Success in Fibromyalgia Claims – Disability Attorney in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
When the diagnosis is Fibromyalgia, it can be extremely difficult to win disability benefits. There are few objective criteria for the diagnosis and no objective tests to prove whether one has it or not.
Yet these challenges can be overcome. The attorneys of Pond Lehocky Stern Giordano in Philadelphia have successfully represented people with Fibromyalgia in Social Security Disability (SSD) claims and claims for Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits.
The Importance of Seeing a Specialist
In Fibromyalgia cases, it is important to establish a record of medical treatment. When possible, it can be helpful to have your condition diagnosed and treated by a specialist, such as an orthopedist, rheumatologist, or a doctor specializing in chronic pain or Chronic Fatigue. There is an attitude among some Social Security Disability (SSD) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) decision makers that primary care physicians too often label a condition Fibromyalgia when they do not know what is wrong with the patient. Your disability attorney must work to overcome this perception.
Because of the lack of objective tests, our lawyers may consider taking testimony from those who know you before and after you developed this condition. Co-workers, neighbors, family members and friends may describe how Fibromyalgia has limited your ability to participate in activities you once enjoyed or to accomplish tasks that used to came easily.
We Will Take It All the Way
Our law firm has taken Fibromyalgia cases to federal court and won benefits for our clients. We are willing to take a case all the way to federal court in order to win benefits for our clients.
To speak to an experienced disability lawyer about your Fibromyalgia claim, please contact our office today by e-mail or call 215-568-7500 or call toll free 866-525-7500. The initial consultation is free of charge, and we never charge a fee until we win your case.