Mitral Valve Atresia 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? Mitral valve atresia is a disabling condition on the Compassionate Allowance List, which qualifies an individual for an expedited approval process.
What is Mitral Valve Atresia?
Mitral valve atresia is a rare, congenital heart defect in which the mitral valve, which connects the atrium and ventricle on the left side of the heart, fails to develop properly, cutting off blood flow to the left ventricle. As a result, the left ventricle does not receive sufficient blood flow and cannot develop fully. The prognosis for those born with mitral valve atresia depends upon the severity of the condition; a combination of surgical intervention, medications, and regular monitoring are among the treatments available.
Mitral Valve Atresia Symptoms
Some of the symptoms of mitral valve atresia include:
- Difficulty breathing
- Rapid breathing
- Bluish tint to the lips, skin, and nail beds
- Cool, clammy skin
- Difficulty feeding
- Slow growth
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 Mitral Valve Atresia
Mitral valve atresia automatically qualifies you for social security disability benefits under the Social Security Administration’s guidelines. If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with mitral valve atresia, 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 mitral valve atresia, 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.