Representing Sufferers Of Reheumatoid Arthritis And Autoimmune Disorders

In autoimmune disorders, such as lupus and rheumatoid arthritis, our bodies literally declare war on themselves. This can result in physical symptoms that impede a person's ability to be gainfully employed. Seeking Social Security disability benefits may be the only way to continue to live a life of dignity.

At Dobbs Law, our passionate and aggressive Social Security disability lawyers fight for you when you are unable to fight for yourself. From our three office locations, we have achieved success in disability claims for clients throughout the United States.

Contact us toll-free at 888-366-8134. Your first meeting with us is always free of charge, and when you call us, an experienced attorney will discuss your potential case with you.

Understanding Lupus

In lupus, the body's own immune system attacks its tissues and organs. Symptoms of lupus vary widely and can include:

  • Joint Pain, Swelling and Stiffness
  • "Butterfly" Rash: a Rash Over the Cheeks and Bridge of the Nose
  • Skin Lesions
  • Easy Bruising
  • Significant Weight Loss or Gain
  • Chronic Fatigue
  • Headaches

During a lupus flare, symptoms become sharply worse. Complications of lupus can involve damage to the heart, kidneys and blood vessels.

Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA)

Although, like lupus, Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) is an autoimmune disorder, it tends to affect the small joints of the hands and feet. The chronic inflammation and destruction of the joints can result in painful, swollen, stiff joints. RA sufferers can have stiff, "swanned" fingers and enlarged knuckles. As it progresses, the range of movement of the hands and fingers can become severely impaired.

Helping You Make Your Case

Making the best Social Security disability case always depends on treatment. In the case of lupus and RA, a rheumatologist would likely be involved in treating and managing these conditions. The symptoms of these conditions can vary widely, from virtually non-existent to quite severe, thus medical records are important for establishing the extent and severity of the symptoms.

Contact Dobbs Law

Securing Social Security disability benefits is often a complex process. You don't have to face it alone. Contact us at 888-366-8134.