Ankylosing Spondylitis Disability Insurance Attorneys
Guiding You Through Your Ankylosing Spondylitis Claim
Also known as rheumatoid spondylitis and Bechterew disease, ankylosing spondylitis is a form of ongoing joint inflammation (arthritis) that primarily affects the spine. Unlike other types of arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis typically appears in adolescence or early adulthood. Over time, the condition can cause vertebrae (the bones of the spine) to fuse together, thus limiting mobility and causing disability. Sadly, there is no cure for ankylosing spondylitis, which often runs in families and affects men more than it affects women.
If ankylosing spondylitis takes away your ability to work and you have disability insurance through your employer or a private policy, you may be able to meet your everyday needs with short-term or long-term disability benefits. Dabdoub Law Firm has more than 20 years of experience helping clients like you recover disability insurance coverage. We help individuals and families all over the country and in various occupations overcome the challenges presented by their medical conditions.
You can depend on us to help with your ankylosing spondylitis disability claim, every step of the way. We can help you apply for benefits, appeal a denial, and even file a lawsuit should the need arise.
What Are the Symptoms of Ankylosing Spondylitis?
The earliest symptoms of ankylosing spondylitis come from inflammation of the sacroiliac joints. These are the joints at the base of the spine (the sacrum) and between the pelvic bones (the ilia).
Someone with ankylosing spondylitis might experience back pain and stiffness, especially in the lower back or hips.
Other symptoms may include:
- Pain in other joints (the shoulders, hip, and knees)
- Abdominal pain and loose bowel movements
- Restricted movement
- Difficulty breathing
- Feeling very tired
- Skin rashes
- Loss of appetite and weight loss
- Increased risk for vertebral fractures
- Eye inflammation (Acute iritis)
- Complications involving the heart, lungs, and nervous system
For some people, the symptoms of ankylosing spondylitis come and go, but others experience severe, ongoing pain. Doctors diagnose ankylosing spondylitis using a patient’s medical history, a physical examination, and imaging tests (x-rays).
If you are diagnosed with ankylosing spondylitis, your doctor may be able to help you manage your pain. Nevertheless, the pain and symptoms associated with ankylosing spondylitis can be debilitating.
When your symptoms are unbearable and prevent you from working, Dabdoub Law Firm is here to help.
Disability Insurance Companies Have Lawyers. Shouldn’t You?
Because this law firm was created to focus on disability insurance, we have developed expertise in this complex area of the law.
Our expertise in long-term disability claims means our clients have the backing of a law firm with attorneys who have:
- Expertise in disability claims
- Fought all major disability insurance companies and know their tactics
- A track record of success
- Won major disability lawsuits that created good law
- Recovered millions of dollars in disability benefits
Get experienced disability lawyers on your side with:
- Submitting a disability insurance claim
- Appealing a long-term disability denial
- Negotiating a lump-sum settlement
- Filing a lawsuit against your disability insurance company
Contact us today for a free consultation with a disability attorney.