Bipolar Disorder

More than 2 million Americans live with bipolar disorder, previously known as "manic depressive disorder." Typically, bipolar disorder onset occurs in late adolescence or the mid-twenties. Life disruptions, hospitalizations, multiple consultations with doctors and ongoing health care challenges are often characteristic of an individual's experience with bipolar disorder.

Attorney Representing Carolinians With Bipolar Disorders

You may require a lawyer's advocacy to tap into resources available to you through health insurance, liability claims, workers' compensation claims (if triggered by job conditions), Social Security Disability claims or veterans' disability benefit claims if bipolar disorder is a reality in your life. Contact us to schedule a free initial consultation and learn how we can help.

Bipolar Mental Health Disability Varieties

Part of your claim for treatment, compensation or benefits from appropriate sources will involve discussions and documentation from doctors. Your doctors may determine that your bipolar disorder falls in one of the following categories:

  • Bipolar I, with extreme high periods interspersed by moderate depression
  • Bipolar II, including severe depression interspersed by a moderate mania
  • Cyclothymia, including moderate mania and moderate depression
  • Rapid cycling bipolar disorder, with periods of great energy often alternating with periods of depression — perhaps four or more times a year

Stigma and self-blame sometimes keep people with bipolar disorder from seeking appropriate treatment and obtaining compensation and benefits. An attorney with experience in this area is a great ally for the person with bipolar disorder and his or her family.

Pursue the Compensation You Need and Deserve

We are prepared to advise you on the most likely routes to a successful benefit claim or appeal involving a mental health issue. Our goal is to help you recover the full financial compensation you deserve. Contact us to schedule a no-obligation consultation and preliminary case review with our experienced personal injury lawyer. Visit one of our law offices in Charlotte, Raleigh or Fayetteville, or let us know if you need a consultation at your location.