Social Security Disability Benefits Awarded to Man with Cardiac and Psychological Disabilities

Robert Harrison is a 60 year old man who worked as a service technician for a commercial food equipment repair company from 1985 to 2008.  He has a history of cardiac complications.  These complications include abdominal aneurysm and an abnormal EKG which led to a hospitalization.  Mr. Harrison suffers from cervicalgia with neck pain, leg edema with numbness and tingling and arthritis with joint pain and swelling.  He also suffers from hypertension and high cholesterol.

In December of 2009 Mr. Harrison was hospitalized with chest pain, nausea and vomiting.  His EKG test results was came back as abnormal.   He was then sent to another hospital and another EKG test was performed and showed first degree AV block, RBBB, and lateral and inferior infarcts EKG.

Robert Harrison applied to the Social Security Administration for disability benefits.  His initial application was denied as well as his request for reconsideration.  A request for a hearing before Administration Law Judge was filed.  Mr. Harrison retained the Law Office of Neil H. Good to represent him before the Social Security Administration.

Attorney Good outlined Mr. Harrison’s ailment to the Administrative Law Judge (ALJ). Mr. Harrison has a history of cardiac conditions which include an abdominal aneurysm in 2005.  In December 2009 the EKG from his hospitalization showed first degree AV block, RBBB, and lateral and inferior infarcts EKG.  Mr. Harrison suffered from hypertension for which is being treated with medication. Mr. Harrison has dysfunction of his lower extremities  which includes weakness in his legs with numbness and tingling.
He has swelling of his ankles and feet, with 3+ pitting edema bilaterally.  Mr. Harrison also has arthritis with joint pain and swelling.  Consequently he cannot lift, stand or sit for long and has difficulty walking.  In addition to these maladies, Mr. Harrison has Hepatitis C and had to stop interferon therapy due to side effects.

In addition to Mr. Harrison physical disabilities he also has depressive syndrome.  This causes him to have severe restriction of  of his activities in daily living from social engagement to maintaining concentration, persistence or pace.  The physical disabilities in tandem with the mental impairments not only made any vocational pursuits impracticable for Robert Harrison they made daily activities and social functions unrealistic.

The Social Security Administration awarded Robert Harrison Social Security benefits.  They ruled that Mr. Harrison was not able to perform his past relevant work.  A combination of his physical and mental disabilities impeded his 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 SSDI eligibility.