Cystic Fibrosis

Cystic fibrosis is a chronic, genetic disease that causes thick, sticky mucus to build up in the lungs and the digestive tract.  The most common symptom, difficulty breathing, is caused by frequent infections in the lungs.  Other life threatening complications can arise in the digestive tract due, in part, to the inability to generate digestive enzymes.

Cystic fibrosis is progressive and can be deadly. There is currently no cure.  However, medical advances have significantly increased the life expectancy for those suffering from the disease.  Treatments vary and are catered to what each person needs.  It is important to consistently treat with a specialist or group of specialists to prevent and control symptoms.

Social Security Disability claimants in Minnesota may qualify for benefits as a result of cystic fibrosis.  Whether you qualify for benefits depends on the frequency of infection and the severity of symptoms.  Claims based on cystic fibrosis can be complex and difficult to predict.  For example:

  • How much evidence is enough?
  • How can physicians help with my claim?
  • What is a hearing with a judge like?
  • What legal training should a lawyer have?

If you have any of these or other questions, please feel free to call Hoglund Law Offices today.  We are a professional law firm, and we help people with Social Security Disability and SSI claims every day.