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I Had a Provincial Government job, a job I loved, and was very

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I Had a Provincial Government job, a job I loved, and was very good at.A few years ago, I became very ill, and had to use all sick leave,and eventually had to resign frommy job.
When I applied for LTD, I was turned down on the contention that my illness did not appear to be work caused.
My family doctor determined that I was depressed,and would NOT refer me to someone who specialised in what I strongly suspected was CF/fibromyalgia. It took me 6 years to finally get into a specialist(had to be sneaky about it),who, after a four hour exam informed me that I am not clinically depressed, crazy,imagining my myriad symptoms.Guess what? big surprise-I have Fibromyalgia/CFS.
My question is twofold:is there a statute of limitations on whether I cam fight for my LTD?
Can I sue my doctor for not listening to me?
I missed many many appointments over the years, as I was too ill to go to them.
I did not appeal my LTD because I was too ill, and had NO support
Ihave lost my health, was told It was all in my head, my husband deserted me,I had to give up a career I loved, which was a big part of my identity.
My problem at present is, I do not know if I can appeal for something that took sooooo long to prove-yet I feel that I deserve the benefits.
I am financially completely depleted at present, when, if I had been diagnosed,in a timely fashion would not have had my life, and nor the lives of my children, so profoundly impacted.Any Answers?Keep in mind, this is Canadian law
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Legal
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