Chicago Hip Replacement Attorneys

Illinois Social Security Disability Lawyers

Hip replacement is an orthopedic surgical procedure whereby a damaged hip joint is replaced is a prosthetic hip joint.  The artificial hip consists of a ball that is made of either metal or ceramic, and a socket with a liner made of plastic, metal or ceramic.  Artificial hip joints are designed to be accepted by a patient’s body and resist corrosion and wear.

Hip replacements are usually performed on persons who have suffered hip joint damage due to arthritis or hip injury.  Hip replacement surgery can relieve pain and increase motor function, but it requires significant recovery and rehabilitation time.

One of the most common problems following hip replacement surgery is hip dislocation.  Since the artificial hip joint system is smaller than the original hip joint, the ball may come out of the socket.  In some cases, hip replacement surgery may result in blood clots and infection.  Hip replacement surgery may also limit your long-term physical activities, including your ability to engage in substantial gainful employment.  If you are unable to work as a result of a hip replacement, you may be eligible for social security disability benefits, such as Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI).

In order to be eligible for SSDI or SSI benefits, you must show the Social Security Administration (SSA) that your hip replacement surgery prevents you from working for at least 12 months.  The SSA has specific financial requirements and work requirements in order to receive SSDI or SSI benefits.  You must provide detailed medical and financial information along with your application.  Accordingly, a skilled disability attorney can be instrumental in guiding you through the disability application.  At Ankin Law, our knowledgeable Chicago social security disability attorneys have considerable experience assisting clients with the entire claim process – from application filing to hearing.  Our Chicago social security disability benefits lawyers are particularly knowledgeable about social security laws and will explain the process and requirements so that you understand what is required of you to receive social security disability benefits.

We will help prepare and review your SSDI or SSI application to ensure that you have provided sufficient disability documentation.  Our Illinois social security disability attorneys know that the success of your claim can hinge on providing comprehensive medical information regarding your hip replacement surgery and the underlying medical condition that necessitated the hip replacement surgery.

If you have undergone a hip replacement surgery and are unable to work as a result, contact Ankin Law at (872) 529-9377 to schedule an appointment with one of our experienced Chicago disability attorneys to discuss a possible disability claim.


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