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Sjogren Syndrome

If you or your loved one suffered from Sjogren syndrome, contact us for a free consultation.

Sjogren Syndrome is an auto-immune disease which may result in total disability from full and part-time work.

Total disability benefits are required in case of Sjogren Syndrome.

Damages for pain and suffering, past loss of income, past cost of care, future loss of income and future cost of care are frequently awarded in cases of carpal tunnel syndrome.

Reports from family physicians, rheumatologists, internal medicine specialists, occupational therapists, vocational consultants, economists are required to establish full recovery in cases of Sjogren Syndrome.

Definition

Sjogren syndrome: An autoimmune disease that classically combines dry eyes, dry mouth, and another disease of the connective tissues such as rheumatoid arthritis (most common), lupus, scleroderma or polymyositis. Inflammation of the glands that produce tears (the lacrimal glands) leads to decreased tears and dry eyes. Inflammation of the glands that produce the saliva in the mouth (salivary glands, including the parotid glands) leads to dry mouth. Sjogren’s syndrome can consequently be complicated by infections of the eyes, breathing passages, and mouth. About 90% of people with Sjogren’s syndrome are female, usually in middle age or beyond.

Sjogren’s syndrome is typically associated with autoantibodies, antibodies produced by the body that are directed against a variety of body tissues. The diagnosis of Sjogren’s syndrome can also be aided by a biopsy of affected tissue.