What is Ankylosing Spondylitis?
Ankylosing Spondylitis (AS) is a condition where some or all of the joints of the spine fuse together. It is a painful, progressive rheumatic disease mainly affecting the spine but also other joints, tendons and ligaments. Eyes, lungs, bowel and heart can also be involved.
Typically striking people in their late teens and twenties, Ankylosing Spondylitis can affect men, women and children and is said to affect about 1 in 200 men and 1 in 500 women.
At Brian Barr Solicitors, we help patients to claim for compensation if they suffer with the condition as a result of an accident or injury that was not their fault. To find out more, view our case studies relating to Ankylosing Spondylitis here.
Typically striking people in their late teens and twenties, Ankylosing Spondylitis can affect men, women and children and is said to affect about 1-in-200 men and 1-in-500 women.
What might previously have been a mild condition can become much more painful and pronounced after an accident.
Brian Barr Solicitors assist Ankylosing Spondylitis sufferers. We will act for you where the condition has been made worse by an accident. If it’s particularly bad it may be possible to make a claim under an insurance policy such as a critical illness policy. It may be bad enough to justify an ill-health early retirement pension. To contact us click here.