Blood is a liquid that flows inside of your blood vessels. Your blood is always moving as your heart pumps it through arteries to the different cells and organs of your body.
The clotting of your blood is a vital mechanism that helps your body repair injured blood vessels. The medical term for a blood clot is thrombosis.
It does not usually affect you when a blood clot is formed as a part of the normal repair process of your body. However, a blood clot can form when it is not needed. When this happens, there can be serious consequences.
Deep vein thrombosis (DVT) is a condition where a blood clot forms in one or more of the deep veins of your body. This usually happens in your legs where, as the name implies, veins are located deep within the muscles of your legs.
A deep vein thrombosis (DVT) in and of itself does not usually cause serious problems. However, if a piece of the blood clot breaks loose and travels downstream through your heart to your pulmonary circulation system and becomes lodged in your lung, it becomes a life-threatening situation.
About 50% of the cases of deep vein thrombosis (DVT) cause no signs or symptoms at all. If you do have signs and symptoms with DVT, they may include:
§ Warmth and redness over the affected area
§ Swelling in your affected leg that may include swelling in your foot and ankle
§ Swelling or pain in your neck or arms that can happen if you have a blood clot that forms in your neck or arms
§ Pain in you affected leg that may include your foot and ankle, and start in your calf and feel like a charley horse or cramping
§ Tenderness in the affected area
§ Changes in skin color in the affected area.
Ordinarily, deep vein thrombosis (DVT) would not qualify you to receive Social Security disability benefits or disability benefits because it does not cause you to be disabled for a period of at least 12 months. Social Security guidelines require that you have to be disabled for a period of at least 12 months in order to qualify for these benefits.
However, you or a loved one may have other disabling conditions along with deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and/or complications that have resulted from it. Because of this, you or your loved one is disabled and in need of financial assistance.
You or your loved one may have applied for financial assistance from the Social Security Administration by applying for Social Security disability benefits or disability benefits because of the disability caused by deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and/or complications resulting from or other disabling conditions along with it. Were you turned down?
If you or your loved one appeals the denial by the Social Security Administration, always remember. People represented by a disability lawyer like the one at Disability Case Review are approved more often than people who do not have a disability attorney.