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Social Security Disability Stroke-Related Claims

A major stroke usually renders the person severely or completely disabled. But the damage from a minor stroke may be less severe and less obvious, making claims for Social Security disability a harder sell.

The law firm of Rogers, Hofrichter & Karrh has assisted stroke victims and their families in securing benefits. Disability claims are the sole focus of our practice, and our experienced lawyers have had success from the initial application stage to appeals before an administrative law judge.

Call us today at CALL for a free consultation if a loved one suffered a stroke and will not be able to work for a long time, or ever again. We represent Social Security disability claimants in the Metro Atlanta region and anywhere in Georgia.

SSDI Claims for Complications of Stroke

A stroke is not a qualifying disability, per se. A person who suffers a stroke may still be able to work, depending on the severity of the stroke and the lasting damage. The Social Security Administration will require evidence that the complications from a stroke make working impossible. And that’s where we come in.

Rogers, Hofrichter & Karrh has proved stroke disability claims by supplementing medical records with evidence of the personal aftermath. We are familiar with the physiological and psychological symptoms of a stroke, which affects the brain and brain stem. We work with family members and doctors to document the impairments as disabling for employment purposes:

  • Paralysis on one side of the body (hemiplegia or hemiparesis)
  • Ataxia (impaired motor function)
  • Aphasia (impaired speech or inability to understand language)
  • Cognitive deficits or short-term memory loss
  • Balance problems and vertigo
  • Depression, outbursts or personality change

With physical therapy, speech therapy and other treatment, some stroke victims will recover substantial function. But very often, the area of the brain where blood flow was disrupted is permanently damaged. Either way, the person may need Social Security disability benefits.

Contact us today for a free consultation about your family member’s symptoms and our experience with these claims. There are no attorney fees unless we win benefits.