Tampa Pulmonary (Lung) Attorneys
Fighting For Social Security Benefits On Your Behalf
There are many pulmonary conditions which can qualify you for disability.
Most often, we have clients that are complaining of some type of obstructive
or restrictive pulmonary condition. In those cases, Social Security generally
uses a bright line test to determine whether a person qualifies for disability.
The test is based upon the results of your pulmonary function studies.
If you have a condition which leaves you with less than 30% of lung function,
after bronchodilaters are administered, you are generally considered disabled.
It is critical if you are claiming a breathing disorders as your primary
disability, that you have pulmonary function studies performed.
Other conditions which may be debilitating include impaired gas exchange
resulting in low oxygen saturation, or high carbon dioxide levels, asthma
with chronic bronchitis or chronic asthma attacks requiring physician
intervention or hospitalization, cystic fibrosis, persistent lung infections,
pneumoconiosis, bronchiectasis, pulmonary heart disease, lung transplant
and arterial hypoxemia. All of these conditions must be evaluated by objective
testing. Depending on your condition, blood work, arterial gasses, echocardiograms
and blood pressure test results may be needed in additional to pulmonary testing.
If you are claiming a sleep related disorder, like apnea, sleep study testing
If you need help with your pulmonary disability claim, contact one of the
experienced lawyers with the Tampa law firm of Harris & Riviere. Give
us a call at (813) 229-2667, fill out a
case evaluation form or
email. One of our attorneys will answer your questions.