Disability Due to Conditions That Are Hard to Diagnose
Although the Social Security Administration provides an exhaustive listing of impairments that may qualify someone for SSI or SSDI, it is sometimes difficult to prove that a person’s symptoms match one of the listed conditions or illnesses. This is especially true with symptoms that cannot be seen with an X-ray, an MRI or a CT scan.
At the Everett, Washington, law firm of Russell & Hill, PLLC, we help people develop applications for disability benefits for conditions that are hard to measure. As disability lawyers who have helped many clients receive disability benefits, we know how to develop compelling arguments based on medical evidence and detailed documentation.
If you are wondering how to obtain benefits for a hard-to-diagnose illness or condition,contact an attorney at Russell & Hill. Call us toll-free at 855.212.9165 to learn how we can help you.
Hard to Diagnose Disabilities
People with conditions such as these often have difficulty obtaining benefits:
- Chronic pain
- Migraine headaches
- Chronic fatigue
- Reflex sympathetic dystrophy (RSD)
These and other conditions can be difficult to diagnose and document, making a disability claim more difficult.
How a Lawyer Can Help
Our attorneys understand the importance of providing detailed medical documentation in cases based on hard-to-measure conditions. It is critical to have the right treating physician as a source of evidence. A family doctor or internist is not a specialist and his or her opinion may be discounted. A person seeking SSDI or SSI with a hard-to-diagnose condition should be treated by specialists in the field.
Our lawyers will help you see a physician who specializes in diagnosing and treating illnesses such as fibromyalgia or chronic fatigue syndrome. We make sure that clients have the right physician so they can get the treatment they need and the documentation that will prove the case for disability. It may be necessary to consult with several specialists, as illnesses such as migraines or chronic fatigue often accompany some other condition that may be more easily diagnosed and treated.
Contact Us Today
For information about disability and hard-to-diagnose conditions such as RSD or chronic fatigue, contact us by e-mail or call 855.212.9165 to schedule a free initial consultation.
We receive many referrals from former clients. They send their relatives and friends to us because they have experienced our thorough and diligent representation and know we do everything we can for our clients.
Come to Russell & Hill for the following services:
- Free initial consultations
- Weekday, evening and weekend appointments
- Phone consultations 24 hours a day in emergencies
- In-house Spanish translation
- A convenient location on Broadway in Everett
Author: James Hill