Quadriplegia: Victims Seeking Legal HelpWritten by Carla Ballatan
Donít stay forever pitying a relative, friend or acquaintance who suffers from quadriplegia, a form of spinal cord injury. They are one of 10,000 Americans who suffer from spinal cord injuries and permanent paralysis in their arms or legs, every year.
When an injury occurs to spinal cord is occurs, cord is not typically cut but thin fibrous extensions of nerve cells surrounded by vertebrae are crushed and damaged. Pathways of nerve cells, called axons, in cord are disrupted once an injury to cord occurs and a person loses sensation and control over critical body functions.
Quadriplegia (also called Tetraplegia) is a person with a spinal cord injury near top of spine (between C1 to T1). It refers to loss of sensation and mobility in both upper and lower body. Spastic quadriplegia arises when all four limbs are affected with increased tone, decreased movements and brisk reflexes. It often is associated with mental retardation, visual problems and hearing impairment. Either this is result of illness or intentional wrong, or negligent act by some other liable person that inflicted spinal cord injury.
You can stop feeling sorry for sufferers you know and start helping them out in taking legal action for their condition. Persons who suffered spinal cord injury, particularly quadriplegia should get legal evaluation immediately after accident. Legal consultation from attorneys is critical because victims need to find out help that they are entitled to. Even accidents that result to quadriplegia that appears to be no oneís fault could still result in a recovery since injuries are so severe. Damage claims will often exceed amount of available insurance coverage.
What To Do If Your Disability Case is DeniedWritten by Carla Ballatan
Some American working class citizen come to point in their lives when they find out that they become disabled due to a physical impairment/illness and can no longer perform on their present jobs or cannot hold down any kind of jobs anymore. To compensate for income loss, they will go to file for disability insurance claims under programs of Social Security Ė Social Security Disability Insurance and Supplemental Security Income.
Initially, after filing for disability insurance claims, they believe for a while that everything will go smoothly for them. Alas, when they first applied for Social Security Disability Benefits, very few claimants were ever told how long process of eventually securing their claims might take. Thatís because of an unfortunate fact, that 60-70% of claims for disability are denied at initial level. During reconsideration level, even more are denied, up to 80-85%. Because of this, processing for social security disability benefits may take up to 2 Ĺ years.
If youíre one of many who filed for disability benefits claims and have received that first notification letter from Social Security Administration (SSA) that your case is denied, donít panic! Also, since we also given you statistics of social security disability claims being denied, realize this reality and do not doubt strength of your case or severity of your impairments. Nor do you hesitate to file for appeal for this is necessary. Donít fall into trend of not appealing your claim or file a brand new claim!