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Millions of people live — and work — with asthma or emphysema. Yet for some of those people, every breath is a struggle and even light exertion makes things worse. If you are no longer able to work full time because of a chronic lung ailment, you may be eligible for disability benefits.
The law firm of Abromson & Carey, Attorneys at Law, in Newark can help you obtain those benefits. Our legal team handles Social Security Disability and long-term disability insurance cases, at any stage of the process. If your claim has been denied, contact us for a free consultation.
Social Security Disability (SSDI) Claims For Lung Ailments
Social Security Disability supports people who cannot participate in the workforce because of a disabling condition, including many lung diseases such as:
- Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
- Chronic bronchitis
- Severe asthma
- Lung transplant
- Sleep apnea
Many people who have serious breathing problems are nonetheless denied SSDI or SSI benefits because their claim is not properly documented. From 35 years of experience, attorney Glenn Carey is extensively familiar with the technical jargon and medical criteria for chronic lung ailments. He advises clients on which additional diagnostics are needed to augment the medical records, such as lung scans, arterial blood gas tests or lung function tests.
We document the frequency and severity of lung disease symptoms (shortness of breath, dizziness, fatigue, coughing fits, coughing up blood, weight loss) and collateral ailments (pneumonia, collapsed lung, heart arrhythmia, heart failure), as well as the need for hospitalization, atomizer, oxygen tanks.
Contact Us To Learn How We Can Help
The more fully we can paint the picture, the more likely the Social Security Administration or a hearing judge will grant benefits. Our legal team has the knowledge and skill to win benefits where other claimants are routinely denied.
We serve individuals in Essex County and throughout northern New Jersey. Contact us through our form today or by calling 877-673-9993 to schedule a free initial consultation with our lung disease disability claim lawyer.
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