Disabling symptoms of emphysema

Workers may need to get long-term disability (LTD) benefits in the situation that they developed emphysema and can no longer make a living. One of the chronic obstructive pulmonary diseases (COPD), emphysema gradually progresses and its symptoms often manifest when the lungs’ alveoli have been damaged.

Individuals may want to seek medical attention if they are experiencing unexplainable shortness of breath that does not normalize for months as, eventually, a person with emphysema will be unable to do simple physical activities like climbing up stairs. Emphysema also reduces the oxygen supplied to the bloodstream that may lead to a person experiencing reduced mental alertness. Individuals with emphysema are at risk of suffering complications like heart problems, collapsed lung, or holes in the lungs. Workers who become disabled by emphysema may sustain their often expensive medications if they are getting their LTD benefits.

The lawyers of the Hankey Law Office in Indiana provide legal assistance for workers who have been disabled by emphysema. Find out how we may help you in the application or appeal of your claim today by calling (800) 520-3633.