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Kantor & Kantor, LLP Celebrates World MS Day

May 30th is World MS Day – a day to celebrate global solidarity for awareness, support, and research for those suffering from multiple sclerosis. This year’s theme is “I Can Connect. We Can Connect” and the MS Society, MS Coalition, and Kantor & Kantor, LLP are helping communities connect over opportunities to improve the lives of those with MS and push for medical advances that make their lives easier. Keep reading for more information.

Making Connections

Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is a chronic disease that affects the central nervous system (brain and spinal cord). This disease causes the immune system to attach the nerve fibers and myelin sheathing surrounding the nerves that connect the brain and spinal cord. Patients with MS go through relapsing-remitting courses of the disease meaning symptoms can last for days or weeks at a time over the course of several years.

Symptoms include:

  • Fatigue
  • Tingling
  • Numbness
  • Unsteady gait
  • Blurred or total loss of vision
  • Weakness

MS may be diagnosed as benign, primary progressive, or secondary progressive depending on the symptoms and frequency of illness.

The MS coalition and MS Society chose the 2022 MS Day theme based on the fact that the disease attacks connective nerves and tissues. Not only do nerves suffer from symptoms, but those with MS may struggle to connect with their peers and those who do not understand the scope of this illness.

World MS Day is an opportunity to connect on many levels as people gather for education and to take action for change that helps to connect the general public with patients with MS and patients with practitioners who may provide insight or donors with organizations who fund medical research.

World MS Day

Beginning in 2010, World MS Day was created as a beacon of hope for those with MS and a point of connection between the public and education on the disease. Inspired by the incredible accomplishments of Lori Schneider – the first person with MS to climb Mount Everest – who fought for change and to inspire other patients. From then on, World MS Day became a global event highlighting the struggles of those with MS and the fact that while they may have this illness, they are inspirations to us all.

Advocates for All

At Kantor & Kantor, LLP, we believe in advocacy that goes beyond our firm. Our attorneys fight for our clients, community, and the causes that matter most. Patients suffering from chronic diseases and long-term illnesses need the support of fierce advocates guided by passion and experience.

Attorney Glenn Kantor has dedicated the past two decades of his career to assisting individuals suffering from MS, Lupus, and other diseases in getting the treatment they deserve. He has battled insurance companies and other large corporate medical entities on behalf of countless clients and has taken the fight all the way to the California Insurance Commissioner. Attorney Kantor’s efforts have led to real change for those suffering from diseases and he is a proud supporter of World MS Day.

Attorney Lisa Kantor is also a fierce advocate for those who have been denied treatment for chronic physical and mental illnesses. She has been a voice for those who have been denied coverage or had their benefits discontinued unethically. Her considerable efforts have been recognized by the state many times and hers was the first published decision in California applied to the mental health parity law. She also has obtained rulings at every level of the court system and continues to challenge restrictive guidelines that hurt patients and their families. As a proud supporter of World MS Day, Attorney Kantor promotes the furtherance of medical research and support for patients suffering from MS.

If you have been denied insurance coverage or medical care for Multiple Sclerosis or another chronic illness, contact Kantor & Kantor, LLP. Our attorneys are prepared to go above and beyond to protect your future.