Multiple sclerosis is a neurological disorder that leads to irreversible nerve damage. Because nerves are responsible for carrying information from the brain to the rest of the body, nerve damage can lead to many different kinds of impairments that either arise in the brain itself or lead to a type of “locked-in” syndrome.
Sadly, multiple sclerosis is a disorder that gets progressively worse. Over time, victims can lose the ability to work and provide for loved ones. However, this disorder is also recognized as a potential disability by the Social Security Administration. If you have been diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, you should contact a qualified Indiana long-term disability attorney from Hankey Law Office, today at (800) 520-3633 to discuss your benefit eligibility.
Understanding Multiple Sclerosis
Multiple sclerosis, or MS, is a disorder that affects the myelin sheath around the nerves. Myelin sheaths surround nerves, allowing them to transmit information with such rapidity that we do not notice a delay between our thoughts and actions. With MS, the body’s own immune system eats away at this myelin sheath, slowing or even stopping the transmission of information via nerves.
Symptoms of MS
There are several different signs of MS, and these symptoms can develop into disabling problems that could prevent you from working. These symptoms include:
- Numbness or weakness in the limbs
- Double or blurred vision, leading to vision loss
- Loss of coordination
- Trembling or shakiness
- Feelings of electric shock with certain movements
While victims may be able to overcome the symptoms at first, MS gets progressively worse. It can inhibit victims from driving and performing other everyday tasks.
Frustratingly, multiple sclerosis can be physically, mentally, and financially draining. However, you may be eligible for financial compensation to help you with your medical bills and loss of wages. To learn more about your options, contact an experienced Indiana long-term disability lawyer from Hankey Law Office, at (800) 520-3633 today.