Sarcoidosis and Social Security Disability Benefits

While the cause is still unknown, sarcoidosis is a disease that causes swelling or inflammation in body tissue, more specifically, in the lymph nodes and lungs. Sarcoidosis is unique in that it can appear and disappear without warning, or it can develop over a long period of time and last a lifetime. In the United States, sarcoidosis affects 11 out of every 100,000 Caucasians and 36 out of every 100,000 African Americans. When someone is infected, he or she will develop microscopic lumps called granulomas.

If you suffer from sarcoidosis, you may need financial assistance due to an inability to work. The Indianapolis Social Security disability benefits lawyers of the Hankey Law Office, will help you fight for the financial assistance you need if you are considering filing for Social Security disability benefits, or if your claim has been denied. Call us today at 317-634-8565 and schedule a free consultation with an experienced disability benefits lawyer today.

Symptoms of Sarcoidosis

While there is no official cause, many people suspect sarcoidosis is caused by genetic factors or sensitive reactions to the environment. Sarcoidosis can cause many different symptoms that may make it difficult for individuals to continue working. Some of these symptoms include:

  • Extreme shortness of breath
  • Nagging and lingering cough
  • Skin rashes, usually red bumps on face, arms, or shins
  • Fatigue
  • Fever

Sarcoidosis is more common in people between the ages of 20 and 40 and generally affects women more than men.

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If you suffer from Sarcoidosis and you are seeking Social Security disability benefits, contact the Indianapolis Social Security disability benefits lawyers of the Hankey Law Office, P.C., today at 317-634-8565.