Neuromuscular Disease Social Security Disability Claims

March 30,2010
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More than 40 million Americans are affected by neuromuscular disease, a term referring to disorders that weaken voluntary muscles throughout the body. Progressing over time, the disease generally results in muscle weakness and fatigue as well as heart and respiratory problems. While there is presently no cure for the disorders, which doctors believe are inherited, many people who suffer from them are able to maintain a long, happy and productive life with the proper treatment and assistance. Nevertheless, the effects of the disease are significant and can be completely debilitating, limiting a person with nueromuscular disease in everything from standing and walking to eating and speaking.

Many people who suffer from neuromuscular disease are unable to work. These individuals are generally eligible for Social Security Disability benefits, which the federal government provides to people who are unable to work for a year or more due to a physical or mental impairment, or combination of impairments. The Social Security Disability attorneys at Hermann Law Group, PLLC have more than 50 years of combined experience representing clients in Social Security Disability claims. Our clients include those with neuromuscular disease, for whom we’ve successfully won benefits claims.

We understand how difficult the disease makes every day living activities and that, for a large majority of people who suffer from it, working is simply not an option. Even for those with early-stage nueromuscular disease, we understand that the impairment is not something that can be overcome by simply working to strengthen the muscles.

While the significantly limiting nature of this disease is clear to anyone who suffers from it, a claimant must provide clear and convincing evidence of the impairment and its effect on his or her ability to work in order to get a claim for disability benefits approved by the Social Security Administration (SSA), the federal agency that operates the benefits program. Medical evidence in particular is the key to proving a claim. Naturally, much of this evidence – records, opinions, doctors’ notes, etc. – is prepared for the purpose of treating the patient, rather than proving a Social Security Disability claim.

At Hermann Law Group, we have the expertise and experience to coordinate with treating medical providers to ensure that our clients’ medical records contain all of the necessary information that will clearly support a finding of disability. We focus exclusively on disability cases and have represented thousands of clients in Social Security Disability claims process. We understand the nature of neuromuscular disease and the information required to win a neuromuscular disease disability claim.

Year after year we are proud to maintain a success rate of over 90% in all the Social Security cases we handle. We are so confident in our ability that, in Social Security Disability cases, we will not charge you a fee unless we win your case.

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