Can I Get Social Security Disability For MRSA?

Jul 24, 2011 Comments Off by Charles Hall

MRSA Infection

Question: Can I get Social Security disability for MRSA?

Answer: Maybe. MRSA stands for Methicillin Resistant Staph Aureaus. It is a bacteria. Normally, bacterial infections can be brought under control with antibiotics. The problem with MRSA is that antibiotics hardly work with MRSA. Methicillin is sort of a last ditch antibiotic, used for bacterial infections that don’t respond to other antibiotics. If Methicillin doesn’t work, you’re in trouble.

It’s hard to shake off a MRSA infection. Even if it stops being an acute threat to a person’s life, it still hangs around in a patient’s body and remains a threat.

It is possible to get Social Security disability benefits for MRSA, depending upon how and how badly it is affecting a person. I think most of the MRSA cases I have had were for people who had MRSA infections of their sinuses, causing severe symptoms of sinusitis, a disease that can cause some very unpleasant symptoms.

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Charles Hall is the lead attorney for the Charles Hall Law Firm in Raleigh, NC. He has been practicing in the Social Security Disability law field since 1979, is published, and is ready to help new clients win their benefits in North Carolina.