Myasthenia Gravis Disability Attorneys
Handling Myasthenia Gravis Claims Across the United States
Myasthenia gravis translates to “grave muscle weakness” and is a chronic autoimmune, neuromuscular disease. The condition worsens after periods of activity and improves after periods of rest, which can make it difficult for people with myasthenia gravis to maintain gainful employment. Fortunately, individuals who have disability insurance via their employer or a private policy may have access to short-term or long-term disability benefits. This coverage can help them take the time they need to recover and/or supplement their income while they focus on their health.
If you have been diagnosed with myasthenia gravis and need help accessing short-term or long-term disability benefits, Dabdoub Law Firm is here for you. We’ve been helping people across the country manage their disability insurance claims for more than 20 years. Our firm helps people in all sorts of occupations get the financial aid they need. Whether you’re creating a claim, appealing a denial, or filing a lawsuit, our attorneys are ready to help you and willing to fight for your rights. If we need to, we are not afraid to take your claim all the way to federal court.
Understanding Myasthenia Gravis
Typically, myasthenia gravis causes weakness in your voluntary muscles, particularly the muscles in the face. This occurs because your body’s immune system makes antibodies that block or change some of the nerve signals you send to your muscles.
Symptoms of myasthenia gravis may include:
- Weakness of the eye muscles
- Drooping of one or both eyelids
- A change in facial expression
- Blurred or double vision
- Impaired speech
- Difficulty swallowing
- Shortness of breath
- Weakness in the arms, hands, fingers, legs, and neck
Some people with myasthenia gravis may also experience one or more myasthenic crises. A myasthenic crisis occurs when the muscles that control breathing weaken to the point of respiratory failure. When this occurs, people with myasthenia gravis may require a ventilator to help them breathe.
Experiencing this kind of crisis, or even anticipating one, can make it hard to keep up at work. Additionally, episodes of muscle weakness in the face and upper body can make it impossible to meet the duties of your occupation.
Worse still, the medications that help treat myasthenia gravis have major side effects. In some cases, an individual must choose between prioritizing their health and being able to function at work.
If you need time to recover and you have disability insurance, Dabdoub Law Firm can help you.
Disability Insurance Companies Have Lawyers. Shouldn’t You?
If you are facing a long-term disability claim denial, you should consult an experienced disability lawyer. Our lawyers specialize in disability claims with insurance companies.
- Dabdoub Law Firm has expertise in disability insurance claims.
- The firm was built to fight for people who were wrongly denied long term disability benefits.
- We have fought every major disability insurance company and recovered millions of dollars in disability benefits for clients.
- We have a proven track record of success in major disability lawsuits that helped improve the law for claimants.
Because federal law applies to most disability insurance claims, we do not have to be located in your state to help.
All our lawyers commit every day to helping people get disability benefits from insurance companies.
Contact us to get help 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