Missouri Fibromyalgia Lawyers
Automobile and motorcycle collisions cause a variety of injuries that can lead to chronic conditions. One of those chronic conditions is known as fibromyalgia. Fibromyalgia is a painful disorder that affects an astonishing 3-6 million Americans. For unknown reasons, almost 90% of fibromyalgia sufferers are women. What makes this disorder so debilitating is that its symptoms can affect nearly every aspect of a person’s life, making it difficult for individuals with fibromyalgia to continue their jobs, enjoy their hobbies, and maintain an active lifestyle.
Fibromyalgia is a painful and often chronic condition that is associated with extreme muscle pain, fatigue and tender points throughout the body. Over time, the condition usually worsens and individuals suffering from fibromyalgia usually find themselves on multiple medications simply to manage their pain. While there are multiple symptoms of fibromyalgia, the primary ones are:
While fibromyalgia may be caused by infections and genetics, it is also caused by any physical or emotional trauma, including car accidents and motorcycle accidents.
If you or someone you love has been diagnosed with fibromyalgia, it is important to contact a Missouri injury lawyer immediately to determine if you are entitled to compensation for your injuries. In addition to filing claims against any responsible parties, your personal injury attorney will be able to help you collect any Social Security Disability benefits or workman’s compensation that you may be entitled to. Because fibromyalgia is often difficult to diagnose, obtaining these benefits can be difficult. Since there is no blood test or medical examination to definitively prove the existence of fibromyalgia, your personal injury attorney will need to work diligently with medical experts to build your case. Your attorney will need to effectively prove to the courts that the debilitating effects of fibromyalgia meets all the impairment categories used in most Social Security cases.
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