Kidney (Renal) Failure

Kidney (renal) failure, commonly referred to as end-stage renal disease (ESRD), signifies that a person’s kidneys are no longer functioning well enough for continued survival without dialysis or a kidney transplant and is the last stage of chronic kidney disease. While the causes of chronic kidney disease and renal failure are myriad, according to the American Kidney Fund, ESRD commonly results in the following symptoms, all of which result from the build up of additional waste and fluid which the kidneys have been unable to clear:

-Nausea and vomiting
-Lack of hunger or reduced appetite
-Swelling in the feet and/or ankles
-Too much or too little urine
-Trouble breathing or catching one’s breath
-Trouble sleeping at night or during the day
-Muscle cramps

Similarly, acute kidney failure can cause more serious symptoms that may warrant emergency medical treatment, including severe abdominal pain, diarrhea, vomiting, nosebleeds, and persistent fever.

The vast majority of individuals suffering from kidney (renal) failure are unable to work even part-time jobs or complete marginal employment due to severe fatigue and other complications resulting from their end-stage chronic kidney disease. If you are on dialysis or in need of a kidney transplant due to your kidney failure, you are likely eligible for Social Security disability benefits on a medical basis.

Contact Viner Disability Law

If you suffer from kidney (renal) disease, are on dialysis or in need of a transplant, and are no longer able to work because of the effects of your symptoms on your daily functioning, you may be eligible to begin receiving disability benefits via the Social Security Administration (SSA), either through SSDI or SSI. Please contact Viner Disability Law to learn more about your eligibility and how one of our firm may be able to represent you in your claim for Social Security disability benefits based on the effects of your chronic kidney disease on your ability to work.