Disability for Nurse Anesthetists

Our team of lawyers, paralegals, and support staff, along with the best consultants and experts nationally available, has the knowledge and experience in representing nurse anesthetists in their claims for individual disability and long-term disability insurance benefits.

We understand each client and each claim is unique, we handle each client on an individual basis. We spend the time necessary to know and understand the uniqueness of your specialty and your specific job, and the impact your disabling medical condition has on your life and your ability to earn an income.

Common Disabilities Nurse Anesthetists

Nurse Anesthetists often have similar job duties as Anesthesiologists and are subjected to the same circumstances that often result in the same disabling medical conditions such as addiction, psychological/psychiatric illness and similar physiological conditions.

According to a study from the AANA titled Stress and Burnout in Nurse Anesthesia many nurse anesthetists deal with chronic personal and professional stress, which often leads to burnout. Individuals may be prone to burnout if “you identify so strongly with work that you lack a reasonable balance between work and your personal life and you try to be everything to everyone.” These are often characteristics of nurse anesthetists. In a survey associated with the study, nurse anesthetists identified changing jobs, moving, death of a family member, personal illness or injury, and being the caretaker of a loved one as high personal stressors. These stressors led to high levels of gastrointestinal, orthopedic, psychiatric, cardiovascular, and other miscellaneous illnesses for nurse anesthetists.

A separate study from the AANA titled Opioid Abuse Among Nurse Anesthetists and Anesthesiologists noted that while there is not must research on the subject, nurse anesthetists probably share a similar risk for opioid abuse as anesthesiologists. It should be noted that opioid abuse among anesthesiologists is considered higher than the general public and higher than physicians in general.

It is important for nurse anesthetists to recognize when your own medical conditions, such as stress, burnout, addiction, and other injuries and illnesses, begin to negatively impact your performance at work, resulting in a loss of income.

How Seltzer & Associates Can Help You

Through the experience and knowledge we have acquired in representing hundreds of claims over the years, we understand the relationship between your specific job, your disability insurance contract, and your disabling medical condition. Our team will assist you in obtaining all the disability benefits to which you are entitled under your policies.

We help you focus on restoring your health and the other major issues you encounter as a result of being disabled, while we take care of the financial burden one suffers as a result of disability. Contact us at 888-699-4222 to speak with one of our attorneys today.