Newark Anxiety Disorders Attorney

People who suffer from panic attacks are doubly tormented. The attack itself is terrifying for the person and shocking to those around. The person also lives in fear of the next attack, which may occur out of the blue with no particular trigger or warning. For those who experience the most severe symptoms, holding down a job becomes impossible.

Unfortunately, many people who suffer from panic attacks and anxiety disorders are flatly denied when they file Social Security Disability or long-term disability claims. At the law firm of Abromson & Carey, we know what kind of corroborating evidence it takes to successfully appeal these cases. Contact our Newark, New Jersey, law office for a free consultation.

Northern New Jersey Panic Attacks Lawyer:
Social Security Disability Anxiety Claims

Panic disorder and other anxiety disorders are recognized by the Social Security Administration (SSA) as qualifying conditions under mental health disability. Any of the recognized disorders may qualify if the symptoms and aftermath are severe enough:

  • Panic attacks
  • Generalized anxiety disorder (GAD)
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)
  • Social anxiety disorder (social phobia)
  • Other specific phobias

However, a medical diagnosis or one documented episode may not be enough. The SSA lists specific criteria relating to the severity and frequency of attacks, physiological symptoms, treatment and other factors. Attorney Glenn Carey has handled disability claims since 1985 and is highly knowledgeable about the medical standards. He works with clients, family members and medical providers to produce a broad and detailed picture of how the mental disorder adversely affects daily life and the prospects for employment:

— Have your symptoms persisted for six months or more?

— Have you been prescribed anti-anxiety drugs such as Klonopin or Ativan?

— Have symptoms persisted despite medication or therapy?

— Have you ever been to the E.R. because your panic attack mimicked a heart attack?

— Have you had panic episodes in the workplace? Have you injured yourself or others in the throes of an attack?

We also document the physical manifestations such as palpitations or trembling, sweating, hyperventilating, nausea, fainting, uncontrollable crying or screaming, stammering or rapid speech, fatigue or muscle aches, irritability and agitation, insomnia, paranoia or altered reality. These details support the diagnosis and strengthen the argument for how clinical anxiety disrupts your employment.

Don't Add To Your Anxieties ... Let Our Professionals Handle Your Claim

Obtaining Social Security Disability can be a long and frustrating process. Abromson & Carey will do all the work to shore up your medical records and prepare your denied claim for reconsideration, hearing or appeal. The best thing you can do is to continue treatment with your doctors and counselors while our experienced team handles your SSDI or SSI case.

Our law firm serves Essex County and surrounding counties of New Jersey. Contact us today to schedule your free initial consultation with an experienced Newark anxiety disorders lawyer.