Can I Get Social Security Disability For Mitral Valve Prolapse?

Nov 14, 2011 Comments Off on Can I Get Social Security Disability For Mitral Valve Prolapse? by

Question: Can I get Social Security disability for mitral valve prolapse?

Answer: Probably not. Certainly, severe mitral valve prolapse can not only be disabling but fatal if left untreated. Normally, though, a person who has a severe mitral valve prolapse has surgery, the valve is replaced and the person gets on with their life. As severe heart conditions go, mitral valve prolapse is one of the most easily treatable.

Mitral valve prolapse is not a rare condition. Many people have it to a milder degree. It can often be treated without surgery. I wouldn’t want to hear that I had a heart problem. I wouldn’t want to have to think about having open heart surgery and that’s what’s involved when a mitral valve is replaced.

Almost everyone who come to me talking about a mitral valve issue is also talking about other health problems they have. Usually, we’ll get more traction on a Social Security disability claim by talking about those other health problems. Sometimes we worry more about a health problem than we should. Sometimes, we don’t worry as much as we should. Whatever the situation, in representing a Social Security disability claimant, I’m thinking about what Social Security is likely to buy. Maybe, it’s the mitral valve prolapse, but maybe it’s the low back pain or the depression or the inflammatory bowel disease.

We help Social Security disability claimants who have all sorts of health problems. We represent many Social Security disability claimants in much of North Carolina, but especially here in the Triangle where our headquarters are. Whether you are in Zebulon or Hillsborough, Wake Forest or Apex, we can help.

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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.