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Mesothelioma is a rare form of cancer, characterized by its ascension from the cells of the mesothelium (the protective lining that covers most internal organs in the body). The areas commonly affected are the heart, lungs, and abdominal cavity. Usually, this particular form of cancer is caused by exposure to asbestos. In most cases, the illness does not appear (or show symptoms) until several years after the original exposure to asbestos. These symptoms include coughing, chest/abdominal pain, fatigue, and nausea to name a few.
As with most cases with cancer, it is the treatment procedures that will incapacitate an individual. Fatigue will debilitate so much so that performing any task will be a burden.
Mesothelioma and Social Security Disability Benefits
If the applicant’s impairment falls within any of the following categories set forth by Social Security’s Listing 13.15, then a strong claim may exist. The Listing is as follows;
13.15 Pleura or Mediastinum.
A. Malignant mesothelioma of pleura.
B. Tumors of the mediastinum, as described in 1 or 2:
1. With metastases to or beyond the regional lymph nodes.
2. Persistent or recurrent following initial antineoplastic therapy.
Any type of cancer is very hard for an individual to deal with. The treatment methods will cause these sufferers to be hospitalized for extended periods of time, not allowing them to maintain any type of schedule. Also they will suffer from debilitating fatigue as a result of not only the illness, but the various therapies as well. Most cancer patients often suffer from depression, due to the severity of their condition. Given all these different factors, any type of work would be overwhelmingly difficult.
To increase your chances of winning your Social Security Disability claim it is important for you to hire an experienced Social Security Disability attorney to get you the Social Security Disability help you deserve. Please call us at 1-800-882-5500 or fill out a form on our website for a FREE claim evaluation.