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Ataxia Disability Claims Attorneys Representing Policyholders Throughout the U.S.

Ataxia Disability Claims Attorneys

At Disability Insurance Law Group, our Florida and nationwide attorneys know that not all medical conditions are as easily diagnosed as others. Some can be identified using X-rays. Others with blood tests. Ataxia is diagnosed using a combination of strategies that may include medical history, family history, and a complete neurological evaluation.

Ataxia, according to the National Ataxia Foundation, is a degenerative disease of the nervous system that can affect people of all ages. Symptom-onset can vary widely, from childhood to late adulthood. Many who suffer from Ataxia may experience problems using their fingers and hands, arms, legs, walking, speaking, or moving their eyes.

Complications from the disease are serious and oftentimes debilitating, with some types leading to early death. Because of the severity of the condition, Ataxia can prevent sufferers from performing the duties that come with full-time employment. For that reason, they may qualify for disability benefits.

Our Ataxia disability insurance attorneys assist policyholders throughout the U.S. in strategically submitting their claims by outlining the severity of their conditions and compiling the necessary medical records to support their disabilities.

If you have disability insurance and are in the United States, allow our Florida and nationwide disability insurance claims attorneys to help you pursue the benefits afforded through your policy.

We have successfully produced real results for real people across the U.S. who needed our help, and can pursue your disability insurance company for the help you need today. Contact us now to learn more.

When is Ataxia Considered an Impairment?

Ataxia impacts everyone differently, as symptoms vary by person and the type of condition. The rate of progression also varies, as symptoms may worsen slowly over the years, or quickly and become debilitating in just months.

Ataxia is the result of damage to the cerebellum, the part of the brain that is responsible for coordinating movement, resulting in symptoms that mimic those of alcohol or drug impairment.

They include, but are not limited to:

  • Bowel or bladder dysfunction.
  • Deterioration of fine motor skills.
  • Difficulty walking.
  • Dizziness.
  • Eye movement abnormalities.
  • Fatigue.
  • Gait abnormalities.
  • Heart problems.
  • Lack of coordination.
  • Low blood pressure with sitting or standing.
  • Pain.
  • Rigidity.
  • Sexual dysfunction.
  • Slurred speech.
  • Spasticity.
  • Tremors.
  • Trouble eating and swallowing.

Individuals with Ataxia often require the use of wheelchairs, walkers, and/or scooters to aid in their mobility. If you are experiencing health problems that resemble Ataxia but have not yet been diagnosed, find an Ataxia provider in your area to get the help you need today.

How is Ataxia Diagnosed?

Ataxia is diagnosed through a complete neurological and physical exam by a qualified medical physician who will also explore the patient’s medical and family history.

In addition, the diagnosis may be obtained by a physician through:

  • Lab tests that may include blood and urine studies.
  • Genetic testing to identify gene or chromosome changes, which are known to increase the risk for certain inherited conditions.
  • Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) records images of organs and structures in the body.

Certain conditions can cause Ataxia to develop suddenly, including:

  • Brain hemorrhage.
  • Exposure to certain drugs.
  • Head injuries.
  • Infections.
  • Slowed or stopped breathing or heart.
  • Stroke.

Other conditions can cause Ataxia to appear gradually, including:

  • Alcohol abuse.
  • Certain vitamin deficiencies.
  • Chronic exposure to certain drugs.
  • Hypothyroidism.
  • Multiple sclerosis.

Ataxia treatment involves a combination of medication to treat symptoms and therapy to improve quality of life. If you have been diagnosed with Ataxia, there are support groups available in your area to connect with others, in person or virtually, who are affected by the condition. They are a great way to learn about resources and make new friends.

If you would like to learn more about pursuing U.S. disability benefits for Ataxia contact our Florida disability insurance lawyers for a free consultation today.

Whether your disability insurance coverage was underwritten as a private or employer-provided policy, we have over 50 years of combined experience pursuing all insurance coverages and corporations for the benefits policyholders across the nation deserve.

At Disability Insurance Law Group, we also offer insurance claims for the following conditions:

Contact our Skilled Disability Insurance Attorneys Today

Contact our skilled disability insurance attorneys today by calling 954-989-9000 or contact us online to schedule a completely free and confidential case assessment, so we can put our legal skills and resources to work for you — no matter where you live or work in the U.S.

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