Necrotizing Fasciitis and Receiving Social Security Disability
Necrotizing fasciitis is an infection of the deeper layers of your skin and subcutaneous tissues. It easily spreads across the fascial plane (connective tissue) inside your subcutaneous tissue. Necrotizing fasciitis can destroy skin, fat and the tissue that covers your muscles.
Necrotizing fasciitis is known by other names. It is also commonly called flesh-eating disease, necrotizing soft tissue infection, flesh-eating bacteria syndrome or flesh-eating bacteria. When this disease develops on your genitals it is called Fourniers gangrene.
Necrotizing fasciitis is an extremely rare but serious disease. Around 1 out of every 4 people who get this disease die from it. Many of the people who get this disease are in good health before they get this infection.
There are three types of necrotizing fasciitis. Type I is called polymicrobial necrotizing fasciitis. It usually develops after trauma or surgery. Type II is called group A streptococcal necrotizing fasciitis. This is the so-called flesh-eating bacterial infection. Type III necrotizing fasciitis, or clostridial myonecrosis, is gas gangrene. This is a skeletal muscle infection that may result from recent trauma or surgery.
Necrotizing fasciitis is caused by one or more multiplying bacterial species that are aggressive. Most of the time it is group A streptococcus. This disease usually develops in people who have a severe injury or an underlying condition.
Many times, the signs and symptoms of necrotizing fasciitis begin suddenly. These signs and symptoms include:
Skin that is swollen, red and hot when you touch it
Pain from an injury that improves for the first 24 to 36 hours but then suddenly gets worse
Pain that may be much greater than what you would expect based on the size of your injury or wound
Chills and fever
Vomiting and nausea
You or a loved one may have survived necrotizing fasciitis. However, complications that have resulted from necrotizing fasciitis and/or an underlying condition along with this disease may have brought about your disability and being unable to work.
You may need assistance if this is your situation. You may need financial help.
You or your loved one may have decided to apply for the financial assistance that you need from the Social Security Administration by applying for Social Security disability benefits or disability benefits because of complications that have resulted from necrotizing fasciitis and/or an underlying condition along with this disease. You or your loved one may have already tried this option, and your application was denied by the Social Security Administration.
If you or your loved one is intending to reapply or appeal the denial, here is a very important fact that you need to remember. The fact of the matter is that people who are represented by a disability attorney like the one you will find at disabilitycasereview.com are approved more often than people who do not have a disability lawyer in their corner.