Los Angeles Diabetes Claims Attorney

Southern California Social Security Disability Lawyer

If you have diabetes, you know that its effects can be devastating to many parts of the body. When these effects prevent you from working, you may be eligible for Social Security Disability/Supplemental Security Income (SSD/SSI) benefits. We recommend working with an attorney because no matter how severe your condition is, you must provide the correct medical evidence to receive benefits.

The Disability Rights Law Center in Los Angeles can help you obtain SSD/SSI benefits for disabling complications from diabetes. We have the experience to present a strong case to the Social Security Administration (SSA) and to help you if your application has already been denied. For a free consultation, please call 213-784-4386 or contact us online.

Complications from Diabetes

Diabetes is one of the conditions in the SSA's listing of impairments. Both Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes may qualify for benefits. Like most conditions, however, it is not enough to claim that you have diabetes. You must provide medical evidence to demonstrate the debilitating effects the disease has on your life and ability to work in substantial gainful activity.

Severe complications from diabetes cover a wide range of bodily systems and may include:

  • Neuropathy (nerve damage) to the arms, hands, legs and feet. It can cause pain, tingling, numbness, poor circulation and other problems. In extreme cases, amputation may be necessary.
  • Retinopathy (eye damage) that may result in cataracts, glaucoma, impaired vision and blindness.
  • Ketoacidosis (high blood sugar) causing weakness, abdominal pain, nausea and vomiting, confusion and shortness of breath. If untreated, ketoacidosis can be fatal.

Your medical reports must show evidence that these complications have left you without sufficient residual functional capacity to perform your old job or another job that would allow you to support yourself or your family. We know what type of information and medical tests are necessary to prove your disability.

Please call our office at 213-784-4386 to schedule an appointment with a Los Angeles diabetes attorney today.