Marfan Syndrome and Receiving Social Security Disability
Marfan syndrome is a genetic or inherited disorder that affects your connective tissue. Connective tissues are the fibers that provide the support and framework for your body.
As a result, Marfan syndrome can affect many of your body systems. These include your eyes, skeleton, heart and blood vessels. The damage can be mild or severe that is caused by Marfan syndrome. This disorder can cause life-threatening complications.
People who have Marfan syndrome are usually tall and thin. They have disproportionately long legs, toes, fingers and arms. Some experts think Abraham Lincoln may have had Marfan syndrome.
Marfan syndrome is named after a French pediatrician, Antoine Marfan. He first described the condition in 1896 after noticing striking features in a 5 year old girl.
Marfan syndrome affects men and women equally. This disorder happens in at least 1 in 5,000 people according to the National Institutes of Health. This means that anywhere from 60,000 to 200,000 people in the United States have Marfan syndrome.
The signs and symptoms of Marfan syndrome vary greatly, even among members of the same family. The reason for this is because this disorder can affect so many of the systems of your body. Some people have life-threatening complications, while others experience only mild effects.
Marfan syndrome usually worsens with age. With this disorder it is more features to look for rather than signs and symptoms. Some of these effects are:
§ Crowded teeth and a high, arched palate
§ A curved spine
§ A breastbone that dips inward or protrudes outward
§ Flat feet
§ Tall and slender build
§ Disproportionately long arms, fingers, legs and toes
§ Extreme nearsightedness
§ Heart murmurs.
You or a loved one may have Marfan syndrome. This may be the reason why you are disabled and unable to work.
You or your loved one may need help if this is true. You may need financial help because of the disability caused by Marfan syndrome.
Where will you get the financial assistance that you or your loved one needs? Who can help you? Who will help you?
You or you loved one may have applied for Social Security disability benefits or disability benefits from the Social Security Administration because of the disability caused by Marfan syndrome. Were you or your loved one denied?
You or your loved one may be thinking about appealing the denial by the Social Security Administration. If this is what you decide to do, here is something important for you to remember.
You or your loved one may need the representation of a disability attorney like the one you will find at here in what can prove to be a long and trying procedure. This is true because people who are represented by a determined disability lawyer are approved more often than those without an attorney.
Do not wait. This is something of great importance to you or your loved one. Contact the disability lawyer at Disability Case Review, today.