TW suffered from obstructive sleep apnea and morbid obesity TW worked hard as a restaurant cook and held the same job for over 15 years when suddenly while at work he was unable to breath due a stenosis or closing of the trachea. Unfortunately, TW had to undergo an emergency tracheotomy, which in turn left him with a large opening in the middle of his throat and a tracheotomy tube. SSA denied disability benefits arguing he was able to work perform sedentary or able to do a sit-down, desk job.
Chris R. Borgia, Esq. was able to get TW a lump sum award consisting of 3 ½ years worth of retroactive disability benefits, future monthly Disability Insurance Benefits and Supplemental Security Income payments and immediate enrollment in Medicare at the age of 50. Mr. Borgia was able to prove in court that living with the tracheotomy tube on a day-to-day basis and the complications resulting from it made it impossible for TW to be gainfully employed in any job whatsoever.