Quadriplegia: Victims Seeking Legal Help

Written 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 ofrepparttar 10,000 Americans who suffer from spinal cord injuries and permanent paralysis in their arms or legs, every year.

When an injury occurs torepparttar 119190 spinal cord is occurs,repparttar 119191 cord is not typically cut butrepparttar 119192 thin fibrous extensions of nerve cells surrounded byrepparttar 119193 vertebrae are crushed and damaged. Pathways ofrepparttar 119194 nerve cells, called axons, inrepparttar 119195 cord are disrupted once an injury torepparttar 119196 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 nearrepparttar 119197 top ofrepparttar 119198 spine (between C1 to T1). It refers torepparttar 119199 loss of sensation and mobility in bothrepparttar 119200 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 isrepparttar 119201 result of illness or intentional wrong, or negligent act by some other liable person that inflictedrepparttar 119202 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 afterrepparttar 119203 accident. Legal consultation from attorneys is critical because victims need to find outrepparttar 119204 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 sincerepparttar 119205 injuries are so severe. Damage claims will often exceedrepparttar 119206 amount of available insurance coverage.

What To Do If Your Disability Case is Denied

Written by Carla Ballatan


Some American working class citizen come torepparttar 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 forrepparttar 119189 income loss, they will go to file for disability insurance claims underrepparttar 119190 programs of Social Security Ė Social Security Disability Insurance and Supplemental Security Income.

Initially, after filing forrepparttar 119191 disability insurance claims, they believe for a while that everything will go smoothly for them. Alas, when they first applied forrepparttar 119192 Social Security Disability Benefits, very few claimants were ever told how longrepparttar 119193 process of eventually securing their claims might take. Thatís because of an unfortunate fact, that 60-70% of claims for disability are denied atrepparttar 119194 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 ofrepparttar 119195 many who filed for disability benefits claims and have received that first notification letter fromrepparttar 119196 Social Security Administration (SSA) that your case is denied, donít panic! Also, since we also given yourepparttar 119197 statistics of social security disability claims being denied, realize this reality and do not doubtrepparttar 119198 strength of your case orrepparttar 119199 severity of your impairments. Nor do you hesitate to file for appeal for this is necessary. Donít fall intorepparttar 119200 trend of not appealing your claim or file a brand new claim!

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