Peripheral Neuropathy Disability Claims Attorneys Representing Policyholders Throughout the U.S.
At Disability Insurance Law Group, our nationwide claims attorneys know peripheral neuropathy is a condition that affects the nerves outside of the brain and spinal cord. It cannot usually be cured, but some things can be done to prevent it from worsening.
Symptoms of peripheral neuropathy include:
- Burning, stabbing, or shooting pain in affected areas.
- Excess sweating.
- Heat intolerance.
- Loss of balance and coordination.
- Muscle weakness, especially in the feet.
- Numbness and tingling in the hands or feet.
Things that can make neuropathy worse include high levels of stress and anxiety, physical stress and exertion, and strenuous exercise, which are often criteria for those who live with the condition’s jobs.
This is where disability insurance can make an essential difference in their lives.
When a disability insurance claim is denied, it can physically, emotionally, and financially devastate Peripheral neuropathy sufferers. We want to help.
Our national Peripheral neuropathy disability insurance attorneys assist policyholders throughout the U.S. in strategically submitting their claims by outlining the severity of their conditions, compiling the necessary medical records to support their disabilities, and negotiating with their private or employer-provided insurer to achieve the benefits they are entitled to for their impairment.
Call us today to learn more about how we have successfully produced real results for real people across the U.S. who need our help and how we can assist you in moving forward with confidence during a free consultation.
When is Peripheral Neuropathy Considered an Impairment?
Peripheral neuropathy refers to damage to the peripheral nerves, leading to pain, tingling, numbness, and weakness in the extremities.
Peripheral neuropathy is considered an impairment when it significantly affects an individual’s ability to independently perform basic activities of daily living (ADLs) tasks or other functions. The severity of peripheral neuropathy can vary, and its impact on everyday life determines whether it is an impairment.
Medical professionals, including neurologists and other specialists, play a crucial role in evaluating the severity of peripheral neuropathy and its impact on an individual’s life. Medical documentation, including clinical assessments, nerve conduction studies, and treatment history, is often considered to determine impairment.
Here are some considerations:
Peripheral neuropathy can lead to significant functional limitations, affecting a person’s ability to independently perform basic activities of daily living (ADLs). This includes walking, dressing, using the hands, and maintaining balance.
- Mobility and Motor Skills
Impaired mobility and motor skills are common in peripheral neuropathy. If symptoms like numbness or weakness in the legs and feet substantially impact a person’s ability to move, walk, or perform manual tasks, it may be considered an impairment.
Peripheral neuropathy can affect a person’s ability to perform job-related tasks, particularly those that require coordination, fine motor skills, or prolonged periods of standing or walking. Jobs that involve repetitive movements or activities that put pressure on the affected nerves may be challenging for individuals with peripheral neuropathy.
- Chronic Pain and Discomfort
Chronic pain, tingling, or discomfort associated with peripheral neuropathy can significantly impact an individual’s quality of life. If the symptoms are severe and persistent, they may contribute to the impairment.
- Activities Requiring Sensation
Peripheral neuropathy can affect sensation in the hands and feet. If a person’s ability to feel and respond to touch or temperature is impaired, it may impact their safety and ability to perform certain activities.
- Underlying Causes and Systemic Effects
Identifying and addressing the underlying causes of peripheral neuropathy is essential. If peripheral neuropathy is part of a broader systemic condition that affects multiple organ systems, the overall impact on health and functioning may contribute to the impairment.
Individuals experiencing peripheral neuropathy should seek medical attention for a thorough evaluation, diagnosis, and appropriate management. If necessary, working with healthcare professionals and, in some cases, disability assessment professionals can help individuals navigate the impact of peripheral neuropathy on their daily lives and employment.
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 nationwide deserve.
At Disability Insurance Law Group, we also offer insurance claims for the following conditions:
Contact our Skilled Peripheral Neuropathy Disability Insurance Attorneys Today
Contact our national peripheral neuropathy disability insurance attorneys today by calling 954-989-9000 or contact us online to schedule a 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.