Survivors and scientists are finding that COVID-19 is causing lasting side effects. In recent months, many COVID-19 survivors have reported troubling changes to their cognitive skills. While delirium and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) are observed side effects, many survivors are referring to symptoms of what is known as “COVID brain fog.” The science behind COVID-19 related brain fog is developing. Scientists are working to understand the reason behind the neurological symptoms and the direct neurological effects of COVID-19.
If you or a loved one contracted coronavirus, here are some things you should know about COVID-19, brain fog and disability insurance claims.
COVID-19 Brain Fog Symptoms
- Memory loss
- Difficulty focusing
- Difficulty recalling everyday words
COVID-19 Brain Fog and Long Term Disability Insurance Claims
Research on long-lasting brain fog and COVID-19 survivors is only beginning. However, our legal team is investigating how survivors affected by brain fog may be eligible for long term disability benefits. One of the most important things we have observed is that many people with these symptoms are not documenting them well. Regular treatment with doctors and recording examples of problems in a journal can be very helpful to supporting a disability insurance claim.
There are COVID-19 survivors who refer to themselves as “long-haulers.” Long-haulers have some remarkably similar symptoms, including extreme fatigue and brain fog. These individuals have remained sick for months and are devastated with the weight of:
- Navigating doctors’ appointments
- Medical expenses
- Loss of income
Whether you are a long-hauler or an individual that is recently experiencing brain fog related to COVID-19, the symptoms can affect your livelihood. We are experienced in handling long term disability claims for other conditions which can cause brain fog, such as Fibromyalgia and Lyme Disease. We are also staying abreast of disabling conditions linked to COVID-19.
Understanding the Challenges in Seeking Disability Benefits
At Tucker Law Group, it is our goal to help individuals with disabling conditions recover the disability benefits they need. In our decades of experience, claimants who suffer from chronic pain or fatigue are often denied because physical damage cannot be seen. Unless a brain scan can provide evidence of the brain fog symptoms, it will be difficult to substantiate your claim.
Disability insurance companies are all concerned about their bottom line. That means that your disability insurer is going to challenge your claim that you are not able to perform the material tasks and duties of your job. We have seen it happen time and time again.
There is still a great deal to understand about the long-term effects of COVID-19. Seeking disability benefits for a side effect such as brain fog may feel like navigating uncharted waters. Our nationally recognized legal team is here to support and guide you through the claims process.
Schedule a Free Consultation With Our Nationally Recognized Law Firm
The attorneys at Tucker Law Group handle disability insurance claims, appeals and lawsuits nationwide. We have helped thousands of clients with disability insurance claims and have experience dealing with various types of disability insurance policies. To schedule a free consultation with our team, call (866) 233-5044 or contact us online.