Free Consultation With An Attorney
770-884-6705877-572-3949

Understanding kidney disease

Recently, comedian and late night host John Oliver dedicated most of his popular show "Last Week Tonight" spotlighting problems with companies who provide kidney dialysis to Americans. It was an eye-opening feature story, and help shed the light on a disease that affects millions of Americans throughout the United States, including those from Atlanta, Georgia, all of Fayette County and the surrounding area.

Chronic kidney disease, also known as "CKD," affects as many as 26 million Americans and can lead to other serious health concerns, including heart disease and hypertension. Common causes of CKD include high blood pressure and diabetes, accounting for as much as two-thirds of all cases. Minorities, including African Americans and Hispanics, as well as seniors, are also at an increased risk.

Those suffering from chronic kidney disease may suffer from serious symptoms, such as feeling tired with less energy, swollen feet and ankles and the inability to fall asleep. If untreated, it could also lead to kidney failure and death. If such symptoms affect your ability to work, you may be eligible for Social Security Disability benefits for illnesses.

As we have stressed before, it is important to note that Social Security Disability is not designed to pay for medical expenses associated with your illness, injury or mental condition, but may be used to help offset the loss of income while you fight the disease. You may want to get more information to learn about how Social Security Disability benefits can help you and to see whether or not you may qualify.

Source: National Kidney Foundation, "About Chronic Kidney Disease," Accessed May 15, 2017

No Comments

Leave a comment
Comment Information

HONORS & MEMBERSHIPS

Free Case Evaluation Call Today: 770-884-6705

Our founding partners each have more than 20 years of experience in disability law, and they have a high success rate in administrative appeals and litigation in SSDI, workers' comp and long-term disability claims involving ERISA. Contact our Atlanta office today to discuss your needs.

Bold labels are required.

Contact Information
disclaimer.

The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.

close
Email Us For A Response

Office Location

Fayetteville Office (Main)
225 South Glynn Street, Suite 1
Fayetteville, Georgia 30214

Fayetteville Law Office Map

Atlanta Office
2970 Clairmont Road, NE, Suite 650
Atlanta, GA 30329

Map & Directions

Cartersville Office
5 South Public Square
Cartersville, GA 30120

Map & Directions

770-884-6705 - Local 877-572-3949 - Toll Free 770-460-1920 - Fax