Disabilities from Stroke
Stroke, also known as the “silent killer,” can hit people with little or no prior warning. While stroke claims 4.4 million Americans each year, it also leaves many alive but disabled. Strokes can cause extensive brain damage that may interfere with your ability to work and earn money to care for yourself and your loved ones.
Thankfully, the Social Security Administration recognizes the difficulty or impossibility of working after suffering from a disabling stroke. If you are now unable to work after a stroke, you may be eligible for disability benefits from the Social Security Administration. For legal help with the application process, contact an experienced Indiana long-term disability lawyer from Hankey Law Office today at (800) 520-3633.
The Dangers of Strokes
Strokes occur when something interrupts the blood flow to the brain. This can be due to a blockage or a rupture of a blood vessel, which deprives the delicate brain tissue of the life-giving oxygen and nutrients carried by your blood. Without oxygen, brain tissue begins to die in four to five minutes. Thus, even in this short amount of time, someone can suffer from irreparable brain damage.
Long-Term Stroke Damage
The brain damage from a stroke can include the following:
- Difficulty communicating clearly and effectively
- Inability to hear or understand communication
- Partial or complete paralysis, sometimes limited to one side of the body
Although some stroke damage can be recovered over time with the help of therapy, many times the damage is permanent. If you have suffered from a stroke, you should consult a lawyer about disability coverage today.
After a stroke, you may feel weak and helpless due to brain damage. If you are unable to work due to a stroke, you may be eligible for disability coverage to help you regain your confidence as well as to help you with your medical bills. To learn more, contact an Indiana long-term disability attorney from Hankey Law Office at (800) 520-3633 today.