Hepatitis comes in three forms, Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B and Hepatitis C. A majority of people with Hepatitis B and C live relatively normal lives, but some people develop serious liver complications after they acquire this disease.

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person with hepatitis with signs of jaundiceMany people are unable to work after contracting Hepatitis. The Social Security Administration looks to the information in your medical record to determine whether or not you qualify for Social Security Disability benefits, therefore, a clear and accurate medical record is necessary.

Typical Symptoms and Complications of Hepatitis Include:

  • Stomach pain or swelling
  • Male Breast Development
  • Excessive Exhaustion
  • Fever
  • Itchy Skin
  • Yellowing of the Skin (Jaundice)
  • Appetite Loss
  • Nausea and Vomiting
  • Malnutrition

Hepatitis is when the liver swells and the stomach becomes infected. People with Hepatitis B and C likely don’t have any symptoms at first but they usually develop later and are severe. People with Hepatitis A will develop symptoms about 2-6 weeks after infection and the symptoms may last up to several months. Because there is no treatment for Hepatitis A, the recovery rate is dependent upon the immune system of the person and may take up to a year to recover. During that time, each person is not supposed to work.

Hepatitis can be a debilitating disease that keeps you out of work for long periods of time. If you or a loved one has this disease and it is affecting your life so severely that your doctor tells you that you should not return to work, contact an experienced RI Social Security Disability attorney right away. An experienced Social Security attorney in Rhode Island can help you to make important life decisions and can ease the stress of the application process to the Social Security Administration. Nearly 75 percent of all first time applicants for Social Security Disability are denied benefits. This denial is generally not because the disability is not worthy of benefits, but rather because the paperwork was not what the Social Security Administration was looking for.

medical record of person with hepatitisWhen looking to approve or deny a claim for Disability benefits, the Social Security Administration relies heavily on the medical record provided to them as well as the opinion of the treating physician. It is important to have an attorney look these papers over in order to be sure that they accurately reflect the pain that you are experiencing. An experienced Social Security Disability attorney can ensure that you put the best claim forward for benefits that you have and can also reduce the stress of compiling and reading all of the information yourself. Dealing with the symptoms Hepatitis can be stressful and a competent and experienced RI Social Security Disability attorney can ease the stress and pain of fighting for your right to Social Security Disability compensation. An experienced RI Social Security Disability attorney can also ensure that the Social Security Administration is aware of the extent of your disability and your inability to work.

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client with hepatitis meeting with a personal injury lawyerIf you have a lawyer prior to filing a claim with the Social Security Administration, your chances of succeeding are nearly doubled. Not only are your chances of success greater, but you will begin receiving your benefits more quickly. If you plan on, or are currently doing business with the Social Security Administration, call The Law Offices of d’Oliveira & Associates now. We can help to ensure that your claim is processed quickly, efficiently, and successfully. We at d’Oliveira & Associates are highly skilled in the area of Social Security Disability law and have helped many clients successfully. Please contact The Law Offices of d’Oliveira & Associates at 1-800-992-6878 or fill out a contact form for a free legal consultation.