An auto-immune disorder can drastically impact a person’s health and ability to work. If you need Social Security Disability benefits and are dealing with any one of a host of autoimmune disorders, contact The Law Offices of Sheryl Gandel Mazur today.
SSD Benefits For Autoimmune Disorders in New Jersey
There are almost 100 different types of autoimmune disorders. Autoimmune disorders cause the immune system to attack and destroy healthy body tissue. In a person with an autoimmune disorder, the body can’t tell the difference between toxins and healthy cells. Certain people may be genetically predisposed to autoimmune disorders that may attack blood cells or vessels, glands (such as the thyroid or pancreas), skin, joints, muscles and/or connective tissues resulting in abnormal organ growth or function, or the destruction of body tissue.
Autoimmune disorders include a wide spectrum of illnesses such as: Type I diabetes mellitus, rheumatoid or inflammatory arthritis, ankylosing spondyloarthritis, Hashimoto’s thyroiditis, pernicious anemia, Grave’s Disease, Lupus, undifferentiated connective tissue disease, polymyositis, dermatomyositis, systemic sclerosis, scleroderma, systemic vasculitis, polyarteritis nodosa, aortic arch arteritis, giant cell arteritis, Wegener’s granulomatosis, Sjorgren’s syndrome, cutaneous vasculitis, MS, HIV and AIDS. Children’s autoimmune disorders include many of the same illnesses.
The autoimmune disorders may be documented upon testing including laboratory testing or blood work, skin, tissue or bone biopsies, X-rays, MRIs or clinical symptoms or physician observations. The autoimmune disorders are generally evaluated by how they affect the body systems and organs, including the muscles, joints, skin, tissue, lungs, heart, eyes, digestive tract, renal system, blood, nervous system or mental functioning. Other medical conditions may overlap with these illnesses including fevers, weakness, pain or infections. There are many types of specialists who treat these conditions, including rheumatologists, vascular specialists, infectious disease specialists, immunologists, cardiologists, endocrinologists and pediatric specialists.
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Our firm specializes in helping those unable to return to work through each facet of the SSD process, from filing for disability to appealing denials. If you need a legal team you can trust, contact us today.