Pulmonary Kaposi Sarcoma (KS) and Social Security Disability
Social Security Disability Lawyer
Typically, applying for and receiving social security disability benefits can take many months. But what if your disabling condition is so severe that you cannot wait? Pulmonary Kaposi Sarcoma (KS) is a disabling condition on the Compassionate Allowance List, which qualifies an individual for an expedited approval process.
What is Pulmonary KS?
KS is a tumor that originates in the body’s connective tissues and involves blood and lymphatic vessels. When it occurs in the lungs, it is known as pulmonary KS. Pulmonary KS is often associated with AIDS. This tumor develops as sheets of cancerous tissue in the bronchial walls and in the spaces around the blood vessels. Chemotherapy, radiation, and antiretroviral therapies are among the treatment options available to affected individuals. The prognosis for those diagnosed with pulmonary KS varies, but most die within two years of diagnosis due to upper airway obstruction and/or organ tissue destruction.
Pulmonary KS Symptoms
Some of the symptoms of pulmonary KS include:
- Breathing difficulties
- Persistent cough
- Coughing up blood
If you or a loved one is experiencing these symptoms, it is important to talk with a doctor immediately.
Applying for Social Security Disability Benefits and Pulmonary KS
Pulmonary KS qualifies you for social security disability benefits under the Social Security Administration’s guidelines. If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with pulmonary KS, then you are considered disabled for at least 24 months from the date of diagnosis.
If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with pulmonary KS, contact an experienced social security disability lawyer today. Please call us at 1-800-882-5500 or fill out a free consultation form for a free evaluation of your social security disability case.