Insurance Claim Denial Lawyers for Vestibular Disorders Resulting in a Disability

The vestibular systems are the systems of an individual’s inner ear which allow for balance and spatial orientation.

Types of Vestibular Disorders Resulting in a Disability

There are many types of vestibular disorders that can result in a disability.  These disabilities can result from a number of things, including:

  • Concussions 
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Ménière’s disease
  • Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV)
  • Labyrinthitis or Vestibular Neuritis
  • And Other Causes

Common Disabilities Associated with Vestibular Disorders

The most common form of disabilities associated with vestibular disorders are:

  • Dizziness
  • Migraines
  • Tinnitus
  • Hearing Loss
  • Vertigo.

Disabilities resulting from vestibular disorders are common and the effect on a person’s life can be immense.  People suffering from a vestibular disability can become unable to drive or perform the requirements of daily activities of living such as shopping or cleaning, let alone perform their jobs.

Because there are often no objective findings to support vestibular disorders insurance companies will often challenge long-term disability claims relating to them.  Often your doctor’s evidence will not be enough and you’ll require the evidence of an otolaryngologist (ENT) or neurologist to prove your claim.  

If you have a vestibular long-term disability claim which has been denied, contact the lawyers at Taylor & Blair LLP today.