Indianapolis Social Security Disability Lawyer
Living with Lupus
Systemic lupus erythematosus, more commonly known as lupus, is an often fatal autoimmune disease. Luckily, with new advances in medical technology, this disease is becoming more and more treatable, and fatalities are much rarer. Unfortunately, even with the recent medical advances, lupus is impossible to predict. There are flares and remissions in which the disease becomes more and less pronounced.
Like any other autoimmune disease, lupus involves the immune system attacking the body’s cells and tissue. While it can affect any part of the body, the most common forms of lupus attack:
- Blood vessels
- Nervous system
There is, unfortunately, no known cure for lupus. Instead, doctors must treat the disease symptomatically. This generally means trying to prevent and control flares with medications, alternative medicine and sometimes lifestyle changes. These management techniques will most likely be used for the rest of the patient’s life. This means that there is a great deal of ongoing treatment.
In a situation like this, many people require financial assistance. For this reason, you may want to consider Social Security disability. These benefits can be very helpful if you qualify, but they can also be difficult to obtain. This makes it a very good idea to have an attorney on your side.
If you or someone you know is living with lupus and considering filing for social security disability, contact the Indianapolis social security disability lawyers of the Hankey Law Office at (800) 520-3633.