At Andalman & Flynn, we zealously pursue disability benefits for individuals who have various physical disabilities, including diabetes. If you have been inflicted with this serious disease and can no longer work, we are here to help. Our team of skilled attorneys have aggressively represented clients throughout the area in obtaining disability benefits for diabetes and other diseases.
Contact us today at 301-563-6685 to get started with your disability claim.
What Is Diabetes?
Diabetes is a serious and life-long disease that affects how the human body processes and metabolizes sugar in the bloodstream.
Diabetes Symptoms and Complications
Individuals who have type 1 or type 2 diabetes may experience some of the following symptoms:
- Frequent urination
- Vision problems
- Numbness in the hands and feet
- Wounds that take longer than usual to heal
- Frequent infections
Although many people treat this condition with pills or injections and altering their diet, the disease can be hard to control, especially for older patients. Diabetes can cause the following complications:
- Eye or vision problems
- Heart disease
- Kidney disease
- Nerve damage to the feet or hands
- High blood pressure
- Skin infections
Qualifying for Disability Benefits with Diabetes
Individuals who have diabetes that permanently prevents them from working may be eligible for disability benefits.
Diabetes is present with some or all of the following co-morbid diseases:
- Retinopathy – Individuals who have blurred vision between 20/100 and 20/200 in their better eye.
- Nephropathy – This pertains to kidney function. If the patient requires daily dialysis or otherwise has unsafe levels of minerals in his or her plasma due to poor kidney filtration, he or she may be eligible for disability benefits under this listing.
- Peripheral neuropathies – Individuals meet this listing if their nerve damage causes a significant disruption in the claimant’s ability to use their hands in a skilled way, stand or walk.
- Heart conditions – A variety of heart conditions may be caused by diabetes, including chronic heart failure, coronary artery disease, an irregular heartbeat, and peripheral vascular disease.
- Amputation – If nerve damage caused you to lose a hand or foot, the claimant may be eligible for benefits.
These are just a few of the problems experienced by a diabetic.
Diabetes happens when the body doesn’t produce enough insulin to process glucose. Diabetes can often be controlled with treatment — a combination of medication and diet. However, sometimes diabetes can’t be controlled, and then it can cause damage to internal organs and other problems that may disable you from continuing to work.
Schedule a Consultation with Maryland Diabetes Disability Lawyers
At Andalman & Flynn, an attorney will work both on initial applications and appeals. We can assist with collecting medical records, reports, and other expert evidence such as vocational evaluations and Independent Medical Evaluations to help you maximize your chances of winning your claims. Each area of disability benefits has a different process, and we can help you through all of them so that you can get the disability benefits that you deserve!
Diabetes may cause you pain and impair your ability to work. But you should apply for disability benefits available to you in order to replace, at least, part of your income loss. Call us today to schedule a consultation with a disability attorney in Maryland and we’ll fight to give you every chance possible as you file your disability claim.