Liver disease or chronic liver failure occurs when damage to the liver becomes so severe that the liver is beyond repair and no longer functioning as necessary to support a number of bodily functions such as protein production, blood clotting, and iron metabolism. Though chronic liver failure can be caused by the long-term overconsumption of alcohol, it is also caused by hepatitis B and C, malnutrition, cirrhosis of the liver, and hemochromatosis. Symptoms of chronic liver failure are often severe and include the following:
-Hepatic encephalopathy (mental confusion)
-Loss of appetite (early)
Chronic liver failure often necessitates a liver transplant unless a significant part of the liver is still functioning. Even when this is the case, people suffering from chronic kidney disease often suffer from extreme fatigue, weakness, and weight loss, all of which can make it impossible to work even on a limited, part-time basis. If you are unable to work because of liver disease or chronic liver failure, it may be worthwhile to consider filing an initial application for Social Security disability benefits.
Contact Viner Disability Law
If you are undergoing treatment for liver disease or chronic liver failure and have been unable to work as a result of the severity of your symptoms, Viner Disability Law can help you assess your claim for disability benefits and help you file an initial application with the Social Security Administration (SSA). Please contact our office to speak with one of our attorneys regarding your current or future claim.