Digestive Disorders

For people suffering from gastrointestinal issues or digestive disorders, going to work each day can be a nightmare. The anxiety of another episode, the need to use a bathroom immediately, the accidents, and the severe pain and discomfort can make it impossible to keep a job.

At Manring & Farrell, we have helped individuals throughout Ohio seek Social Security Disability (SSD) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits, benefits that help provide financial assistance for themselves and their families as they are out of work while dealing with these issues. Our attorneys understand what you are facing and are committed to helping you get your claim approved, whether you are filing an initial claim or filing an appeal on a claim that has been denied.

Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Social Security Benefits And SSI Benefits

Common gastrointestinal disorders include:

  • Crohn's disease
  • Chronic liver disease
  • Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)
  • Celiac disease
  • Chronic diarrhea
  • Hepatitis C
  • Pancreatitis
  • Post-surgical residuals and side effects

It is important that you document how the disorder has affected your life and your ability to work. This includes keeping records of the frequency of episodes, both at home and at work, to show the limitation that it has put on your routine. You should also document doctor's visits and any instances where you have sought medical attention or treatment.

Be honest with your doctor, telling him or her all side effects you have experienced, not holding back. Your doctor needs to fully understand everything that you are facing so that he or she can give an accurate diagnosis and prescribe treatment or medication to help. Without that diagnosis, Social Security may deny your claim because you do not have the necessary medical opinion.

Once the doctor has prescribed medication or suggested treatment options, document the ways you have followed those orders. This can include following new dietary instructions or trying to exercise. Showing that you are taking action to deal with the issue can help your claim.

Our lawyers are available to provide you with a full understanding of all the steps you need to take to get Social Security to approve your claim for the SSD and SSI benefits that you need.

Our office helps people file new claims, as well as file appeals on claims that have been denied. We provide free initial consultations to discuss your situation. To learn more about our services and how we can assist you in successfully filing for SSD or SSI benefits for medical problems like digestive problems, please contact our Columbus, Lebanon, Lima or other offices in Ohio today at 614-678-7199 or toll free at 800-219-3505, or contact us via our online form.