Blood disorders are very difficult diseases to live with and can lead to a person being unable to work. Blood disorders are very serious and generally involve periods of hospitalization and aggressive treatments to combat the symptoms and complications with the diseases.

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There are various forms of blood disorders that can cause these serious issues that will allow you to apply to the Social Security Administration for Social Security Disability benefits. These include:

  • Anemia: This disease is where your body has a lower than normal amount of red blood cells. It can also be when your red blood cells don’t carry enough iron that gives the blood its red color. Generally the symptoms are shortness of breath, dizziness or headaches.
  • Aplastic Anemia: The bone marrow does not produce enough new blood cells in order to replace the old ones. This includes a lower production of white blood cells which are used to fight infection. Aplastic anemia is a disease that is very rare and also serious, as it can get worse over time.
  • Blood Transfusion: Blood transfusions are given to a person when they lose too much blood after an accident, disease or surgery. These transfusions over time make a person more likely to develop autoimmune diseases that result in a rejection of the blood being transfused.
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT): A blood clot forms in a vein that is deep in the body, most likely in the leg or thigh. When the blood clot moves through the body, it creates a condition more commonly known as pulmonary embolism that can cause damage to the lungs, other organs and even death.
  • Fanconi Anemia: A type of anemia that affects all of your bodily organs and results from your body not making enough new blood cells for your body to function properly. This can lead to leukemia and also bone marrow failure.
  • Hemochromatosis: A disorder that involves too much iron being absorbed by the stomach. Symptoms of this disease include stomach pain, excessive tiredness, darkening of the skin color or bronzing, joint pain, low motivation and energy, weight loss, weakness or loss of body hair.
  • Hemolytic Anemia: The body destroys red blood cells too quickly and so this disease results in a lack of red blood cells in the body. The symptoms are chilld, dark urine, enlarged spleen, excessive tiredness, fever, paleness of the skin, shortness of breath and high heart rate.

An IV being inserted into the hand of a patient with a blood disorder.The listed blood disorders are a very small list of examples and they vary in the types of blood diseases, but all blood diseases have in common that they involve parts of the blood that are not performing properly. When working properly, the blood is an amazing thing. Unfortunately for many, there are various blood diseases that prevent the blood from functioning properly that makes the person seriously ill and unable to return to work. These are very serious diseases, many of which are life threatening if not treated properly. Even if they are treated properly, continuous doctor supervision is necessary which makes attending a regular job very difficult.

Blood disorders can be a debilitating disease that keeps you out of work for long periods of time. If you or a loved one has this problem and it is affecting the quality of 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.

A woman laying in a hospital bed due to a blood disorder seeking social security disability.When 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 blood disorders 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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A personal injury lawyer is discussing a case with his two clients.If 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.