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David Daggett and John Koontz Speak to Local Brain Aneurysm Support Group

Brain aneurysms are a serious health issue that impact thousands of Americans every year. Brain aneurysms are extremely dangerous and can result in severe injuries and permanent disabilities.

We can all do our part to help increase awareness of brain aneurysms. By amplifying the voices of survivors and their families we can help encourage early testing and prevent new cases from occurring in the future

On Tuesday, 10/18, Daggett Shuler Law Attorneys David Daggett and John Koontz joined a local brain aneurysm support group that meets monthly at the Novant Health Forsyth Medical Center. John Kootnz is a board certified specialist in Social Security Disability Law, and he spoke to the group about Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) Claims.

These important benefits help support hundreds of thousands of permanently disabled people each year. David and John spoke with group members at length on these topics and helped answer their questions.

This monthly support group is organized by the Joe Niekro Foundation. The Joe Niekro Foundation was established in 2007 as a way to raise awareness and increase funding of brain aneurysm research. The Foundation was organized by Natalie Niekro, daughter of former professional baseball pitcher Joe Niekro, who tragically and suddenly passed away in 2006 due to a brain aneurysm. For nearly a decade, the Joe Niekro Foundation has remained committed to supporting patients of brain aneurysms and their families while funding research on this important topic.

To learn more about the Joe Niekro Foundation, click here to visit their website.

At Daggett Shuler, we want to help increase awareness about brain aneurysms. Millions of Americans may be totally unaware that they are living with an undiagnosed aneurysm. According to the Brain Aneurysm Foundation, an estimated 6 million Americans, or 1 out of every 50 people, have an un-ruptured brain aneurysm.

Here are some more troubling statistics about the prevalence of brain aneurysms in the U.S.:

  • Roughly 30,000 people in the U.S. will suffer a ruptured brain aneurysm every year. That averages out to 1 instance every 18 minutes.
  • Approximately 40% of ruptured brain aneurysms are fatal.
  • 4 out of every 7 people that survive and recover from a ruptured brain aneurysm will experience some type of disability.

Visit the Brain Aneurysm Foundation’s website for more information on brain aneurysms, early warning signs and more.

If you or a loved one are unable to work due to a disability or illness, call Daggett Shuler Law at 336-724-1234 for a FREE, confidential consultation. At Daggett Shuler Law, our board certified Social Security Disability specialist will help guide you through the entire process of seeking benefits.

Don’t try to handle your disability benefits claim on your own. These cases are complicated and require an experienced legal team by your side. At Daggett Shuler, our caring, experienced North Carolina Social Security Disability attorneys will work with you every step of the way and fight hard to secure the benefits you deserve.

Call today to learn how we may be able to help.

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