Jane Jefferson is a 40 year old female who was awarded social security disability benefits for her heart condition. She worked as a cashier in a home goods store from 2001 to 2004. Prior to that she worked in customer service at a clothing store from 1997 to 2000. Ms. Jefferson suffers from recurrent cardiac arrhythmia, with Paroxysmal Supraventricular Tachycardia. In addition to her heart conditions she suffers from migraines and headaches, lumbar facet changes, asthma, gastritis, hypertension and high cholesterol, thyroid enlargement, obesity, depression and anxiety.
Ms. Jefferson had an EP (electrophysiology) testing and had two ablations in June 2004, June 2005 and a third ablation in April 2010. The last EP study conducted for chest pain and shortness of breath revealed an episode of non-reproducible atrial tachycardia.
Jane Jefferson filed an application with the Social Security Administration to obtain disability benefits. Her initial application was denied, as well as her request for reconsideration. Ms. Jefferson retained the Law Office of Neil H. Good to represent her in her efforts to obtain Social Security disability benefits. Attorney Good filed for a hearing before an Administrative Law Judge on her behalf.
Attorney Good outlined Ms. Jefferson’s case to the Administrative Law Judge. He explained that Ms. Jefferson suffers from recurrent cardiac arrhythmia with Paroxysmal Supraventricular Tachycardia (an abnormally fast heart rhythm originating in the atria). This causes recurrent chest pain, palpitations, pounding, shortness of breath, rapid breathing, dizziness, and arm pain. Ms. Jefferson suffers from frequent migraines and headaches. These headaches can sometimes last five days or more with right-sided pain and numbness.
As a result Ms. Jefferson has photophobia and phonophobia. Her headaches are so severe that she has throbbing and severe pain. Her ailments include dizzy spells, nausea and vomiting. Ms. Jefferson’s March 2008 MRI results showed progression of degenerative changes at L4-5 and L5-S1, L4-5 diffuse posterior disk bulge with atrophy. She must stay in bed when the condition becomes inflammatory. Her ability to ambulate is severely compromised. In addition to her other disabilities Ms. Jefferson’s asthma is so severe that it required ten to twelve hospitalizations. Additionally Ms. Jefferson suffers from depressive syndrome and panic attacks to the point that it interferes with daily life and social functions.
The physical disabilities in tandem with the mental impairments not only made any vocational pursuits impractical for her, they made daily activities and social functions unrealistic. The Social Security Administration awarded Jane Jefferson Social Security benefits. They ruled that Ms. Jefferson was not able to perform her past relevant work. A combination of her physical and mental disabilities impeded her ability to do all work.
If you are suffering from similar medical conditions or have a disability/impairment that has rendered you unable to work, contact Neil H. Good online or call toll-free #866-352-5238 to schedule your free case evaluation to discuss your specific health condition and your SSD eligibility.