Category: COVID-19

Long Covid Causes Ongoing Disability for Medical Professionals

Sep 30, 2022 in COVID-19 by

The effects of long Covid continue to be explored as more people experience lingering symptoms even after recovery from Covid. While many people are considered recovered from an initial Covid diagnosis and expect to resume their regular activities, long Covid has been found to frustrate these expectations and contribute to an overall decline in health. Suffering from long Covid may result in the inability to maintain a career, especially for those in the medical profession. In fact, it is estimated that 4 million members of the working population in the United States are out of the workforce due to long […]

Healthcare Workers Still Face the Effects of Covid-19

May 31, 2022 in COVID-19 by

Healthcare workers have been dealing with Covid-19 and its effects for years now. The uncertainty of treatment options for patients, shortage of medical supplies, and ever-changing Covid protocols have taken a toll on the mental, physical, and emotional well-being of our healthcare providers. These effects can be severe enough to prevent the healthcare workers who have served us throughout the pandemic from continuing their medical careers.  In times of uncertainty, disability insurance benefits can provide financial security to those unable to continue working due to disabling conditions. The effects of Covid have contributed to or caused many disabling conditions which […]

Mild Cases of Covid Linked to Brain Damage

Apr 14, 2022 in COVID-19 by

The effects of Covid are still being researched and explored. Even if a Covid case is mild, the lasting health impact can be significant. As Covid survivors move to the next stage of recovery, we are learning more about long Covid and how these survivors are affected, and how their lives are altered, including the ability to maintain daily activities and careers. Recently, attention has been given to the effects Covid has on the brain. While most studies have focused on the long-term effects of severe cases of Covid, recent studies have focused on the continued suffering and lasting effects […]

Researchers Seek Answers to Long Covid Brain Fog

Mar 31, 2022 in COVID-19 by

The arrival and progression of Covid has presented challenges worldwide. Those who have suffered from Covid face lingering effects that can affect them physically, mentally, emotionally, and cognitively. As researchers explore the effects of long Covid, they have looked to other areas such as cancer research that have yielded some potential treatments that may help survivors. Despite advancements in medical research regarding long Covid brain fog, we still have a long way to go. While researchers seek answers and develop viable treatment options, medical professionals who suffer from long Covid may be unable to work due to disabling medical conditions […]

Healthcare Conditions Can Impact Healthcare Workers’ Wellbeing

Feb 1, 2022 in COVID-19 by

Our medical professionals are under incredible pressure to treat patient illness and injury, save lives, and make groundbreaking medical discoveries, all while maintaining poise and confidence. Unfortunately, this pressure can build and become unsustainable. The stress our medical professionals experience daily compounds over time and can manifest in physical and mental health impairments. It can be so severe that it becomes necessary to take a leave of absence from the practice of medicine.  Medical professionals face unique occupational hazards. Being aware of these risks and potential consequences can prompt physicians to seek treatment as soon as possible, and to plan […]

Challenges Face COVID-19 ‘Long-Haulers’ in Pursuit of Disability Insurance Benefits

Apr 19, 2021 in Articles by

It has been more than a year since we first learned of COVID-19 and experienced an ever-changing and challenging world. Our medical professionals, doctors and surgeons have been rightfully hailed as heroes throughout the pandemic as they seek ways to treat symptoms and prevent the spread of COVID-19. At Seltzer & Associates, we honor and thank our medical professionals for all they do to protect our community health while putting themselves at risk for exposure to infectious diseases including COVID-19.  As time goes on we learn more about the effects on COVID-19 “long-haulers,” defined as people who experience lingering side […]

Substance Abuse Rising Amid Pandemic, Extended Quarantines

Feb 24, 2021 in Articles by

The coronavirus pandemic and subsequent periods of quarantine have seen an increase in substance abuse among people from various trades, including essential workers who are putting in maximum time and effort to serve their communities. Unfortunately, substance abuse can increase in stressful situations such as dealing with a pandemic or being quarantined for extended periods of time. If you are suffering from substance abuse and complications, you should seek assistance from a Philadelphia disability insurance attorney to help you pursue your disability insurance benefits. With experience nationwide in handling substance abuse disability insurance claims, Seltzer & Associates is able to […]