Having witnessed first hand a family member suffer from a brain tumor I realize the devastating effects it can have on a person. Under Social Security Disability listing 11.05 there is a listing for brain tumors. The brain tumor itself can cause disability, but the results from undergoing treatment such as surgery, chemotherapy, radiation therapy and many other types of medical treatment can also result in someone becoming disabled.
The technical definition required by Social Security Disability is listed as:
A. Malignant gliomas, medulloblastoma, ependymoblastoma, or primary sarcoma
B. Astrocytoma meningioma, pituitary tumors, oligodendroglioma, ependymoma, clivus chordoma and benign tumors.
Social Security evaluates a disability based on brain tumors under elements such as epilepsy occurring, speech impairment, ability to ambulate, motor functions, cognitive ability, behavioral abnormality, difficulty in social functioning, thinking disturbances, ability to do daily activities. These are but a few of the factors that go into a determination of your disability case as it relates to brain tumors. Your testimony is another factor that will be very important along with your medical records.
Should you need assistance in your disability claim, please give me a phone call Monday through Friday at toll free (877) 271-2633 or local at (615) 308-2633. I would be pleased to speak with you.
Daniel L. McMurtry, Esq.