Social Security Disability Claims for Lupus
The law firm of Rogers, Hofrichter & Karrh has had success helping clients prove claims of lupus as a qualifying impairment under Social Security disability. The majority of claims involving lupus are denied at the initial levels, but we have helped many clients convince an administrative law judge (ALJ) to award benefits.
If you are suffering from the pain and fatigue of lupus, our attorneys will give you an honest assessment of your case. If we find your claim has merit, you can count on us to exhaust all appeals to get the benefits you need and deserve.
The experienced lawyers of Rogers, Hofrichter & Karrh have handled Social Security disability (SSDI) and SSI claims for 20 years, on behalf of clients in the Metro Atlanta area and across Georgia. Contact us today for a free case evaluation.
Lupus/SLE and Autoimmune Diseases
Lupus claims are hard to document because the cause is a medical mystery and there are few tell-tale symptoms. A diagnosis is often a long process of elimination to rule out other conditions. Even with a diagnosis, the Social Security Administration requires evidence that lupus impairs a person's function to the point that he or she cannot hold a job.
Our attorneys are up to the challenge. Through meticulous documentation of the medical diagnostics, relevant symptoms and our clients' daily struggles, we have secured benefits for:
- Lupus, also known as systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE)
- Multiple sclerosis
- Rheumatoid arthritis
- Other inflammatory autoimmune disorders
Lupus affects each person differently, further complicating a diagnosis. It may affect the skin, joints or internal organs. Symptoms come and go, or change over time, but the prevailing characteristic is pain (and usually arthritis) in the fingers, hands, wrists and knees. Other common symptoms include skin rash, fever, fatigue, chest pain, muscle ache or generally feeling "ill" or lethargic.
Many people also become severely depressed, as a cumulative effect of the constant symptoms or because skeptical employers, family members and even doctors tell them there is nothing wrong.
At Rogers, Hofrichter & Karrh, we know that lupus is not "in your head" but a flesh-and-blood medical impairment for which there is relieving treatment but no cure. We will fight as far as necessary to win your case, and we are also able handle your combined benefits claims for long-term disability or workers' comp. Call us at 877-572-3949 or contact us online for a free consultation.