Success With Disability Claims for Cognitive Impairment

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Cognitive impairment is a condition when a person’s ability to think and function is compromised following a stroke, drug abuse and certain injuries.
While patients may be able to live a normal life with mild cognitive impairment, severe symptoms can take away a person’s ability to do basic tasks.
If you or a loved one cannot work due to cognitive impairment, talk to an attorney about how you can obtain the benefits necessary to support you.

Success With Disability Claims for Cognitive Impairment

Bartolic Law has helped many clients suffering from Cognitive Impairments with their long-term disability claims. Cognitive Impairment can arise from a variety of conditions, and we have experience with them all. In one case, our client suffered from Migraine Associated Vertigo, and the dizziness not only caused visual impairments, but impairment in ability to execute critical thinking and analysis. The client was a consultant, and the dizziness-induced Cognitive Impairment prevented the client from being able to analyze the kind of complex data required. Though neuropsychological testing showed performance in most categories within the normal range, the performance in those most pertinent to such an occupation were all impaired. Combining this evidence with objective evidence of the illness, explanations by doctors, and a video testimonial, we recovered for the client.

In another case, a client worked in retail management and had a sudden onset of Cognitive Impairment. The client’s doctors still performed diagnostic workup to evaluate the cause, but the impairment was so severe the client’s spouse had to manage the client’s affairs, as the client’s ability to verbally communicate was diminished. Even without a diagnosis yet, we were able to persuade the insurer of the functional impairment and get the client paid.

Cognitive impairment occurs when people face unusual difficulties remembering, learning new things, focusing, and making regular decisions affecting their lives. It can range from mild to severe, depending on different factors. Mild cognitive impairment patients might start noticing abnormal changes in their mental operations but can still live their normal lives. Severe impairment removes a patient’s ability to grasp simple meanings or importance of things, speech or writing ability, and personal independence. Poorly managed brain or organ diseases like stroke, diabetes, hypertension can cause cognitive issues. Excessive drug abuse, alcoholism, treatment side effects, spine injuries, and brain injuries also trigger the disorder.

A patient with this mental disorder may manifest different symptoms, such as memory lapse, an inability to recognize familiar people or locations, sudden mood or behavior swings, visual challenges, fever, headaches and more. Although no specific cure exists for this condition, doctors work to manage it and prevent further cognitive loss. They may recommend diets rich in vegetables and fruits to boost heart and cognitive health. Doctors also apply memory training to improve a patient’s mental functions. Its potential complications include long-term physical disability, permanent cognitive damage, paralysis, or the inability to move certain body parts. Cognitive impairment itself and/or its complications can end someone’s career.


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