Brain Injuries and Long Term Disability
There are many different brain injuries that can cause the need for long term disability since many can no longer work. If an insurance company denied your brain injury claim, contact the advice of a complex litigation attorney. This is especially important if you can no longer work due to these injuries. It is important to be aware that the extent of your impairment will be determined based largely on the type, duration, frequency, and debilitating effect of symptoms of your brain injury rather than a diagnosis alone.
Types of Brain Injuries
There are many different types of brain injuries, however these are the most common injuries that people apply for long term disability.
Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is an acute injury to the brain caused by a traumatic event or external force. These include car accidents, military service, slip or falls and firearms. Many use the term head or brain injury to describe a TBI. TBIs vary in severity from a mild temporary amnesia to a more serious permanent coma. Sometimes, a TBI heal on its own, but for many, brain injuries never improve.
Severe TBIs may qualify for Long Term Disability (LTD) insurance benefits. Cerebral trauma may cause numerous impairments that would limit work activity. This includes seizures and strokes. Also, symptoms vary. Debilitating symptoms includes severe headaches, nausea and vomiting, dizziness, fatigue, tired eyes, blurred vision, lightheaded and lack of motor control of extremities.
Epilepsy is a neurological disorder marked by sudden recurrent episodes of sensory disturbance, loss of consciousness, or convulsions, associated with abnormal electrical activity in the brain. To qualify for long term disability benefits after epilepsy diagnosis, proof is required that seizures are so frequent and debilitating that it prevents full time employment.
Central Nervous System Vascular
Central nervous system vascular malformations are rare abnormalities of blood vessels in your brain or spinal cord and their membranes. There are several types of central nervous system vascular malformations, including: Arteriovenous malformations (AVMs). Multiple strokes may allow you to qualify for LTD benefits. This is due to trouble with language skills and issues with using arms or legs after a stroke.
Natural Mental Disorders
Natural mental disorders happen when a cognitive or emotional change that happens from brain damage. This brain damage changes cognitive abilities, causes disorientation, causes personality and mood changes. Most people notice a sharp IQ decrease after the disorder.
Brain Injury Diagnosis
Clinical evidence and lesions are strong evidence for a brain injury diagnosis. A medical professional will complete a neurological exam first. This quick test sees whether the pupils react to light. Then, the doctor will usually move on to over medical procedures like an MRI, CT scan, or X-Ray. Besides the tests, a doctor will do a neuropsychological examination to assess any permanent cognitive impairments.
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If you have been injured or are prevented from working due to a physical or mental disability, it is important that you understand the LTD benefits you are entitled to. Our staff takes great care to offer the personalized and informative advice you need to understand your specific plan and the process of obtaining your benefits. Our attorneys have represented many clients in the past with complex cases. We will work tirelessly to obtain results on your behalf.