Rheumatoid Arthritis, Lupus & Lyme Disease

Help When Complex Illnesses Keep You From Working

Serious illnesses that affect multiple parts of your body such as lupus, Lyme disease and rheumatoid arthritis can have a significant impact on your ability to perform ordinary daily activities. When your illness is severe enough that you are unable to work, you should consider applying for Social Security Disability (SSD) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits.

At the Law Offices of Kenneth Hiller, PLLC, you will find a skilled Rochester, NY legal team ready to help you file for disability benefits. To learn how we can help you, contact us today to schedule a free initial consultation. Call 877.236.7366 or contact us online.

Representation for Lupus, Rheumatoid Arthritis and Lyme Disease

Our law firm has represented clients who are unable to work full time because they are severely affected by injuries, diseases and disorders. We have experience with:

  • Lupus: Known in the medical community as systemic lupus erythematosus or SLE, this immune system disorder often affects the kidneys, joints and skin. Cycles of flare-ups and remissions can make diagnosis and treatment challenging.
  • Rheumatoid arthritis: Often, rheumatoid arthritis and lupus are mistaken for each other because the symptoms are similar and may include fever, headaches and depression.
  • Lyme disease: Patients with this disease contract it from bacteria they receive when a certain type of tick bites them. It is a serious illness, with symptoms that include rashes, sensitivity to sunlight, and joint pain and inflammation.

Illnesses like these can be challenging to prove because of the variety of symptoms. An SSD claim based on lupus, for example, must have evidence that two or more organs or body systems are affected, among other requirements. Our attorneys have experience representing clients with each of these conditions and understand how to work with your doctor to obtain comprehensive evidence of your disorder. We also understand conditions such as chronic fatigue syndrome and fibromyalgia.

Supporting Your SSD Claim With Medical Evidence

To properly diagnose your condition, you may need to see a rheumatologist or another medical specialist. Sometimes, your symptoms may indicate conditions such as chronic fatigue syndrome, multiple sclerosis or fibromyalgia. Whatever your illness, our lawyers will make sure your doctor understands how to provide the most effective medical evidence for your claim.

If you are ready to begin your application for SSD or SSI, contact the Rochester, NY Law Offices of Kenneth Hiller, PLLC, for a free initial consultation. Call 877.236.7366 or contact us online.

Federal disability cases are handled on a contingency fee basis, meaning we are paid only if we obtain compensation for your claim.