Category: COVID-19

Will New Treatments and Trials for Long Covid Impact Covid Disability Claims?

Dec 30, 2022 in COVID-19 by

Long Covid continues to plague our country, with little known on how to address treatment, especially for the lingering symptoms of long Covid. It has only been recently that long Covid has been recognized as an ongoing problem, as long haulers have been experiencing severe and debilitating side effects of their initial Covid infection for over a year. Despite studies on the progression of long Covid revealing more of the complexities of this disease and how people are responding to treatments, Covid long haulers are being kept out of the workplace by their mounting Covid ailments. With the availability of […]

Understanding Covid Brain Fog’s Impact on the Medical Community

Oct 17, 2022 in COVID-19 by

Covid brain fog is a misunderstood but significant lingering symptom of Covid. It is more than fatigue or exhaustion that long-haulers suffer from. Not much research was initially given to the disabling impairment of Covid brain fog, but as we learn more about long-hauler suffering and the lasting impact of this unprecedented disease, the severity of Covid brain fog becomes apparent.  Since Covid brain fog may be mistaken for other impairments or wrapped up with other long-term symptoms, obtaining disability insurance benefits for Covid brain fog can be challenging. Seltzer & Associates has been on the front lines of the […]

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 […]