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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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Many 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
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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 crippling disease that can prohibit you from going to work for an extended duration. If you have this disease and it is negatively affecting your life to the point that your doctor recommends that you should not go back to work, contact a knowledgeable Rhode Island Social Security Disability lawyer right away. An experienced lawyer can help you make essential life choices and can reduce the stress of the application procedure to the Social Security Administration (SSA). Nearly 75% of all initial applications for Social Security Disability are denied. This denial is typically not because the disability is unworthy of benefits, but because the paperwork that was submitted was not what the SSA was looking for.

When deciding to approve or deny a claim for Disability benefits, the SSA heavily relies on the medical records provided to them along with the medical opinion of the doctor. It is imperative to have a lawyer look through these papers to ensure they accurately represent the pain that you are experiencing. An experienced Rhode Island Social Security Disability lawyer can make sure you put the best claim forward for the benefits that you deserve. They can also reduce the anxiety of gathering and reading all of the information by yourself. Living with the symptoms of Hepatitis can be demanding. A competent and experienced Rhode Island Social Security Disability lawyer can relieve the stress and pain by fighting for your right to Social Security Disability compensation. An experienced lawyer can also make sure that the SSA is well aware of the severity of your disability and, by extension, your inability to work.

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If you have a lawyer before you file a claim with the SSA, your chances of success are nearly doubled. Not only that, but you will begin to obtain your benefits quicker. If you plan on, or are currently doing business with the SSA, call d’Oliveira & Associates now. We can assist in making sure your claim is processed swiftly, efficiently and successfully. The lawyers at d’Oliveira & Associates are very skilled in the area of Social Security Disability law and have successfully assisted many clients. Please contact us at 1-800-992-6878 or fill out a contact form for a free (no obligation) case consultation.