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When is an amputation necessary and what are some complications?

Sometimes, a person in Atlanta suffers such a severe injury or illness that they need a limb amputated. There are many reasons why people get amputations. For those in the military, a combat injury could result in an amputation. A person may also need an amputation if they were in a serious car crash. Other reasons for amputation include cancer, infections, burns, diabetes and frostbite. In the end, though, amputations become necessary when there is insufficient blood flow to a person's limbs, resulting in infection and tissue death.

What are some examples of complications from colostomy?

Sometimes, after a person in Georgia has surgery on their colon because of colon cancer or other conditions, they are fitted with a colostomy bag. A colostomy bag collects the person's bodily waste, but there are a number of complications from colostomy a person could suffer.

Obtaining SSDI benefits for blindness

Anyone in Georgia who has lost his or her sight has suffered one of humanity's worst afflictions. Losing the ability to see can have a devastating impact on all aspects of a person's life. For that reason, among others, the Social Security Administration has made the award of Social Security Disability Benefits almost automatic for persons who satisfy the agency's definition of blindness.

An injury that leaves you unable to work may lead to SSD benefits

Most people do not have the luxury of staying out of the work force. In fact, many Atlanta residents want to work, in some capacity. Most workers imagine that they will be working until approximately the average age of retirement. While most make it this long, some people suffer an injury along the way that makes it difficult or impossible for them to perform work. This makes keeping or securing a job nearly impossible.

Social Security disability benefits for digestive disorders

Disabled individuals suffering from digestive disorders may be able to receive Social Security disability (SSD) benefits. Digestive disorders include inflammatory bowel disease, such as Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis; gastrointestinal hemorrhage; short bowel system; malnutrition; and liver dysfunction. Additional problems and complications, including obstructions, may also lead to disabilities.

Understanding SSD benefits for injuries and its retirement impact

It is important to keep in mind that Social Security disability benefits may be available for injuries resulting in disability. It can also be useful to understand the relationship between Social Security disability benefits and retirement income. SSD benefits may be available when an injured individual is unable to work because of an injury and unable to adjust to another type of work because of those injuries. In addition, the disability must be expected to last longer than a year or result in death.

Degenerative disc disease can be extremely debilitating

There are many medical conditions that can qualify someone for Social Security disability benefits and one that is very common has to do with back pain. Many people across the nation struggle with some severity of back pain, whether temporary or permanent.

Teens use ‘Teddy’ to help teach kids about disability

Think about how many steps you take in a day. Try to count the number of times you reach for something on a table or in a cabinet. How often do you hold your cellphone with one hand while using the other to multitask? Do you use your arms and legs when you lift yourself into a pickup truck or SUV?

Seriously injured? Lean on an attorney for support

If you have suffered a serious injury recently, your entire life can be turned upside down. In the blink of an eye, you can go from being completely independent to needing the helps of others just to get out of bed. Over time, of course, you can adjust to your injuries and have a better understanding of what you need, but until then it can be a very difficult period of transition.

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