The Resurrection of "Female Hysteria" in Present-Day ERISA Disability Law

Springer-Sullivan, Cassie
May 2005
Berkeley Journal of Gender, Law & Justice;2005, Vol. 20, p67
Academic Journal
Relates the difficulties encountered by women diagnosed with fibromyalgia syndrome in pursuing their claims for long-term disability benefits in the U.S. Impact of fibromyalgia on women's lives; Symptoms and manifestations of the disease; Approach taken by courts in analyzing whether people diagnosed with fibromyalgia are disabled under the terms of long-term disability policies governed by Employee Retirement Income Security Act .


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