Disability Benefits for Chronic Fatigue
Get Help from an ERISA Attorney
With no known cause and no single test to confirm a diagnosis, chronic fatigue syndrome is one of the more complicated disabilities in the realm of ERISA law. If you are suffering from chronic fatigue and are unable to work, an attorney at ERISA Law Center may be able to assist you in seeking the disability benefits you need. Whether you need help monitoring your claim, have received a letter notifying you that your benefits have been terminated, or are considering your options after a denied claim, our team is here to protect your rights under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA). This is our sole area of practice, and we represent disability claimants across the U.S.
Understanding Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
Chronic fatigue syndrome is categorized by extreme, prolonged tiredness that cannot be alleviated by sleep or rest. It can be accompanied by fever, aches, and depression. Thus far, the medical community has not narrowed down the cause of chronic fatigue to a single medical issue, though it can follow a viral infection and has been linked to psychological stress.
Treatment is typically focused on alleviating symptoms, which may include:
- Fatigue (physical and/or mental weariness)
- Difficulty concentrating
- Memory loss
- Sore throat
- Enlarged lymph nodes in the neck or armpits
- Unexplained aches and pains in the muscles or joints
- Sleep that does not leave one feeling refreshed
- Extreme exhaustion that lasts more than 24 hours after physical/mental exercise
If you are experiencing these symptoms, it is important to see your doctor. He or she may consider any recent medical or psychological conditions in evaluating your symptoms to determine whether you may be suffering from chronic fatigue syndrome. Treatment may alleviate these symptoms, but you may still find it difficult or impossible to work in the same field or to return to work at all.