Lupus is a chronic disease that occurs when the immune system attacks the tissues and organs. Broadly, this is a multisystem disorder that can affect the joints, skin, kidneys, heart, blood cells and lungs. In addition to physical symptoms, lupus can also lead to cognitive disabilities. At the Disability and Injury Law Offices of David R. Machek, we provide advocacy for individuals and families affected by lupus. Our priority is to help you get the financial assistance you need so that you can focus on treatment and recovery.
Lupus can be difficult for doctors to diagnose. If you think you may have lupus, be sure to see a specialist in this disease. There are blood tests and other laboratory tests that can aid in the diagnosis. There are different types of lupus that can lead to varying degrees of disability. Symptoms may be mild or severe and the condition can wax and wane.
If you have been unable to work because of lupus, you may be entitled to government benefits through Social Security Disability Insurance or Supplemental Security Income. Our firm is dedicated to helping individuals affected by lupus seek the benefits they need. We will assess your eligibility, develop your case, file a claim and follow through with appeals when necessary.
Lupus symptoms include inflammation of joints, facial or other skin rashes, mouth sores, kidney dysfunction, cognitive disabilities such as memory loss, fever and fatigue, weight loss or weight gain, hair loss, shortness of breath, anxiety and depression and bruising.
If you have been diagnosed with lupus or suffer from its common symptoms, it is important to obtain appropriate and continuous medical treatment for your health. Documented medical treatment is also crucial to helping you prove your eligibility for disability benefits.
To schedule an initial consultation and case evaluation with a trusted SSDI and SSI lawyer serving Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and the surrounding region, please contact us online or call 215-385-5353 or 215-323-5320 to arrange a free initial consultation with our lawyer about SSD/SSI eligibility. Let us help you get the financial assistance you need and deserve.