Lung Transplants and Disability
When a person’s lungs have been severely damaged and are no longer able to transport oxygen to the cells and remove carbon dioxide from the cells, doctors may decide that the lung has completely failed and may need to be removed. In some cases, individuals may receive a lung transplant, replacing the failed organ with one that works correctly.
Lung transplants are often considered in life-threatening situations and typically are performed when there are no other medical options to revive the lungs. Individuals who have undergone lung transplant surgery may be eligible for Social Security disability benefits. If you have had a lung transplant and feel that you may be eligible for Social Security disability, contact the Indianapolis Social Security disability lawyers of the Hankey Law Office at (800) 520-3633.
Diseases that may cause lung failure include:
- Cystic Fibrosis
- Pulmonary fibrosis
- Pulmonary hypertension
If an injury or illness severely affects an individual’s ability to work or perform the necessary duties of a job, he or she may be eligible for Social Security disability benefits. If you think you may be eligible for disability benefits or have been wrongly denied benefits, contact an experienced disability attorney to discuss your options.
Contact an Indianapolis Social Security Disability Lawyer
If you have had a lung transplant and have been wrongly denied Social Security disability benefits, contact the Indianapolis Social Security disability lawyers of the (800) 520-3633 at (800) 520-3633 today.