a no-cost case evaluation.