PAD also known as Peripheral Arterial Disease , is a disease that prevents parts of the body from receiving blood supply, it is a listing under social security disability law. Many of my clients with PAD will only be able to walk a few blocks, and then claudication takes place, claudication is seen when persons with PAD limp after walking a short distance. It is a direct result of the muscle not receiving enough blood.
PAD affects many individuals as they walk, a muscle at rest may not require as much blood flow, therefore when someone is is not using their muscles claudication will not take place, but as soon as the muscle comes into use, ie walking, the pain begins and the limited blood flow prevents that person from walking, standing, and or performing a function necessary for employment. This is a reason many people seek disability after suffering with PAD.
I have discovered that many claimants take the blood thinning drug called Coumadin. Coumadin can work, however even a minor cut on the job could result in serious injury and or death, because the person will bleed far more freely. PAD is a very serious disease, should you need assistance with your social security disability claim, please feel free to phone me, there is no charge for me to review your claim. I look forward to hearing from you.
Daniel L. McMurtry, Esq.