Philadelphia Multiple Sclerosis Attorney for Medical Professionals Seeking Disability Insurance Benefits

Multiple Sclerosis, commonly known as MS, is a complex, debilitating disease that comes with a lot of uncertainties, but your disability insurance benefits should not be one of them. Do not miss out on the disability insurance benefits to which you are entitled. With nationwide experience, a Philadelphia multiple sclerosis attorney at Seltzer & Associates is equipped to discuss your disability insurance benefits.

Multiple Sclerosis Symptoms in Medical Professionals

Multiple Sclerosis is a disease affecting the central nervous system with scarring, preventing the central nervous system from operating correctly. Unfortunately, MS manifests in a variety of ways and progresses at different rates. This means that patients are subject to a multitude of tests and treatments, often waiting significant periods of time before a diagnosis can be made and the appropriate comprehensive treatment plans can be effectuated. The lack of a diagnosis may delay the receipt of disability insurance benefits. That is why an experienced multiple sclerosis lawyer is critical to your disability insurance claim and can help you obtain the disability insurance benefits to which you are entitled. 

Symptoms of multiple sclerosis vary widely, but there are some more common symptoms associated with multiple sclerosis. These symptoms are just some of the many ways in which multiple sclerosis impacts our clients lives and the ability to perform their specialties. These include:

  • Numbness and tingling in the face, body, or extremities, which is especially devastating to surgeons. If they do not have the fine manual dexterity, they cannot manipulate the surgical tools necessary for performing the surgical procedures on their patients.
  • Vision problems including blurred vision, distortions, and eye pain, which impairs the ability of physicians to examine and treat patients.
  • Cognitive brain changes, including difficulty in learning, processing, and retaining new information. In addition, organizational skills, problem-solving, and focus can also be impaired. This diminished cognitive function makes it difficult or often impossible for our clients to perform the important duties of their medical specialties. 
  • Hearing loss, which inhibits the ability to make full observations and obtain necessary information. Hearing loss can result in not correctly hearing their patients, or members of a surgical team, missed or misunderstood information presented, and can also result in dangers to patients if the full information is not processed by a doctor.
  • Muscle spasms and tremors both which prevent doctors from conducting thorough examinations on patients and prevent doctors from performing surgical procedures since muscle spasms and tremors can cause impairment and prevent the ability to effectively manipulate surgical tools as needed.

Diagnosing Multiple Sclerosis in Physicians

Diagnosing multiple sclerosis can initially be difficult due to the variety of symptoms that could initially lead a treating physician down other diagnostic paths. Due to symptoms pointing to other illnesses as the cause of those symptoms, getting a diagnosis can be a frustrating and lengthy process.

Routine tests to diagnose multiple sclerosis include:

  • MRI to identify lesions and spots on the brain, which are indicators of MS.
  • Spinal tap to examine spinal fluid to look for proteins that would indicate multiple sclerosis. 
  • Electrical nerve tests can be used to determine certain brain activity that could be indicative of multiple sclerosis.
  • Blood tests can help diagnose multiple sclerosis in conjunction with other diagnostic testing.

Confirming a multiple sclerosis diagnosis takes multiple tests since a single test will not be definitive. Despite this frustration, your treating medical team will continue searching for the correct diagnosis and treatment for your ailments. In addition to your medical team working on your medical case, your Philadelphia multiple sclerosis attorney will pursue disability insurance benefits for your multiple sclerosis. At Seltzer & Associates, you can rest assured you are in good hands with respect to your disability insurance claim. 

Treating Multiple Sclerosis in Medical Professionals

With so many symptoms to address, it is difficult to determine where to begin with the treatment of multiple sclerosis. Comprehensive treatment plans include treating the symptoms of multiple sclerosis, slowing the progression of the disease, managing relapses of the disease, and engaging in rehabilitation protocols to maintain or improve bodily function due to impairments caused by multiple sclerosis. 

Many treatment options for multiple sclerosis include medication to control symptoms and slow the progression of the disease. Pain management is key for multiple sclerosis patients as the disease can be quite painful. Your medical team will determine the best medication for you based on your specific case. In addition to medication, other therapies include deep brain stimulation and stem cell therapy. While these therapies can help some multiple sclerosis patients, more research is recommended to further develop treatment for MS patients. 

Mental and emotional health are also key to fighting the progression of multiple sclerosis. After receiving a multiple sclerosis diagnosis, the uncertainty of what is to come can be overwhelming. Managing the physical treatments, maintaining medication, and following therapeutic routines and regimes, as well as taking care of your regular responsibilities, can be a challenge. Attending individual or group therapy for mental and emotional health can be beneficial for your overall well-being. You can also use the support of mental health professionals and support groups as you cope with a diagnosis of multiple sclerosis. Managing stress can be another benefit of mental and emotional health therapy. By managing stress you can avoid exacerbating the physical symptoms and complications of multiple sclerosis.

Working with Your Disability Insurance Company

Managing your health while suffering from multiple sclerosis can be difficult enough without the stress of dealing with your insurance company while pursuing your disability insurance benefits. Disability insurance claims are complex, time-sensitive, and time-consuming. A Philadelphia multiple sclerosis lawyer is key in securing your benefits.

You do not need to work through the disability insurance process on your own. Let a multiple sclerosis attorney works with your disability insurance company to obtain your disability benefits for you. Seltzer & Associates can manage your disability insurance claim and secure your disability insurance benefits, especially if you are denied or have your benefits terminated prematurely.

Contact a Philadelphia Multiple Sclerosis Attorney to Learn Your Options

Learning to live with your multiple sclerosis diagnosis can be physically and mentally overwhelming. You don’t have to do everything on your own. Let an attorney at our disability insurance law firm help you recover the benefits you need. Our office is located in Philadelphia, but we serve clients nationwide. Schedule a consultation today.