Multiple Sclerosis « Disabilities – Conditions
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Related to Multiple Sclerosis
Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a disease in which the body’s immune system attacks the central nervous system (brain, spinal cord and optic nerves), specifically attacking the myelin, the fatty substance that surrounds and insulates the nerve fibers, as well as the nerve fibers themselves. This damage disrupts the ability of parts of the nervous system to communicate, resulting in a range of signs and symptoms, including physical, mental, and sometimes psychiatric problems.
Articles & News
LiveWiseMS: A New Online Resource for People Living with MS
A new online resource, LiveWiseMS.org, aims to raise awareness about multiple sclerosis (MS) and provide patients and caregivers information about the disease’s symptoms and conditions.
- Family Law and Divorce: When a Partner has MS Presented by Patricia E. Kefalas Dudek, Esq. (4/15/16)
The disability resulting from MS usually leads to major disruptions of the individual’s social role, psychological well-being, and quality of life, which also means a major impact on family members. This can lead to marital stress and possible divorce, which requires a thorough review of the related legal issues, such as child custody, visitation rights, child support, alimony and maintenance.
- Know Your Rights – A Legal Guide for People Living with Multiple Sclerosis (National Multiple Sclerosis Society – 2014)
A guide published by the National Multiple Sclerosis Society in partnership with the Washington Appleseed Center for Law in the Public.