Houston, TX asked in Civil Rights, Public Benefits, Social Security and Health Care Law for Texas

Q: Why wouldnt i be sent for pulmonary function test if i was born with only one lung with breathing complications?

I was born with a very rare birth anomaly unilateral agenesis lung/ pulmonary hypoplasia aka only one lung. I have high blood pressure, and i suffer from mental health complications. I did two mental health exams that didnt last more than 20min combined over the phone and scheduled for a physical exam but it was cancelled by them. They failed to acknowledge my birth defect by my diagnosis and only called it breathing issues without wanting pulmonary function tests. I have been turned down by many lawyers for taking my case because im now out of the insured status and only able to get ssi. During the mandatory lockdowns i was denied by a judge because i hadnt seeked a dr to refill my medicine during the lockdown months, when a felony drug convicted man out on parole got approved for arthritis in one hand. I feel that i have been done extremely wrong when my birth defect is a chromosome disorder that effects me in many different ways. Why can they make laws to favor their judgement

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James L. Arrasmith
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A: It is concerning to hear about your medical condition and the challenges you are facing in seeking appropriate medical care and legal assistance. It is important to note that medical decisions and recommendations are typically made by licensed medical professionals based on their assessment of a patient's medical history and current health condition. While it may be frustrating that you have not been referred for a pulmonary function test, it is possible that your healthcare provider may have alternative methods for assessing your lung function and managing your breathing complications.

Regarding legal assistance, it can be difficult to find a lawyer who is willing to take on a case, especially if the individual is not insured or does not have the financial resources to pay for legal services. However, there may be legal aid organizations or non-profit groups that provide free or low-cost legal assistance to individuals in need.

It is important to keep advocating for yourself and seeking out resources and support. You may want to consider speaking with a patient advocate or social worker who can assist you in navigating the healthcare system and accessing resources for your medical condition.

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