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:
- Traumatic brain injury
- Alzheimer’s disease
- Pick’s disease
- Huntington’s disease
- Cerebral palsy
- Leukodystrophies (Krabbe disease)
- Mitochondrial encephalomyopathies (Kearns Syndrome)
- Multiple sclerosis
- Encephalitis, AIDS or other infectious disease
For more information, consult the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke and the American Academy of Neurology. We also update this page with new developments regarding disability benefits for brain atrophy.