Those who suffer from a seizure disorder on a daily basis do not feel disabled, but likely are unable to work because of the likelihood of seizures. This is when your brain cells release abnormal signals to the rest of your body.
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When a person has many seizures over the course of time, it is called epilepsy. Epilepsy can affect your ability to drive a car or operate machinery, making returning to work very difficult, if not impossible. There are two types of seizures:
- Partial Seizures: When part of the brain seizes and the person does not lose consciousness it is called a simple partial seizure. The symptoms of these can be twitching of the arms and legs, vision alterations, vertigo or unusual smells or tastes. When the person loses awareness for a period of time, but experiences the symptoms of a simple partial seizure it is considered to be a complex partial seizure.
- Generalized Seizures: These types of seizures involve a majority of the brain, or even all of the brain and are categorized into three different types:
- Petit Mal: These are when the person stares for a brief period of time and loses consciousness.
- Myclonic Seizures: This involves when the person jerks and twitches on both sides of the body
- Grand Mal: Symptoms include when the person loses consciousness, their body twitches on both sides and they lose the ability to control their bladder. The seizures can last between 5 and 20 minutes and generally the person feels unusual for a brief period of time before the seizure begins.
These seizures can be caused by a number of factors, some include:
- Brain trauma (at birth or later in life)
- Biological factors
- Heart Attack
- Other medical conditions
Epilepsy or recurrent seizures can be a debilitating disease that keeps you out of work for long periods of time. If you or a loved one has this disease and it is affecting your life so severely that your doctor tells you that you should not return to work, contact an experienced RI Social Security Disability attorney right away. An experienced Social Security attorney in Rhode Island can help you to make important life decisions and can ease the stress of the application process to the Social Security Administration. Nearly 75 percent of all first time applicants for Social Security Disability are denied benefits. This denial is generally not because the disability is not worthy of benefits, but rather because the paperwork was not what the Social Security Administration was looking for.
When looking to approve or deny a claim for Disability benefits, the Social Security Administration relies heavily on the medical record provided to them as well as the opinion of the treating physician. It is important to have an attorney look these papers over in order to be sure that they accurately reflect the pain that you are experiencing. An experienced Social Security Disability attorney can ensure that you put the best claim forward for benefits that you have and can also reduce the stress of compiling and reading all of the information yourself. Dealing with the symptoms of seizures can be stressful and a competent and experienced RI Social Security Disability attorney can ease the stress and pain of fighting for your right to Social Security Disability compensation. An experienced RI Social Security Disability attorney can also ensure that the Social Security Administration is aware of the extent of your disability and your inability to work.
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If you have a lawyer prior to filing a claim with the Social Security Administration, your chances of succeeding are nearly doubled. Not only are your chances of success greater, but you will begin receiving your benefits more quickly. If you plan on, or are currently doing business with the Social Security Administration, call The Law Offices of d’Oliveira & Associates now. We can help to ensure that your claim is processed quickly, efficiently, and successfully. We at d’Oliveira & Associates are highly skilled in the area of Social Security Disability law and have helped many clients successfully. Please contact The Law Offices of d’Oliveira & Associates at 1-800-992-6878 or fill out a contact form for a free legal consultation.