Lyme disease is a bacterial infection you get from the bite of an infected tick. The first symptom is usually a red rash, which may look like a bull’s eye. But not all people with Lyme disease have a rash. As the infection spreads to other parts of the body, you may have a variety of symptoms. Lyme disease can be hard to diagnose because many of its symptoms are like those of the flu and other diseases. And you may not have noticed a tick bite. Your health care provider will look at your symptoms and medical history to figure out whether you have Lyme disease. Lab tests may not always give a clear answer until you have been infected for at least a few weeks.
Lyme disease is frequently misdiagnosed due to the slow progression of the illness. The early symptoms are very similar to the flu: fever, headache, fatigue, and sometimes, but not always, a rash. When untreated Lyme Disease can progress to include severe arthritis, neurological problems such as numbness and tingling (pins and needles feeling), weakness, paralysis, loss of memory, meningitis and cardiovascular system issues. Lyme Disease is typically misdiagnosed as multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis, or fibromyalgia.
There is also a controversy about treatment of Lyme disease, with the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) and insurance companies wanting a short term treatment, and others, like the International Lyme and Associated Diseases Society (ILADS) arguing for a longer term treatment. In recent months, a statute was passed providing patients and doctors the right to choose which treatment regime to follow.
If your job requires you to spend time in a wooded area and or around deer ticks, and it is determined that your Lyme Disease was a result of your job duties you may qualify for benefits and compensation according to workers’ compensation laws in your state. Our Lyme Disease injury attorneys handle workers’ comp cases in all states so please contact us to discuss your case.
As Lyme Disease is a crippling and debilitating disease you may not be able to work due to the progression of your Lyme Disease. In addition to Lyme Disease misdiagnosis lawsuits our attorneys also help Lyme Disease victims get Social Security & Disability (SSDI) Benefits. They serve all states so please call our team of Lyme disease injury attorneys to discuss your eligibility for SSI or SSDI benefits.
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