Cerebral Atrophy Disability Claims Attorneys Representing Policyholders Across the U.S.
At Disability Insurance Law Group, our Florida and Nationwide attorneys represent individuals who are seeking long-term disability for a condition called Cerebral Atrophy, so they can focus on their care.
Cerebral atrophy is the loss of nerve cells, also called neurons, and the connections that help them communicate in the brain’s tissues. There are two main types of brain atrophy: focal atrophy, which occurs in specific brain regions, and generalized atrophy, which occurs across the brain.
Brain atrophy can occur during the natural aging process, but can also be the result of injury, infections, and certain underlying medical conditions.
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When is Cerebral Atrophy Considered an Impairment?
Brain atrophy can affect one or multiple regions of the brain, which makes it difficult — or in some cases impossible — for the individual to participate in daily activities, including regular employment.
According to the National Institute of Neurological Conditions and Stroke, the symptoms will vary depending on the location of the atrophy and its severity, but may include:
- Aphasia, which can affect a person’s ability to produce or understand speech, or the ability to read or write.
- Behavioral changes.
- Bitter or metallic taste in the mouth.
- Drooling or frothing at the mouth.
- Grunting and snorting.
- Jerking eye movements.
- Language problems.
- Loss of consciousness.
- Loss of empathy.
- Memory loss.
- Mood disturbances.
- Muscle spasms.
- Poor judgment.
- Problems with movement and coordination.
- Slowed thinking.
- Teeth clenching.
Brain atrophy can occur because of:
- An injury, including a traumatic brain injury (TBI).
In some cases, brain atrophy may occur because of a chronic disorder or condition, including:
- Cerebral Palsy.
- Dementia, including Alzheimer’s disease.
- Frontotemporal dementia.
- Huntington’s Disease.
- Leukodystrophies, a group of rare genetic conditions affecting the nervous system.
- Mitochondrial Encephalomyopathies, a group of disorders that affect the nervous system.
- Multiple Sclerosis (MS).
- Pick’s Disease.
If you have been diagnosed with Cerebral Atrophy, our disability insurance attorneys assist individuals throughout the country with their disability insurance claims, so they can thoroughly and strategically apply for the benefits they need to take back control of their lives.
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How is Cerebral Atrophy Diagnosed?
When diagnosing brain atrophy, a doctor may begin by taking a full medical history and asking about a person’s symptoms. This may include asking questions about when the symptoms began and if there was an event that triggered them.
The doctor may also conduct:
- Language tests.
- Memory tests.
- Specific tests of brain function.
If a physician suspects brain atrophy in a patient, they will need to locate the brain damage and assess its severity. This will require an MRI or CT scan.
Once an individual has been diagnosed with Cerebral Atrophy, common treatment may include:
The treatment options for brain atrophy will vary depending on its location, severity, and cause.
- Occupational therapy.
- Physical therapy.
- Speech therapy.
- Medications to treat infections that result in brain inflammation or atrophy, if applicable.
Several disorders and conditions can lead to brain atrophy. Many of these conditions currently have no cure, so treatment generally focuses on managing the symptoms.
If you have been struggling with Cerebral Atrophy that is impacting your ability to work and lead a normal life, contact our experienced disability insurance claims attorneys for help pursuing a claim. We have successfully produced real results for real people across the U.S. who needed our help and can provide the same customized legal strategy for your claim.
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