Can I Get Social Security Disability For A Heart Attack?

Aug 13, 2011 Comments Off on Can I Get Social Security Disability For A Heart Attack? by

Question: Can I get Social Security disability for a heart attack?

Answer: You may be able to get Social Security disability benefits based upon a heart condition.

A heart attack, known to doctors as a myocardial infarction, is a bad thing. It’s dangerous. There is nothing unusual about people dying suddenly as a result of a heart attack. However, if you have a heart attack and survive, you’re going to be treated and that treatment may get you back on your feet and working sooner than you would imagine.

Cardiac catherization with stent placement is probably the most common treatment after a heart attack. It can be done quickly with nothing more than a local anesthetic. It has an impressive safety record and often takes care of the problem quickly. Another possibility is  Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) surgery, called a “cabbage” by doctors. In this procedure, your chest is opened and the blocked artery or arteries are bypassed, that is the surgeon puts in a new artery to go around the blockage caused by the heart attack. Whichever of these you receive or even if you receive no surgical treatment you’ll also receive medications which will help

Social Security disability is available for you if the treatment you receive as a result of your heart attack is not enough to get you back to work.

We’re available to help you with a Social Security disability claim but I have to say that we see a lot fewer Social Security disability claims based on heart attacks than we used to. I think it’s because doctors are doing such a good job in treating heart attacks.

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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.