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    Hi everyone, I just got my diagnosis last month. I thought my inability to function normally was in my head and my lazy attitude, but no. It is definitely effecting my ability to function so i want to file a disability claim but am too intimidated to do it on my own. I want to hire one of the attorneys who will collect their pay if I am successful, can you suggest one who was able to do it well for you? I am 50 and have a 3 and 5 yr old children too so I am really worried how I am going to provide for them when I cant even walk around the house, even after starting the medecines.

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    Hi Arabella....
    Being diagnosed with HCM is not necessarily a sentence to being disabled....With skilled evaluations and care by an HCM specialist at a Center of Excellence (COE) you will have the greatest chance of maximal function.....I see you live in Iowa.... any chance you could get to Mayo Clinic in Rochester Minnesota? There is a list of COEs by geographic region that you can access from the home page of his website. That being said.....it can take a while to get the right combination of meds etc. to where you are doing better and each case of HCM is different.
    Getting SSDI or Social security disability can take 1-2 years. If you hire an attorney they get paid from that back log of money over the 1-2 years IF you are found to be disabled.....it is difficult to prove and the fact is you can get better.
    I live in Colorado and interviewed attorneys locally to find one for my son who is disabled. For myself, I was disabled with HCM and was unable to work from 2012 to 2015 but improved dramatically after Septal Myectomy.....however I was 66 by then and my SSDI turned into regular retirement social security.
    My advice would be to first seek the best treatment possible and consult with your HCM Cardiologist about your abilities and disabilities......If filing for SSDI you will need a doctor to back up your claims, not just a lawyer.
    Last edited by JillC; 02-16-2018, 12:36 AM.
    After years of symptoms:
    Officially Diagnosed HOCM 2006
    Myectomy 3/11/13 at non-COE
    Extended Myectomy 7/23/14
    At Mayo with Dr. Joseph Dearani

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