Get The Benefits You Deserve
When you are trying to file or keep a multiple sclerosis claim, it can be difficult simply because of the nature of the disease. Most people who are familiar with the disease know that multiple sclerosis destroys the integrity of the nerves in your body, which makes communication from your brain to the rest of your body challenging.
While this damage can cause victims to lose their ability to walk, speak or use their limbs, the severity of these symptoms varies based on a lot of factors. This can make it difficult to prove that your unique case deserves a long-term disability claim.
Because the main goal of an insurance agency is to earn money, they will often fight your claim for disability. Our lawyers here at ERISA Law Center in Fresno, California, have dedicated our business to fighting for our clients to help them get the benefits they deserve from their insurance.
ERISA Law Center Fights Aggressively For Your Rights
While there is no known cause for this autoimmune disease, that does not mean your situation is hopeless. Your insurance should help you when you need it, so do not let them deny your claim without a fight.
Our attorneys are available to our clients during all hours of the day. We want to make sure you are thoroughly supported throughout your claims process. Taking on your insurance company can feel overwhelming. Thankfully you don’t have to do it alone.
The Symptoms Of Multiple Sclerosis
The symptoms an individual who has MS may experience can vary greatly. For example, those with severe multiple sclerosis may have more extreme symptoms such as lack of mobility. This condition can be difficult to diagnose in the early stages because symptoms can subside for long periods of time.
In general, an individual with MS may experience the following symptoms:
- Numbness/weakness in limbs (typically one side or the bottom half of the body)
- Partial or complete loss of vision
- Pain with eye movement, known as optic neuritis
- Blurred vision/double vision
- Tingling or pain throughout different parts of the body
- Sensations of electric-shock with certain actions
- Lack of coordination
These symptoms may be triggered or worsened with an increase in body temperature. Many people with multiple sclerosis – especially in the beginning stages – will experience a sudden relapse of symptoms, followed by phases of total or partial remission. This fact makes the condition extremely challenging to correctly diagnose.
Testing For Multiple Sclerosis
MS is an autoimmune disease with no known cause. As the body’s immune system begins to attack its own tissues, the myelin, or fatty substance that coats nerve fibers, is destroyed. Subsequently, the brain and spinal cord are exposed and messages traveling along the nerve are slowed down or blocked.
Doctors may use a spinal tap to determine if there are any abnormalities potentially linked to MS in a patient. An MRI or evoked potential test may be used to help determine if multiple sclerosis is the cause of your medical condition. Often, diagnosis is established by ruling out other possible conditions.
While there is no cure for multiple sclerosis, treatments can help change the course of the disease or address negative symptoms.
Secure The Legal Representation Of An Experienced ERISA Lawyer
At ERISA Law Center, we understand that the symptoms of MS can vary depending on the amount of damage and which nerves are directly affected. We have experience helping individuals in various stages of this disease secure the ERISA benefits they need and deserve.
Have you been diagnosed with MS? Do you need to apply for benefits under ERISA? Or have you had a claim denied? Whatever the case, our ERISA attorney has the experience and insight to help. Our legal team is ready to fight for you. Call our Fresno office at 866-360-0983 or complete our online form to schedule a free, confidential case review today.