Growth Disorders

Children who are much smaller or larger than their peers may have a growth disorder caused by a pituitary gland issue. The pituitary gland produces growth hormones and, on occasion produces too much or too little of a hormone causing a stunting or an overstimulation of growth. Possible treatments include hormone therapy, other medicines and, in some cases, surgery or radiation therapy. There are over 300 types of dwarfism which may involve congenital issues also impacting other organs, physical problems, learning and/or mental involvement. There are other congenital disorders, illnesses or diseases which can impact on growth such as cystic fibrosis, Turner syndrome, Crohn's disease, Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia, and disorders of the musculoskeletal system or trauma or problems with the growth plates.

Musculoskeletal disorders include a wide range of disorders which may result from hereditary congenital, or acquired pathologic processes. Impairments may result from infectious, inflammatory, or degenerative processes, traumatic or developmental events, or neoplastic, vascular, or toxic/metabolic diseases.

In order to prove your disability to Social Security, you need to either document that your condition or conditions meet or equal in severity the criteria found in the Social Security Commissioner's regulations or, if you are an adult, that your condition and symptoms are so severe that you are unable to work. If you are a child under 18, you must similarly show that your condition or conditions meet or equal in severity the criteria in the Social Security Commissioner's regulations or that your condition or conditions functionally equals the Commissioner's regulations.

The law firm of Sheryl Gandel Mazur has an experienced disability attorney and has been representing individuals in their Social Security disability appeals for over 30 years. Let us help you receive your Social Security disability benefits.

Our disability law firm represents individuals:

  • In filing their initial disability applications
  • In handling cases at the initial level including appealing initial denials
  • In handling cases at the reconsideration level including appealing reconsideration denials
  • In handling cases at the hearings level
  • In appealing and handling cases at the Appeals Council level
  • In appealing and handling cases at the Federal Court level

Our New Jersey SSD for children lawyer also handles SSI child's disability cases at all levels.

Contact Our Social Security Disability Law Firm

We represent clients throughout north and south New Jersey. Our law offices are open weekdays from nine to five, and we return all calls promptly, so you get the answers you need. Call us at 973-200-6629 or toll free at 877-892-0197 or contact us online for a free initial consultation. With offices in both Essex County and Atlantic County, we are able to conveniently serve people from throughout the state.