Our clients suffering from chronic fatigue syndrome and/or fibromyalgia will be interested to know that retro-virology researchers have found a virus that might be at the root of chronic fatigue syndrome. More than a million Americans suffer from the disease, which can leave them exhausted even after a good night's sleep, cause debilitating pain in muscles and joints, and make concentrating difficult. On NPR today, Dr. Daniel Peterson, one of the first to recognize chronic fatigue syndrome, explained the connection between CFS and the XMRV Virus. His interview is at the following link: http://www.npr.org/templates/player/mediaPlayer.html?action=1&t=1&islist=false&id=113650222&m=113650172
As discussed in previous posts and as many claimants are aware, the application process for Social Security disability benefits is not a quick one. In fact, if a case proceeds all the way to a hearing, the average processing time in Milwaukee is more than 600 days.