Social Security Common Conditions: Hepatitis

by Staff | April 7th, 2014

There are hundreds of diseases and conditions that can leave an individual unable to work and eligible for Social Security disability benefits, including hepatitis. The disease is a viral infection that attacks the liver and can result in the organ shutting down if not treated.

An estimated 4.4 million Americans suffer from the disease, which can be contracted a number of ways. Some of the most common causes of the disease spreading are blood transfusions or the sharing of intravenous needles, but some cases of the disease have been linked to the use of contaminated medications.

An article from FOX News detailed how the dietary supplement, OxyElite Pro, had been linked to an outbreak of more than 100 cases of the disease in more than 16 states, including Hawaii.

A case of Hepatitis can be identified by the symptoms of Liver Disease that are often associated with the infection. This can include:

  • Hypertensive Gastropathy
  • Hemorrhaging of Internal Organs
  • Fluid Buildup Around The Lungs
  • Infection of the Abdominal Cavity
  • Deteriorating Kidney Function
  • Broadening of Blood Vessels
  • Liver Failure

Fleschner, Stark, Tanoos & Newlin and their team of Social Security Disability Lawyers have seen how difficult life can be for those suffering from a Hepatitis infection and urge those individuals to seek counsel with a reputable attorney immediately to discuss the financial options that are available.

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