Clostridium Difficile and Getting Social Security Disability
Would I be able to get Social Security Disability with clostridium difficile? You are probably asking this question because you have an infection that was caused by this bacteria, and it and/or complications that have resulted from it or other debilitating conditions that you have along with it are the reason why you are disabled, unable to work and in need of financial assistance.
The term clostridium difficile comes from a Greek word that means spindle and a Latin word that means difficult. It refers to a species of bacteria that brings about diarrhea and other kinds of intestinal disease.
It is normal for the clostridium difficile bacterium to be present in your colon. However, infections may occur when bacteria that are in competition are eradicated by antibiotics. A life-threatening inflammation of your colon may also result from clostridium difficile.
The clostridium difficile bacterium comes in two forms. One form is a noninfectious, nonactive form. This form of clostridium difficile is able to live in the environment for extended periods of time. This form is a spore that does not directly cause infections. However, when they are ingested, they become active and infectious.
The other form of clostridium difficile is active and infectious. It can also live in the environment for long periods of time.
In recent years, clostridium difficile has become a greater problem in the United States. Each year, up to 3 million cases of diarrhea and colitis are brought about by clostridium difficile in people who are in the hospital.
A larger number
To make matters worse, clostridium difficile has become more frequent, more severe and harder to treat. Even more troubling is the fact that a larger number of people are getting infections from clostridium difficile who are not in the hospital and are not on antibiotics.
An infection resulting from the clostridium difficile bacterium may be indicated by several different signs and symptoms. Some of these are:Current or recent use of antibioticsUnintentional weight lossDehydrationBlood or pus in your stoolAbdominal pain or tendernessSwollen abdomenSerious diarrheaKidney failure Loss of appetiteNauseaFeverFoul stool odor.
Infections from clostridium difficile would not usually qualify you to get Social Security Disability. However, once again, your infection and/or complications that have resulted from it or other debilitating ailments that you have along with it have caused you to be disabled, unable to work and in need of financial assistance.
If this is the case, you may qualify for benefits from the Social Security Administration. However, you may have already applied for Social Security Disability and been turned down.
If you plan on reapplying or appealing your denial, keep this simple fact in mind. People who are represented by a disability attorney like the one at disabilitycasereview.com, are approved more often than claimants who are not represented by a disability attorney.
The best thing to do is to contact the disability attorney at disabilitycasereview.com, and have your case evaluated at no cost or obligation to you.
Please do not put this off. It is far too important.
Article written by James Shugart
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