Vestibular Dysfunction Disability Claims Attorneys Representing Policyholders Throughout the U.S.
At Disability Insurance Law Group, our nationwide attorneys know vestibular dysfunction is a disturbance of the body’s balance system that can impact the lives of those with the condition differently.
- Intolerance to head motion.
- Nausea and vomiting.
- Postural instability.
- Spontaneous nystagmus.
- Unsteady gait.
The prevalence of each symptom varies, and there is no single symptom that is specifically characteristic or indicative of vestibular dysfunction.
Some commonly diagnosed vestibular disorders include:
- Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV).
- Ménière’s disease.
- Vestibular neuritis.
Determinations of impairment due to vestibular dysfunction are often made by healthcare professionals, including otolaryngologists — ear, nose, and throat specialists — neurologists, and physical therapists specializing in vestibular rehabilitation.
Treatment options for vestibular dysfunction may include medications, physical therapy for vestibular rehabilitation, lifestyle modifications, and balance training that can take an extended time, requiring long work absences. This is when someone living with vestibular dysfunction’s disability insurance can change the trajectory of their livelihood and overall quality of life.
When a disability insurance claim is denied, it can physically, emotionally, and financially devastate vestibular dysfunction sufferers. We want to help.
Our national vestibular dysfunction 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 Vestibular Dysfunction Considered an Impairment?
The vestibular system in the inner ear plays a crucial role in balance and spatial orientation. Dysfunction of the vestibular system can lead to symptoms such as vertigo, dizziness, imbalance, and spatial disorientation.
Vestibular dysfunction is considered an impairment when it significantly interferes with an individual’s ability to carry out daily activities, maintain employment, and engage in social interactions.
Here are some considerations for when vestibular dysfunction may be considered an impairment:
If vestibular dysfunction significantly impairs a person’s ability to perform basic activities of daily living (ADLs), such as walking, standing, and maintaining balance, it may be considered an impairment.
- Occupational Implications
Vestibular dysfunction can impact a person’s ability to work. Jobs that require coordination, balance, and spatial awareness may be particularly affected. The impact on job performance, attendance, and the ability to carry out essential job functions is a crucial consideration.
Vestibular dysfunction can pose safety concerns for the affected individual. If there is an increased risk of falls or accidents due to impaired balance and spatial orientation, it may contribute to the severity of impairment.
- Cognitive and Emotional Impact
Vestibular dysfunction can have cognitive and emotional consequences. Persistent symptoms such as vertigo or dizziness may contribute to anxiety, fear, and overall impairment.
The duration and frequency of vestibular dysfunction symptoms are essential considerations. Chronic or frequent symptoms that persist over time and significantly impair overall functioning may be viewed as impairments.
The effectiveness of treatment in managing vestibular dysfunction is considered. If symptoms persist despite medical interventions, it may contribute to the severity of impairment and require sufferers to pursue their disability insurance policy for help. If this is true for you, we can help.
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 Vestibular Dysfunction Disability Insurance Attorneys Today
Contact our national vestibular dysfunction 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.