Chicago Kidney Transplant Attorneys

Illinois Social Security Disability Lawyers

If a person is experiencing kidney failure, a kidney transplant may be necessary.  Kidney failure may be caused by a variety of conditions, such as hypertension, glomerulonephritis, and diabetes.  Kidney failure, or renal failure, can vary in the extent to which it affects a person’s life.  Some patients may participate in daily activities with little disruption, while others may be so fatigued that they may not be able to get out of bed.  The most common symptoms of kidney failure include stomach upset, swelling in the feet and other extremities, fatigue, muscle soreness, and muscle cramps.

While a person awaits a kidney transplant, he or she will likely receive hemodialysis, which is a medical procedure whereby waste products and other fluids are removed from a patient’s body when the kidneys no longer function due to renal failure.  Patients who undergo hemodialysis may experience side effects such as low blood pressure, fatigue, chest pains, leg cramps, nausea and headaches.

If you have undergone a kidney transplant, or expect to receive a kidney transplant, and are unable to work as a result of the kidney failure and kidney transplant, you may be eligible for social security disability benefits, such as Supplemental Security Income (SSI) or Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI).

Social security disability benefits are available if you have a medical condition that is expected to last at least 12 months or result in death, and you are unable to work as a result of your medical condition.  The recovery time and impact on daily activities can vary greatly following a kidney transplant.

The SSA has established a special category for persons who have been diagnosed with permanent kidney failure that require a kidney transplant under Section 6.00 of the “Listing of Medical Impairments” in order to make the application process more straightforward.   It is important to provide complete and accurate medical records and vocational information with your application.  The skilled Chicago social security disability attorneys at Ankin Law have considerable experience assisting clients with SSDI and SSI applications and we can work with you to ensure that you have supplied the necessary information with your application.

If you have undergone or expect to undergo a kidney transplant as a result of renal failure, contact the experienced Chicago social security disability attorneys at Ankin Law at (872) 529-9377 to discuss a possible disability claim.


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