Stroke is one of the most conditions causing long-term disability. A stroke occurs when the blood supply to part of your brain is interrupted, preventing the brain tissue from getting oxygen and nutrients. A stroke can cause temporary or permanent disabilities such as:
- Paralysis or loss of muscle movement
- Difficulty talking or swallowing
- Memory loss or thinking difficulties
- Emotional problems
- Chronic pain
- Changes in behavior and self-care ability
Long-Term Disability Claims For Stroke Are Often Initially Denied
Long-term disability companies will deny claims for strokes because they claim the after-effects and symptoms do not cause lasting functional impairment.
There are ways to prove that a stroke and its resulting impairments cause long term disability and limits a person’s ability to work. This includes:
- Consistent notes from doctors detailing the aftereffects of a stroke.
- Undergoing a “Functional Capacity Evaluation” to prove physical functional restrictions and limitations.
- Neuropsychological evaluations to establish cognitive impairments
- Personal statements provided by you or a trust third-party that details your functional impairments before and after the stroke.
Our Lawyers Specialize in Disability Insurance Claims
Because our law firm has always focused only on disability insurance, our lawyers are experts in legal representation for disability insurance benefits.
That means our disability lawyers have:
- Won several major disability lawsuits that help make better law for disability claimants;
- Experience fighting every major insurance company, such as UNUM, Hartford, MetLife, CIGNA, Prudential, and more.
- Successfully represented hundreds of clients and won millions of dollars in disability benefits.
Because federal law applies to most disability insurance claims, we can help clients across the country.
Disability insurance companies have lawyers. You should too. Call Dabdoub Law Firm to get experienced disability lawyers on your side.
We can help with:
- Submitting a disability insurance claim;
- Appealing a long-term disability denial;
- Negotiating a lump-sum settlement; or
- Filing a lawsuit against your disability insurance company.
Call (800) 969-0488 for a free consultation with a disability attorney. No fees or costs until you get paid.