Myasthenia Gravis is a type of neurological and autoimmune disorder that causes significant disruption in message transfers between nerve cells and muscles cells. The cause of this neurological disorder is unknown. In people with Myasthenia Gravis, the autoimmune component of the disorder causes antibodies to be produced which then interrupt messages between the muscle and nerve cells. This results in muscle weakness and limits the individual’s ability to perform certain tasks.
If Myasthenia Gravis is interfering with your ability to make a living, you should consider applying for Social Security disability benefits. The Indiana long-term disability attorneys of the Hankey Law Office are a compassionate and skilled team of lawyers who believe in the importance of Social Security benefits for those that need them. If you are considering going through the process of applying for benefits, contact us today at (800) 520-3633 to discuss your case with an experienced legal professional.
Symptoms of Myasthenia Gravis
Physical activity can become very difficult for individuals with Myasthenia Gravis. Some of the most common symptoms of this disorder include:
- Difficulty swallowing or talking
- Breathing trouble
- Trouble climbing stairs
- Drooping eyelids
- Double vision
- Difficulty rising after being seated
- Difficulty lifting objects
- Facial muscle weakness
These and other symptoms can have a significant effect on a person’s ability to work. If you or someone you love is struggling with Myasthenia Gravis, Social Security benefits may be a necessity.
The process of applying for and obtaining long-term disability benefits can be extremely complicated. The experienced and knowledgeable Indiana long-term disability lawyers of the Hankey Law Office can help you through this process and get you closer to obtaining the benefits you need. Contact one of our dedicated attorneys today at (800) 520-3633.