Neurological Disorders: Myasthenia Gravis

Myasthenia gravis is both a type of autoimmune disorder as well as a neurological disorder. For reasons unknown, myasthenia gravis causes the body to produce antibodies which block messages to muscle cells from nerve cells. This can result in weakness of voluntary muscles, producing significant disabilities when the condition is at its worst.

If you or someone you love has myasthenia gravis and it is interfering with their ability to make a living wage, it may be possible to secure Social Security Disability benefits. The Indianapolis Social Security Disability attorneys of the Hankey Law Office are dedicated to helping people suffering with such health concerns to apply for and receive the benefits they need. Contact us by calling (800) 520-3633.

Effects of Myasthenia Gravis

Myasthenia gravis affects the ability to use voluntary muscles. Because of this, completing any sort of physical activity can be difficult, and typically will necessitate significant rest in order to allow for recovery. Some of the common effects of myasthenia gravis include:

  • Difficulty breathing
  • Difficulty swallowing or talking
  • Difficulty climbing stairs
  • Trouble standing up after being seated
  • Inability to lift objects
  • Weakness in the facial muscles
  • Eyelid drooping
  • Fatigue
  • Double vision

These are only a few symptoms which can severely impair a person’s ability to fulfill work-related obligations, and if you encounter any of these it may be appropriate to seek Social Security Disability benefits.

Contact Us

Applying for SSDI benefits can be frustrating and confusing. The help of an experienced and compassionate attorney can make a significant difference in that process and improve the chances of positive outcome. Contact the Indianapolis Social Security Disability attorneys of the Hankey Law Office by calling (800) 520-3633.