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Filing for a disability claim for epilepsy can be a serious struggle when you are trying to manage your disease and trying to get your ERISA claim approved. While the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA) sets standards for filing these claims to protect individuals, that doesn’t mean that things will go smoothly. From our offices in Fresno, California, the legal team at ERISA Law Center fights for those individuals to earn the benefits that they need so dearly.

Let An Attorney Who Understands Epilepsy Help You With Your ERISA Claim

If your insurer denied your initial long-term disability claim for epilepsy, it can feel like they are underestimating your disease. At ERISA Law Center, we understand how serious epilepsy can be.

Dealing with recurring and gratuitous seizures is challenging, but when the cause is often unclear and many individuals are unable to find an effective treatment, the stress can become a serious burden. Insurance companies should not underestimate living with a disease that can have serious social, emotional and physical consequences and that has 150,000 new cases arising each year in the United States alone.

Make Sure You Do Everything You Can For Your Epilepsy Disability Claim

Our firm has more than 35 years of experience helping clients with their long-term disability cases. Our skilled lawyers know how to work with insurance companies. We serve clients nationwide, and pride ourselves in giving honest, real advice to our clients. When we work with you, we will review the whole situation to make sure that we don’t overlook any critical detail to your claim.

Filing a disability claim for epilepsy can be difficult enough, and issues may also arise if you are already “on claim” and receiving benefits. Whether you need help with a new claim or want to discuss filing an appeal after your epilepsy claim was denied or your benefits were terminated, an attorney at ERISA Law Center may be able to help. Our team protects the rights of claimants under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act and fights tirelessly to secure the benefits they need and deserve.

Epilepsy By The Numbers

Epilepsy is a serious disorder that is characterized by recurrent and unprovoked seizures, which may vary in type and severity. Epileptic seizures can affect all areas of your life. They can impact one’s ability to work and to drive, as a seizure may strike at virtually any time. Such a seizure may simply appear as a person staring off into space for a few seconds all the way to violent shaking and loss of alertness.

Epilepsy is the fourth most common neurological disorder and can affect people of all ages. According to the Epilepsy Foundation:

  • Approximately 65 million people worldwide and 3.4 million people in the U.S. suffer from epilepsy.
  • One in 26 people in the U.S. will develop epilepsy during their life.
  • In six out of 10 epilepsy cases, there is no known cause.
  • One-third of those living with epilepsy are unable to find workable treatments and as a result, must deal with uncontrollable seizures.
  • Approximately one in 1,000 individuals who have epilepsy will die from Sudden Unexpected Death in Epilepsy (SUDEP) — the cause of these deaths is unclear and may be different in each situation.

These troubling statistics are an indication of just how difficult it can be to live with epilepsy as well as the serious nature of the condition. If you or someone you love is among those struggling with epilepsy, our experienced attorneys can guide you through the process of filing a disability claim or help you work through the appeals process if a claim has already been denied.

Discuss Your Case With An Experienced ERISA Attorney

When your right to benefits is at risk, you need an experienced legal professional who can fight to protect those rights. At ERISA Law Center, we exclusively handle ERISA claims, appeals and litigation. We represent clients across the country and are ready to see how we can help you.

Contact an ERISA lawyer at our Fresno office for a free, confidential case review by calling 866-360-0983, 559-549-6490 or by completing our online form. You do not need to walk this legal road alone. We will stand beside you each step of the way.