Respiratory Disease and Disability

Social security disability cases often focus on the type of condition an individual is suffering from and how it affects the individual’s life and ability to work. Respiratory diseases often place huge limitations on an individual’s ability to perform labor-intensive tasks and may warrant disability compensation.

There are many different types of respiratory conditions and the seriousness of the condition is determined on a case-by-case basis. If you are suffering from a respiratory disease and feel you may be eligible for social security disability benefits, call an Indianapolis disability lawyer at the Hankey Law Office at 317-634-8565.

Common Respiratory Diseases

Respiratory diseases can have drastic effects on an individual’s productivity and livelihood. Common respiratory diseases include:

  • Emphysema
  • Bronchitis
  • Asthma
  • Lung cancer
  • Pneumonia
  • Interstitial lung disease
  • Atelectasis (collapsed lung)
  • Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome
  • Black lung
  • Tuberculosis

If you feel you may be suffering from a respiratory disease, it is wise to consult a medical professional for a proper diagnosis. If you find your condition makes work and daily life activities difficult, you may be eligible for social security disability benefits.

Contact an Indianapolis Disability Attorney

Different respiratory diseases have various symptoms and may also vary in degree of severity. If you are seeking disability compensation or have been wrongly denied social security disability benefits, contact the Indianapolis social security disability lawyers of the Hankey Law Office at 317-634-8565 to discuss your options.