According to the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation, ulcerative colitis is a chronic disease of the large intestine, also known as the colon, in which the lining of the colon becomes inflamed and develops tiny open sores, or ulcers, that produce pus and mucous. The Mayo Clinic lists diarrhea, abdominal pain and cramping, weight loss, fatigue and urgency to defecate as symptoms.
Many occupations cannot be accommodated for instantaneous and at will bathroom access, which is what ulcerative colitis frequently requires. That is one basis for a finding of disability. Another was discussed in my previous posting – absenteeism.
I represent a 57 year old medical technician with ulcerative colitis, whose disability benefits were approved yesterday. The claimant was found to be able to perform sedentary work. However, because it was also found that the claimant would miss two days of work a month, the claimant was found disabled.Previous Next
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