Strokes and Social Security Disability Benefits
With over 140,000 deaths every year, stroke is the third leading cause of death in the United States. Additionally, with close to 800,000 strokes occurring each year, 82.5 percent of stroke victims survive, but they are oftentimes left with disabilities that prevent them from performing the daily tasks they once did. In fact, suffering from a stroke is a major cause of long-term disability in the country, forcing many victims to apply for Social Security benefits in order to have financial stability after the injury.
Unfortunately, though, the majority of applications for Social Security benefits are denied, leaving you without a consistent source of income. However, the Indianapolis Social Security disability lawyers of the Hankey Law Office, can help you get the benefits you deserve. Contact us today at 317-634-8565 and schedule your consultation.
Signs of a Stroke
People suffer a stroke whenever the blood supply traveling to the brain is somehow interrupted, depriving it of oxygen. When this happens, brain cells can quickly die, causing brain damage and loss of functionality in certain areas. If you experience any of the following symptoms, you may be having a stroke and should seek medical attention immediately. These signs include:
- Numbness in face or appendages on one side of your body
- Loss of voluntary movement
- Trouble speaking and understanding
- Loss of vision in one or both eyes
- Severe headache
- Sudden feeling of dizziness and trouble walking
Suffering from a stroke may affect your ability to work, preventing you from earning the money you need to pay for food, shelter, healthcare, and other necessities. You may need Social Security benefits to cover these expenses.
If you have suffered a stroke or other health problem that disallows you from working, let us work to get you the financial benefits you need to survive. Contact the Indianapolis Social Security disability attorneys of the Hankey Law Office, at 317-634-8565 to discuss your legal options.