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Alabama Disability Attorneys: Sickle Cell Anemia

We hope that this new therapy will be successful in helping those who suffer with Sickle Cell.

Sickle Cell Anemia is an inherited blood disorder which causes red blood cells to mutate to a crescent or sickle shape when the cells are deprived of oxygen, making it difficult for the cells to pass through blood vessels. This can lead to a blockage of the blood vessels, causing less oxygen to reach the body, which can cause organ and tissue damage. This damage leads to complications of Sickle Cell disease such as jaundice, anemia or even gallstones. If a blockage effects a person’s spleen, then they become more vulnerable to certain bacterial infections.
Children or Adults may be entitled to disability benefits if they suffer from sickle cell.

The Social Security Administration evaluates each persons’ claim on a case-by-case basis in determining whether the effects of sickle cell anemia or the treatments for the disorder are disabling, and the Administration looks at a number of factors, such as if your condition led to: (i) documented painful crises occurring at least 3 times during the 5 previous months; (ii) required hospitalization (beyond a visit to the emergency room) at least 3 times during the prior 12 months or (iii) you have suffered chronic, severe anemia with persistence of hematocrit of 26 percent of less.

If your Sickle Cell disease prevents you from performing the jobs you have done over the last 15 years and also prevents you from finding other work in substantial numbers, then you are entitled to disability benefits.

If you or a loved one lives in Alabama, and you are suffering from the effects of Sickle Cell and you believe you are disabled as the result and are entitled to Social Security Disability or SSI benefits, you do not have to tackle the Social Security Administration alone. Please feel from to contact one of the experienced Alabama Disability Attorneys at Powell and Denny today.

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