Friday, January 31, 2014

Disabling Mitral Valve

According to the Mayo Clinic, mitral valve regurgitation happens when your heart's mitral valve doesn't close tightly, which allows blood to flow backward in your heart. When that happens blood can't circulate efficiently, making you feel tired or out of breath. 

 Surgery is needed to repair or replace the valve for severe cases. The American Heart Association says that if left untreated, severe mitral valve regurgitation can cause abnormal heartbeats that may eventually become life-threatening. 

I represent a 56 year old educator whose Social Security Disability (“SSD”) application was approved today by the State agency. The claimant had previously been denied SSD benefits. He retained me after learning that I was one of the two attorneys willing to submit an affidavit in support of the plaintiffs in the Padro  class action. One can only wonder what the result would be if his new application were reviewed by one of the Padro ALJs.

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