LUPUS AND SOCIAL SECURITY DISABILITY

Posted November 10, 2014

Lupus, or as doctors refer to it systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), is a chronic inflammatory disease that causes your immune system to attack your own tissues and organs. The inflammation lupus causes can affect numerous body systems including your joints, skin, kidneys, heart and lungs, and brain. Lupus also can cause severe fatigue, fever, discomfort, and involuntary weight loss. The cause of lupus is unknown but research has suggested genetics play a role along with other factors.

Depending on how much lupus interferes with your activities of daily living, lupus may also qualify you for Social Security Disability (SSD) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI).

Lupus is often misdiagnosed by doctors as fibromyalgia, multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis or some similar disorders because lupus often mimics the symptoms of those ailments. But here at Drummond Law we are familiar with the tests that can help diagnose such as antinuclear antibody test, urinalysis, and kidney and liver assessments.

Lupus also can flare up and worsen at times or go into remission where it is not as bad which makes it harder to prove to be disabling. We are familiar with the up and down nature of lupus which can require absenteeism from work too frequently to maintain a job. We know how to develop a claim to prove this.

Drummond Law has developed a form specifically for lupus which helps us prove your lupus is disabling which we send these to your doctors so that we can get the evidence that is needed to get you money.

If you or someone you know is suffering from lupus, please contact Drummond Law today at (800) 842-0426. We have helped numerous clients with lupus obtain SSD and SSI benefits and we can help you too.

Some helpful links about lupus include:

http://www.ssa.gov/disability/professionals/bluebook/14.00-Immune-Adult.htm#14_02

http://www.lupus.org/answers/entry/what-is-lupus

http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/info/lupus/

http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/lupus/basics/definition/con-20019676

 

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