Kidney FailureKidney failure, also known asrenal failure or (formerly) renal insufficiency, is an event that can be life changing. The limited treatment options result in a severe impact on an individual’s ability to continue to perform their previous job. Many patients who are dealing with kidney failure have to go on dialysis and are placed on the transplant list. Kidney failure affects nearly every part of the body, and is when the kidneys, which process chemicals in the blood, begin to fail. This means that the person who is suffering from kidney failure begins to have toxic blood. The only treatment for this right now is dialysis and eventual transplant, which makes kidney failure a very difficult problem for the patients who are suffering from it.

Causes of Kidney Failure:

  • Malignant Hypertension:
  • also known as a hypertensive emergency that can irreversibly injure organs in a short period of time.

  • Reaction to Transfusion:
  • Certain mistakes, oversights, or unforeseeable emergencies arising from blood transfusions.

  • Scleroderma:
  • Can lead to malignant hypertension, which can damage kidneys.

  • Acute Pyelonephritis:
  • Inflammation of the kidneys and renal pelvis that can cause reduced efficiency of the kidneys.

  • Septicemia:
  • A blood infection that can attack many organs, related to blood poisoning or sepsis.

  • Acute Tubular Necrosis:
  • Breakdown of the cells that form the tubule that transports urine from the body. If the cause is isolated and dealt with, recovery is usually likely.

  • Decreased Blood Flow (Low Blood Pressure):
  • Can insufficiently transport toxins extracted from the blood, causing them to build up in the kidneys.

  • Hemolytic-Uremic Syndrome:
  • Loss of red blood cells and low platelet count leading to renal failure. Most cases follow an infection by E. coli.

  • Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Thrombotic Purpura (ITTP):
  • Formation of microscopic blood clots throughout the body. In the kidneys, these blood clots can restrict blood flow and cause kidney failure.

man having kidney dialysis due to kidney failure

Some common symptoms include pain between ribs and hips, nausea, seizures, changes in urination, bruising, emotional changes, loss of appetite, and exhaustion.

Kidney failure 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 MA Social Security Disability Attorney right away. An experienced Social Security attorney in Massachusetts 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.

Contact the Law Offices of d’Oliveira & Associates

Brockton Social Security Disability Lawyers meeting client with kidney failureIf you have a MA Attorney 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 also 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.

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