Cerebral Atrophy Short Term and Long Term Disability Insurance Claim Help

People suffering with cerebral atrophy, also known as brain atrophy, face a multitude of difficulties every day. Sometimes, returning to the work you used to do is simply not possible. While many disability insurance companies offer benefit plans to claimants with cerebral atrophy, they often find a way to deny benefits to valid claims. However, it is illegal to deny a claim without a good reason. Our disability insurance attorneys can examine your case and help you receive the benefits you qualify for. We can help you fill out the application, appeal a denied claim and, if necessary, file a disability denial lawsuit against your disability insurance company. We have been helping insurance claimants throughout the country since 1979.

Cerebral Atrophy and Disability Insurance – How Can Our Lawyers Help

As the brain atrophies, you forget the skills that you need to perform your basic work functions. You may lose some of your memory, or the ability to form new memories. Emotional instability could prevent you from working a steady, consistent schedule. We recommend that all of our clients with cerebral atrophy treat with a neurologist and undergo very specific neuropsychological testing with a neuropsychologist.

Despite all these valid reasons for receiving disability benefits, your provider might deny your benefits due to a lack of physical evidence. Insurance companies often use testimony from physicians on their payroll to justify denying benefits. However, if you receive consistent diagnoses from your own doctor, that could trump their non-treating testimony in a state or federal court. Disability companies will also argue that you have been working with the brain condition for years, so why now are you suddenly unable to work.

We can arm you with all the information you need to respond to your provider’s denial. We are not afraid to take on the big companies, and we consistently achieve results, as our resolved cases show. We invite you to take advantage of our free consultations to learn more about how we can help your unique situation. Contact our disability insurance attorneys through our website or give us a call for a free phone consultation to discuss your claim.

What is Cerebral Atrophy and How Does it Limit a Person’s Ability to Work?

Cerebral atrophy is characterized by a decrease in the size or a wasting away of brain cells and tissues. In brain tissue, atrophy describes a loss of neurons and the connections between them. The prognosis for individuals with the disorder varies, depending on the type of atrophy, the location and the cause of the atrophy.

Aging is the primary cause of cerebral atrophy. However, a number of conditions involving the brain can lead to brain atrophy, including:


For more information, consult theĀ National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke and theĀ American Academy of Neurology. We also update this page with new developments regarding disability benefits for brain atrophy.

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  • Gloria, do you have private disability insurance coverage through an employer provided policy or one you purchased on your own? If so, and your doctors are willing to support that your conditions would prevent you from performing your work functions then your condition could very well constitute a disability for such purposes. If you do not have private coverage then your option would be Social Security Disability (SSDI). You would need to consult with an attorney that handles Social Security claims (we only handle private disability claims) to best determine your rights and eligibility. Please feel free to contact our office to discuss your situation further.

    Stephen JessupMay 8, 2018  #2

  • I had an MRI done and it shows I have central cerebal atrophy and I just had a partial hysterectomy. I was wondering if I could be considered for disability.

    Gloria S.May 7, 2018  #1


Do you work in my state?

Yes. We are a national disability insurance law firm that is available to represent you regardless of where you live in the United States. We have partner lawyers in every state and we have filed lawsuits in most federal courts nationwide. Our disability lawyers represent disability claimants at all stages of a claim for disability insurance benefits. There is nothing that our lawyers have not seen in the disability insurance world.

What are your fees?

Since we represent disability insurance claimants at different stages of a disability insurance claim we offer a variety of different fee options. We understand that claimants living on disability insurance benefits have a limited source of income; therefore we always try to work with the claimant to make our attorney fees as affordable as possible.

The three available fee options are a contingency fee agreement (no attorney fee or cost unless we make a recovery), hourly fee or fixed flat rate.

In every case we provide each client with a written fee agreement detailing the terms and conditions. We always offer a free initial phone consultation and we appreciate the opportunity to work with you in obtaining payment of your disability insurance benefits.

Do I have to come to your office to work with your law firm?

No. For purposes of efficiency and to reduce expenses for our clients we have found that 99% of our clients prefer to communicate via telephone, e-mail, fax, GoToMeeting.com sessions, or Skype. If you prefer an initial in-person meeting please let us know. A disability company will never require you to come to their office and similarly we are set up so that we handle your entire claim without the need for you to come to our office.

How can I contact you?

When you call us during normal business hours you will immediately speak with a disability attorney. We can be reached at 800-682-8331 or by email. Lawyer and staff must return all client calls same day. Client emails are usually replied to within the same business day and seem to be the preferred and most efficient method of communication for most clients.

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Jeff S. (Kansas)

Due to my vision and health issues testimonials are not typical of me. Dell & Schaefer however did such a sensational, and professional job we felt it absolutely necessary to share the experience.

I had been thinking of pursuing a lump settlement on long term disability with the insurance company for some time. Decided on Dell & Schaefer after much research on several firms across the country. Residing in the Midwest did cause some reservations about choosing a firm around 1500 miles away. However shortly after choosing Dell & Schaefer my concerns where quickly put to rest by how proficient the team is, and how they are always there with you. Never waited for a response and always felt like we knew exactly what was going on every step of the way.

I got the pleasure of working with Mr. Stephen Jessup Esquire, along with Sonia R. Nogueira, and team on my case. After contemplating my situation Steve was contacted to let him know it would be about three months before moving forward. I mention this because no pressure was ever felt to pursue or take a settlement and the firm awaited me to contact them again. No annoying emails, calls, letters, or any type of pressure to hire them. When questions arose the team was right there for me through the entire process and only a phone call or email away. Never had to wait for a response before or after retention. Mr. Jessup at one point during my case was out of country and still offered guidance when needed, almost immediately after emailing. Sonia also went above and beyond and took my call around six P.M. on a Friday to help me with some document questions. Simply an incredible level of service that seems rare anymore. I always felt truly comfortable!

Mr Jessup and everyone with the firm seemed to have a very good rapport with the insurance company. I mention this because within about two weeks of retention we had the first offer. Within less than four weeks we had reached a settlement agreement, and funds where in my account about two hassle free weeks later. This all transpired even with delays of the insurance rep taking vacation twice. Overall my settlement expectations where far exceeded. During the original consultation Mr. Jessup mentioned a monetary figure that was lower than the actual final settlement. There where no false promises or over inflated estimates as sometimes found elsewhere. Just an upfront honest answer of what could be to come. During the process I still received my monthly benefit and never had to deal with the insurance company directly. This in itself took so much stress out of my life. After three years I no longer had to continually jump through hoops when the insurance company requested something or worry that I might undeservedly lose benefits.

The above is just a small part of my experience on how I felt the professional and courteous team was always willing to go the extra mile. If you or someone you might be concerned about are in need of guidance my opinion is a better choice could not be made than contacting the team at Dell & Schaefer about options.

Because of the work done by those at Dell & Schaefer I now have the funds to live while attempting medical procedures that insurance will not cover. Hopefully because of this someday I can return to a career as I’m still almost twenty years from retirement age.

Thank you all at the firm again for returning some normalcy to my life and treating me like a person not a case!

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