Disability Lawyer


Gulf War Illnesses (GWI) and Social Security Benefits

What is Gulf War Illness? And, how can it relate to filing for Social Security Disability Benefits? Gulf War Illness is a debilitating array of symptoms experienced by roughly 30% of Operation Desert Storm deployed U.S. forces. The symptoms can include unexplained widespread pain, fat
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What is Necrotizing Fasciitis?

Recently, I met with an individual who was diagnosed with a very rare bacterial infection known as necrotizing fasciitis. Necrotizing fasciitis is known by other names, but it is most commonly called either the flesh-eating disease, necrotizing soft tissue infection, flesh-eating bact
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Can I Receive Disability Benefits for POTS?

I want to discuss a condition that I am asked about quite a bit: Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome (POTS).Although POTS is not very common to the general populace, it is one of the more common forms of dysautonomia.  Dysautonomia is an umbrella term that includes many differen
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SSR 15-1p: Interstitial Cystitis

Last year, the Social Security Administration implemented SSR 15-1p replacing an older ruling from 2002 regarding Interstitial Cystitis.  This new ruling takes into account and utilizes the descriptions of Interstitial Cystitis recently developed by the American Urological Association
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Can the Side Effects of Medications Prevent Me From Working?

Can the Side Effects of Medications Prevent Me From Working? In all disability cases, the claimant is trying to explain to the Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) the totality of their limitations. The claimant should explain to the ALJ how they are limited both physically and mentally. Ad
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