Not adhering to a physician’s recommendations or prescribed treatments can jeopardize your long term disability (LTD) claim. If you fail to follow the suggested treatment plan, you might be labeled a “non-compliant” patient, which will be documented in your medical records.
Examples of Non-Compliance Include:
- Continuing to smoke when claiming disability due to heart or respiratory conditions, such as COPD.
- Frequently missing scheduled doctor’s appointments.
- Not following the medical treatment prescribed.
- Skipping recommended physical therapy sessions.
- Neglecting to take medications as directed by the physician.
- Avoiding recommended counseling sessions by psychiatrists or psychologists.
- Ignoring dietary advice or weight loss recommendations, especially in cases like diabetes management.
- Continuing the use of illegal drugs or alcohol against medical advice.
These instances are just a few illustrations of potential non-compliance with medical directives. To maximize the chances of a successful LTD claim, it is essential to demonstrate that you continue to experience severe impairments despite diligently following all of your doctor’s recommendations. If your claim has been wrongfully denied or terminated, we may be able to help you recover your benefits. Call Ortiz Law Firm at (888) 321-8131.