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ReWalk Robotics announced the first ruling by the Social Welfare Court of Speyer which declared the ReWalk exoskeleton system was medically necessary and should be covered by insurance for a patient with spinal cord injury. The ruling, delivered in late July, overturns the original denial of the claim by the payer, a statutory health insurance entity, according to a press release.
The claimant, Philip Hollinger, is a 44-year-old man who sustained a spinal cord injury in a car accident in 2006. The accident left him paralyzed with a T6 level injury.
Between 12,000 and 20,000 people will sustain spinal cord injuries this year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Another 200,000 people, including many Chicago residents, already live with these injuries. While recovery is possible after some spinal cord injuries, severe injuries may cause paralysis and other permanent complications. If a spinal cord injury significantly restricts a person’s daily functioning and ability to work, the victim may be eligible for Social Security Disability benefits.
Spinal cord injuries change lives forever. If you or someone you love suffer from paralysis, quadriplegia, a spinal disorder, or another type of spinal cord injury, you know it can compromise your independence, as well as your financial health.
Medical expenses from hospital stays, long-term rehabilitation, and devices to adapt to living at home add up quickly. If you can’t work due to your injury, it may seem impossible to make ends meet.
There is an option. You may be eligible for Social Security disability (SSD) benefits.
Enormous healthcare costs, lost income are significant barriers; Allsup outlines considerations when applying for SSDI with spinal cord impairments
Every 41 minutes a person in the United States sustains a spinal cord injury, resulting in 11,000 new cases each year, according to the United Spinal Association. Allsup, a nationwide provider of Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) representation and Medicare plan selection services, recommends that when a spinal cord injury occurs—individuals begin the process of documenting the existence of the disability and its effects when medical intervention is most intense.
With the flip of a light switch, Cesar Mancebo — a strong, healthy husband and father of three — was paralyzed.
During an early morning blackout in November, Mancebo walked to the bathroom in his Fort Avenue home in Salem. Groping in the dark for the light switch, he tumbled down the stairs and smashed headfirst into the wall. The fall resulted in a spinal cord injury that paralyzed him from the shoulders down. He is still recuperating at Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital in Boston.
His wife, Alexis, has barely left his side since — and the Salem community has banded together to find the Mancebos a handicapped-accesible apartment so Cesar can return home to his family.
Spinal cord injury sets Napan on track to help others
Bill Iverson “learned a lot about people” during his 10 years in the saddle as a car salesman. But after suffering a permanent spinal cord injury in 1999, Iverson’s familiarity with the human condition — previously a boon to sales — transformed him into a valuable advocate for men and women with disabilities.
The change came after an unidentified driver cut him off on First Avenue, resulting in a forceful impact that threw Iverson from the ‘63 Volkswagen Karmann Ghia convertible he was driving. The effects of the accident — a broken neck, shoulder and multiple fractured ribs — landed him in the hospital for nearly six months.
“I almost didn’t survive … and I’m lucky I did,” he said.
Louisiana truly is the sportsman’s paradise. We are lucky to have so many options when it comes to outdoor adventures and the tools and equipment necessary to enjoy it in its entire splendor. But, like any tool, it is our responsibility to ensure our own safety and that of our children when we utilize powerful, potentially dangerous equipment.
All-terrain vehicles, better known as ATVs, are one of the most common tools we use to enjoy the natural resources of our state. It seems every garage and carport in northwest Louisiana has at least one of these powerful, useful vehicles. It is common to see hunters, outdoorsmen or just weekend thrill-seekers speeding through the woods and down the off-road trails of our area. Unfortunately, all too often, people don’t think to take the proper care of their safety when engaging in these activities.
As we begin the month of October, we again celebrate National Disability Employment Awareness Month, and proudly recognize our workers with disabilities. We also salute employers large and small who are working to recruit and hire qualified individuals with disabilities.
What began in 1945 as a single week of recognition has grown into an international, month-long series of events and opportunities to increase the employment of people with disabilities. This year, we commemorate National Disability Employment Awareness Month with the official theme of “Americans with Disabilities: Ready for the Global Workforce.”
Social Security Disability Video Guide for adults that walks you step-by-step through application forms and shows you how to apply.