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What Causes a Stroke?

A stroke is when something in the body blocks blood supply to part of the brain or when a blood vessel in the brain bursts.  When this happens, parts of the brain can become damaged or die.  Strokes can cause very serious damage to the body, such as brain damage, long-term disability, or, in some serious cases, death. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), “[s]troke is the fifth leading causing of death in the United States and is a major cause of serious disability for adults.” In fact, about 795,000 people suffer from a stroke each year in the United States. When a stroke occurs it is essential to get emergency care immediately.  With a stroke, “time lost is brain lost. Every minute counts.

Some strokes can be preventable by making healthy lifestyle choices. Eating healthy foods, such as fresh fruits and vegetables, can help prevent a stroke. Eating foods low in saturated and trans fats and cholesterol, and high in fiber can help prevent high cholesterol over time.  Also, limiting salt can also lower blood pressure and reduce the chance of a stroke. Of course, being physically active can go a long way to maintaining a healthy weight and lowering your chances of having a stroke.  

Will You Qualify for Disability Benefits After Having a Stroke?

If you have suffered from a stroke that substantially impairs your ability to work and may cause long-term impairment or permanent impairments, you may be eligible for Social Security benefits. To quality, you must meet the guidelines set forth by the Social Security Administration. To be found medically disabled to qualify for disability benefits, an applicant must prove that he or she is out of work or expects to be out of work for at least 12 months. To qualify for Social Security disability insurance, the applicant must not be able to engage in any substantial gainful activity.  

The disability application process can be complex and challenging to complete after suffering from a stroke. Baltimore SSI lawyer Emmett B. Irwin can help you with the disability application process every step of the way. Our team can assist with completing the application, collecting the necessary documentation, representing you in front of an administrative law judge, and appealing a denied claim if necessary. We are standing by to help you with your Social Security disability application needs. 

Need the Help of a Trusted Washington DC or Baltimore SSI Lawyer? Contact The Law Office of Emmett B. Irwin Today

Have you or a loved one suffered from a stroke? If so, the experienced disability lawyers at the Law Office of Emmett B. Irwin are here to help you through the disability application process every step of the way.  If you would like to learn more about how we can help you, contact our Baltimore SSI lawyer today to schedule a free consultation to discuss your case. We work with clients throughout Maryland and surrounding states, including Washington DC.