Injury, Illness, and Neurological Disorders
Neurological disorders take many forms, but all are caused by a disruption of the body’s nervous system. When communication between the brain and body is disrupted either by injury, illness, or external factors, a number of problems can result. Among the most serious are paralysis, muscle weakness, numbness, loss of coordination, seizures, mental fog and confusion, pain, and episodes of unconsciousness. Though there are many types of neurological disorders, some of the most common causes are genetic disorders, infections of the nervous system, malnutrition, and injuries to the brain, spinal cord or nerves.
Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson ‘s disease, and Huntington’s Disease are caused by degeneration of the nervous system, causing a disconnect between mind and body, causing both cognitive and physical problems. Traumatic brain injuries, contusions and other injuries of the back and neck, spinal cord trauma, and other acute injuries to the central nervous system can cause serious side effects such as epilepsy, loss of coordination, speech difficulties, and sensory impairment.
SSD and Neurological Disorders
Neurological diseases cause severe damage to the brain and nervous system. There are many neurological disorders that prevent a person from gainful employment. The attorneys at Berger and Green have represented individuals in claims for SSD and SSI who can no longer work due to a neurological disorder.
Eligibility for SSD Benefits
To be eligible for Social Security disability benefits, you must be found disabled and unable to work a minimum of 12 consecutive months. If you or a loved one has a neurological condition due to illness or injury and have difficulty with daily tasks, you may be entitled to benefits through Social Security Disability. If you have questions about your claim for Social Security Disability or SSI, or have been denied, call Berger and Green for a free evaluation of your claim. When choosing an attorney for your Social Security Disability claim or SSI, choose an attorney with experience. Call Berger and Green at 1-(412) 661-1400 for your free evaluation today.
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