Lawyers for Benign Brain Tumour Disability Claim Denials

A benign brain tumour occurs when there is abnormal cell growth within the brain.  Unlike malignant or cancerous tumours, benign brain tumours do not spread by metastasizing.  Despite this benign brain tumours are still extremely dangerous and can have significant health effects caused by compressing tissue and causing nerve damage.

Effects of a Benign Brain Tumour

A benign brain tumour can have a number of effects, including:

  • A Reduction of Blood Flow (Ischaemia)
  • Headaches 
  • Facial Paralysis
  • Numbness in limbs
  • Seizures
  • Balance Issues
  • Cognitive Impairment
  • Inappropriate Social Behaviour
  • Personality Changes
  • Memory Issues
  • Vision Impairment
  • Hearing Impairment
  • Language Comprehension Impairment
  • Nerve Damage
  • Brain Tissue Death (Necrosis)

The symptoms of a benign brain tumor can be disabling in and of themselves and it is not hard to see how someone suffering from a benign brain tumour would be unable to work.  However, the treatment for a benign brain tumour can be just as disabling.  As with other forms of tumors, benign brain tumors are treated with radiation therapy, chemotherapy and surgery.  These treatments can be required multiple times with significant recovery periods, rendering people suffering from benign brain tumours to be unable to work for long periods of time.

If you have a benign brain tumor long-term disability claim that has been denied contact the lawyers at Taylor & Blair LLP today.