Cardiovascular disease, or heart disease, is a diagnosis that encompasses many serious medical conditions that can forever alter a person’s life. In severe cases, heart disease can significantly impair an individual and prevent them from living their life as they did before, which includes restrictions on activities, particularly work.  Heart disease can force leave from a fulfilling medical career necessitating a claim for disability benefits. 

Since heart disease covers a wide range of conditions, filing for disability insurance benefits can be a complicated process. If you suffer from heart disease and you are unable to continue working in the same capacity in your medical occupation, you should contact a Philadelphia heart disease disability lawyer to discuss a claim for disability insurance benefits. Do not let an insurance company deny you the financial security to which you are entitled. Seltzer & Associates has extensive experience fighting for clients’ disability insurance benefits against insurance companies across the nation.

Types of Heart Disease and Associated Symptoms

There is a wide range of conditions related to heart disease. Heart disease can be present at birth or develop over time. Heart disease can be caused by a physical defect in the heart muscle or valves, irregular function, damage from other illness or injury, or infection.

Various symptoms of heart disease include:

  • Dizziness
  • Shortness of breath
  • Fatigue
  • Weakness
  • Chest pain 
  • Fainting spells 
  • Lightheadedness 
  • Swelling of limbs and joints
  • Swelling of the abdomen 
  • A heart attack
  • Irregular heartbeat, including racing heartbeats, slow heartbeats, and irregular rhythms 

Heart disease varies in severity, presentation of symptoms, and impact on a person’s ability to maintain their lifestyle. Any symptom(s) can be disruptive, but when they are severe, the disruptions to a medical professional’s career can be significant. 

Pursing Your Disability Insurance Benefits with a Philadelphia Cardiovascular Disease Disability Lawyer

You purchased disability insurance coverage to give yourself financial security by replacing lost income in the event of a medical disability. Your claim may be denied because an insurance company fails to properly assess the severity of your heart-related condition.  This can be devastating, but it is not the end of the road. 

A Philadelphia heart disease disability lawyer at Seltzer & Associates will work with you on your claim and present the medical evidence to the insurance company so the severity of your restrictions and limitations on work activity are clear. We handle disability insurance appeals as well as initial claim filings and ongoing, approved claims. As your condition persists, relying on Seltzer & Associates to maintain your disability insurance benefits can provide security and peace of mind. 

By helping you meet the burden of proving your claim related to heart disease, we can help you maintain your eligibility for benefits.

Consult with a Philadelphia Cardiovascular Disease Disability Lawyer 

If you are a physician unable to work due to heart disease, contact our office and schedule your free consultation with a Seltzer & Associates Philadelphia heart disease disability lawyer. Complete our online form or call us at 888-699-4222.