In 2006, March was designated MS (Multiple Sclerosis) Awareness Month. This year, the National Multiple Sclerosis Society spreads awareness by emphasizing the impact of connection. While MS destroys the connection between the body and mind, and between people, advocates can strengthen and encourage connections through sharing knowledge and information.
According to the National MS Society:
• There are currently 2.1 million people living with MS.
• Every hour of every day someone in the U.S. is diagnosed with MS.
• Most people are diagnosed in their 20’s or 30’s…but it lasts a lifetime.
• There is no cure.
What is MS?
MS is a chronic disease that strikes the central nervous system (CNS). The immune system attacks the CNS leading to damaged nerve fibers. This damage creates scar tissue (sclerosis), and distorts the nerve impulses traveling to and from the brain and spinal cord. The flow of information between the brain and body is interrupted. The symptoms can be disabling- affecting the brain, spinal cord, and optic nerves. MS presents itself differently for each individual, and its severity and symptoms are difficult to predict.
Each year at this time, advocates come together to spread awareness, raise funds for research, and offer support and connections within the MS community. At Kantor & Kantor, many of our clients suffer from MS, and seek our assistance when their disability benefits have been unfairly denied. We understand that living with MS can be painful, difficult, and challenging. Being denied benefits by your insurance company only aggravates an already complicated condition. Contact our office at (800) 446-7529 or on www.kantorlaw.net if your claim has been denied. We can help.