Our Charlotte Social Security disability attorneys regularly encounter claimants who suffer from diabetes or complications associated with the disease. In many cases we are able to help our clients secure the benefits they are entitled to. However, diabetes mellitus claims raise many unique challenges, and your Charlotte Social Security disability attorney should have a proven record of success with these types of cases.
SEVERITY OF SYMPTOMS
Diabetes and other metabolic diseases affect millions of Americans every year and to varying degrees. Sometimes the symptoms are manageable and in other cases patients struggle greatly to cope with their condition. Regardless of whether you suffer from Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes, you may qualify for benefits if your Charlotte Social Security disability attorney can prove the following criteria:
- your condition is severe enough that you meet an existing disability listing. The vast majority of successful diabetes claims will involve serious complications from the disease such as nerve damage, significant fluctuations in blood chemistry and/or diabetes related eye disease.
- your diabetes inhibits your ability to do your job or other jobs that you would qualify for based on your skills, education and age.
Life and limb-threatening complications from diabetes usually occur when the disease is not being properly managed. In order to win your case we will have to review your medical history and take into account your long term prognosis. If your diabetes can be controlled with medication and lifestyle changes, you are less likely to qualify for benefits. Conversely, if you have vision loss, heart disease or kidney failure as a result of the disease you will have a stronger case for benefits. Diabetes claims are very fact specific and your Charlotte Social Security disability attorney must have a keen understanding of your health issues and the various laws and regulations will apply to your particular case.
Call Our Charlotte Social Security Disability Attorney
If you suffer from any diabetic or metabolic disease, the experienced team of Charlotte social security disability attorneys at Bridgman Law Offices can help. Regardless of whether you are just starting a claim or you are appealing a benefits denial, we can help you build the strongest case possible. Call us at (888) 632-9912 for a case evaluation.