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January 3, 2022 in

What does Social Security mean by “past relevant work?”

Many people apply for Social Security Disability when their conditions have prevented them from doing the type of work that they used to do. This is especially true when one has a very physical job, such as construction, and then develops physical problems such as back injuries that prevent them from continuing their previous...
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January 3, 2022 in

Multiple sclerosis: a potentially disabling condition

Multiple sclerosis is a chronic disease of the brain and spinal cord. It occurs when the immune system attacks the protective sheath, called myelin, which covers the nerve fibers in the brain and spinal cord. The attack results in inflammation, which destroys nerve cells and myelin. This causes communication problems between the brain and...
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January 3, 2022 in

What is my “date last insured?” and am I eligible for benefits if it has expired?

Social Security Disability Insurance benefits are available to those who have a condition that lasts or is expected to last for at least twelve months or result in death that has prevented the person from engaging in normal work activities. In addition, the person must have worked and paid taxes on their earnings in...
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January 3, 2022 in

Complex regional pain syndrome: a chronic disabling condition

Complex regional pain syndrome (abbreviated as CRPS) is a condition that causes persistent and severe debilitating pain. CRPS typically affects the extremities such as arms, legs, feet, or hands, but can affect any part of the body. CRPS also often occurs after an event such as an injury or surgery; however, the pain is...
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January 3, 2022 in

How do I determine which date of disability to choose?

When completing an application for Social Security Disability benefits, you will be required to tell Social Security the date which you became disabled, formally referred to as your alleged onset date. Many people have difficulty determining which date is the correct date to select, especially when they suffer from a chronic health condition that...
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December 31, 2021 in

When is a Landlord Liable for Slip and Fall Injuries?

Slip and fall injuries can lead to significant setbacks for individuals. This can include pain and suffering caused by the injuries themselves as well as massive medical bills. Here, we want to discuss when a landlord could be held liable for a slip and fall injury that occurs on their property. It is important...
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December 16, 2021 in

How Can a Lawyer Help a Brain Injury Victim?

If you or somebody you love has sustained a brain injury caused by the careless or negligent actions of another individual or entity in Florida, you may be able to recover compensation for your losses. However, brain injury cases can become complicated. Injury victims need an attorney who can guide them through this entire...
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December 10, 2021 in

What Are Signs of a Brain Injury?

If you or somebody you love has sustained a brain injury, you need to seek immediate medical care. Only a medical professional can properly diagnose a brain injury, and it is crucial that you seek treatment for these injuries as soon as possible to prevent any long-term brain damage. Here, we want to discuss...
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December 7, 2021 in

What if I can’t go back to my past work?

It is frustrating when you are unable to continue working at your previous job due to your health conditions. It is a particularly challenging situation to be in when you have only done one particular kind of job for your entire working life. If you are unable to continue working due to your medical...
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December 7, 2021 in

Legg-Calves-Perthes disease can be disabling in adulthood

Legg-Calve-Perthes disease is a rare hip condition occurring in childhood. The blood supply to the hip joint is interrupted and causes the bone cells to die, in a process called avascular necrosis. This causes the bone to weaken and may cause fractures. The femoral head of the hip joint degrades and loses its rounded...
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