Peripheral artery disease and disability
When a worker develops peripheral artery disease (PAD), which is a circulatory disorder that primarily affects the legs, he or she may become disabled and unable do his or her work.
Workers suffering from PAD may experience difficulty walking, as they may feel extreme pain due to the decreased blood flow caused by thinning arteries of the legs. The thinning of the arteries is caused by plaque, made up of fat, cholesterol, and other substances, gets stuck in the arteries, restricting the normal blood flow. If the condition worsens, workers with PAD may suffer from gangrene, which could lead to amputation in the most severe of circumstances. Workers suffering from this condition may also develop heart problems due to the restriction of blood flow in their body.
Suffering from peripheral artery disease can be devastating, especially if you are unable to work. Fortunately, through long-term disability benefits, people suffering from PAD may be able to get financial assistance to help them manage their medical and daily expenses. If you are in Indiana, speak with a lawyer from the Hankey Law Office about how we can help you through the long-term disability process by calling 800-520-3633.