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Posted by: Patrick Sherlock Attorney at Law
Montana woman awarded Social Security Disability after 4 back surgeries
A 53 year old Montana woman who had four unsuccessful back surgeries and arthritis was awarded Social Security Disability after the Kalispell law firm of Sherlock and Nardi took her case before an Administrative Law Judge recently and...

Posted by: Bucklin Law Office
Epilepsy
It would seem that epilepsy would be easy to prove and to get disability. It isn't; the claimant has to show that (s)he has epilepsy (which isn't so easy to prove since it doesn't always show up in tests) and that drugs won't...

Posted by: Frank A Ury, Attorney at Law
Disabled Vet
After getting out of the service this Vet had severe behavioral probelms which he refused to acknowledge and even after being referred to a shrink at the VA, he said he was fine.  That record came back to haunt him when he...

Posted by: Bulman Law Associates PLLC
40 Year Old, 400 lb Woman Wins SSI-Then Dies
Beverly called our office one week before her hearing in June of 2008.  She had never worked outside of her home.  She raised two children.  Her husband recently filed for divorce after 15 years of physical...

Posted by: Lyle M. Clark, Jr., Attorney at Law
45-year old woman with multiple sclerosis wins two years of back benefits by appealing onset date.
My client had suffered from relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis for many years and had no worked for about four years.  She had typical symptoms, including chronic fatigue and weakness...

Posted by: Law Office of Gordon Gates
Win Your Case Early
A client of mine just obtained a fully favorable decision at the Reconsideration level.  In...

Posted by: The Lawrence Law Firm
41 year old with brain damage from car accident wins 5 year fight for SSDI!
The administrative law judge initially found this poor claimant disabled after a car accident and granted her past due benefits for two years. She then decided the claimant had recovered from her head injuries and denied the claim. This...

Posted by: Livgard & Lloyd PLLP
34 year old awarded benefits based on visual impairment
The medical expert at the hearing testified that the claimant did not meet the listing of impairment for vision.  A cross-examination of the expert revealed that he did not have the revised vision listing.  Additional...

Posted by: Patrick Sherlock Attorney at Law
Disabled Client Awarded Disability and SSI for $69,000 after a Successful appeal to the U.S. Federal Court in Montana
A Libby man who had just lost his wife to a suicide was disabled and unable to work due to a severe car accident and childhood injuries was finally awarded over $69,000 in past due benefits including SSDI and SSI for his two minor children...

Posted by: Patrick Sherlock Attorney at Law
A 55 year old dentist who lifted an X-Ray machine awarded Social Security without a hearing before an ALJ.
The dentist had several surgeries after lifting an X-Ray machine and pulling muscles in his back.  He could not return to work but was denied twice by the SSA.  Patrick Sherlock of Kalispell, MT appealed his case and was able to...

Posted by: Law offices of kenton koszdin
Homeless Man Age 39 awarded SSI
George, who had suffered from bi polar disorder and had a heart attack and congestive heart failure was denied SSI at a hearing three years before.  He reapplied and SSA told denied him right away saying that he was filing the same...

Posted by: Law Office of John L. Roberts
We understand the Social Security regulations that determine when pain is a disabling condition. Our client explains how we helped him:
"Well, I was in a lot of pain. I had already had two discs that had ruptured… They weren’t touching on the nerve endings, but I was in a lot of pain. I couldn’t sit. I couldn’t stand. I knew I had to do something because I couldn’t...

Posted by: Hale Law Office, P.L.L.C.
Why you should never give up!
  A 48 year old client recently was awarded SSDI benefits due to depression that had caused this person to stop working in 1996.  He contacted our Firm after applying for disability in 1997 and his case had to go to Federal...

Posted by: The Lawrence Law Firm
47 year old woman with Reflex Sympathy Dystrophy wins back her SSI payments after a trip to Federal Court and Remand to a new judge
This nice lady was stricken with Reflex Sympathy Dystrophy (RSD) after a work related injury. RSD is one of the most painful conditions anyone can acquire. The claimant was initially granted SSI, but because of a small inheritance, she no...

Posted by: The Lawrence Law Firm
43 year old man with diverticulitis and severe depression wins award of benefits
Claimant is a 43 year old man with diverticulitis. He experienced complications associated with his condition that caused him to utilize a colostomy bag. In addtion, he suffered from severe depression associated with his condition....

Posted by: Law Office of Toni Walker Terrett
SSDI benefits awarded despite limited medical records
Claimant had scant medical documents due to lack of insurance and other resources. Case considered as critical case and claimant awarded SSDI benefits for degenerative arthritis in knee and back and for depression. ...

Posted by: Bucklin Law Office
Psychological Disability
The Social Security Administration will grant psychological disability which is properly documented. It is gratifying in these, as in all cases, to see the Administration working so well in situations where people think that it...

Posted by: BENJAMIN H BERKLEY, APLC
Client with Agoraphobia gets benefits
Agoraphobia is the fear of being in close places.  It can be very disabling but often misunderstood.  Our 46 year old client was unable to hold a job as he was scared out of his mind attempting to get to work.  And even when...

Posted by: Law offices of kenton koszdin
35 year old woman wins SSDI
Stephanie suffered from chronic back and neck problems.  She had had two surgerys and needed another one.  Becuase of her young age, Los Angeles Social Security Administration office said she could do other...

Posted by: Law offices of kenton koszdin
48 Year old man which history of cocaine use awarded SSI
Carl had chronic diabetes, congestive heart failure, and had a heart attack.  The Los Angeles Social Security office denied him saying his conditions would get better and that he could do ligher work.  The...

Posted by: Law Office of John L. Roberts
A younger client with Multiple Sclerosis was awarded benefits, without a hearing, based on the evidence we submitted to the Social Security Hearings Office:
"My biggest problem is fatigue. Unfortunately, people with MS aren’t considered disabled. Because the disease is so vague, a lot of times they’re just pushed aside…it’s very frustrating when you’re in the beginning steps to...

Posted by: Livgard & Lloyd PLLP
49 year old awarded benefits on initial application
The claimant requested help with her initial application for disability benefits.  She suffered bladder cancer in full remission, lymphedema, and degenerative spine disease.  Our office helped her fill out the forms...

Posted by: BENJAMIN H BERKLEY, APLC
Brittle diabetic gets benefits
Our 46 year old client was diagnosed as a brittle diabetic which meant that her blood sugar can go from very high to very low.  The SSA denied her case twice citing that her medical treatment was inconsistent.  In truth, because...

Posted by: Law offices of kenton koszdin
Vietnam Veteran Wins SSDI benefits
John served his country in Vietnam.  One day, while on patrol, his friend and fellow soldier was blow to bits by a viet kong granade.  He replayed this scence in his mind for many years.  He went from job to job until 2004,...

Posted by: Law offices of kenton koszdin
School worker wins SSDI after denial from Los Angeles Social Security Office.
Claimant was age 50 and had worked for a Los Angeles area school district for about 5 years part time.  Claimant had bad knees and she was awarded benefits without a hearing.  Getting the proper medical reocords...

Posted by: Livgard & Lloyd PLLP
20 year old with history of drug abuse awarded SSI benefits
Claimant suffered from bipolar disorder, antisocial personality disorder, and polysubstance abuse.  At a spirited hearing the medical expert agreed that the claimant met a listing of impairment and that her drug abuse was not...

Posted by: Law offices of kenton koszdin
52 Year old woman awarded SSDI for fibromyalgia.
Maria was denied by the los angeles social security administration office.  She worked for many years as an assembler.  She developed fibromyalgia.  Many doctors do not believe in fibromyalgia and many judges...

Posted by: Law offices of kenton koszdin
320 lb woman age 48 awarded SSI depite history of sedentary work
Sally was a very obese lady which chronic diabetes, back, and knee complaints.  SSA denied her benefits saying she could still do a sedentary job that she had held for six months.  At the hearing, testimony and medical records...

Posted by: Law Office of Patrick J Marutiak
50 year old awarded disability without hearing
    A 50 year old woman had an unsucessfull back surgery. She was denied disability even though she had back surgery that did no take and was getting counseling as well. Six months after her appeal was filed she was awarded...

Posted by: Greeman Toomey PLLC
We helped disabled worker obtain almost 15 years of Social Security back benefits.
Client had a history of asthma dating back to 1980s. He filed his first claim for benefits in the early 90s and his claim was denied by an administrative law judge. He subsequently filed a civil action and that claim was also denied....

Posted by: Livgard & Lloyd PLLP
Man under age 50 awarded disability without hearing
The claimant suffered from degenerative disc disease and degenerative joint disease.  After two denials our office submitted additional medical records along with a brief requesting an on the record decision.  The ALJ was...

Posted by: Hale Law Office, P.L.L.C.
25 year old Fibromyalgia wins claim!!
 A 25 year old woman contacted our office shortly after receiving a denial on her initial application. She was claiming disability due to extreme fatigue due to Fibromyalgia.  At the hearing before the Administrative Law Judge,...

Posted by: Law Office of Patrick J Marutiak
34 year old with fibromyalgia awarded benefits
 A 34 year women was denied benefits due to fibromyalgia. She treated with her regular doctor who referred her to various specialist. After her hearing she was awarded benefits with full back pay....

Posted by: Law offices of kenton koszdin
41 year old woman with mental illness wins SSI
Thelma visited several county health clinics over the past few years.  Los Angeles Social Security office denied her claim.  The records were not complete and Social Security denied her claim as a result.  Her...

Posted by: BENJAMIN H BERKLEY, APLC
Verteran gets SSDI benefits
Our client was rated 100% disabled by the VA.  However, the SSA claimed he had not enough recent work credits and denied him twice.   After almost two years of fighting, the hearing Judge accepted the our argument that his...

Posted by: Law Office of Stuart Pastor
Success with Lyme Disease Claim Law Office of Stuart Pastor, Austin,Dallas, Plano Texas
There is considerable medical controversy as to whether someone who has been properly treated for Lyme Disease can continue to harbor the organism, and suffer debilitating symptoms. One of my clients received...

Posted by: Law Office of Stuart Pastor
Persistence with failed back surgery claim Law Office of Stuart Pastor
Client was under fifty, and suffered debilitating pain as a result of failed back surgery syndrome. Unfortunatley he drew an administrative law judge who rarely awards claimants under fifty who are disabled due to back pain. In this...

Posted by: The Lawrence Law Firm
After three hearings and a trip to the Federal Court, our client wins her long fight for benefits!
Our client is a 45 year old Hispanic female who suffered from a litany of physical problems, none of which in their individual capacity were severe enough to meet the listings under the Social Security Regulations. However, the combination...

Posted by: Anthony Castelli Attorney at Law
Fast Track Approval For client with back injury
 55 Year old man was awarded benefits within 6 months of the case getting to the administrative law judge level instead of the usual 2 year wait. We developed evidence early and submitted it with a letter brief requesting a staff...

Posted by: Law offices of kenton koszdin
Woman 51 years old awarded SSDI despite a work history of sedentary work.
Mary had two back surgeries and chronic diabetes.  SSA said that since she worked as a secretary, she was denied SSDI benefits.  At hearing we produced a medical record and testimony that won her case....

Posted by: Law Office of John L. Roberts
Working with our client's neuro psychologist at Mass General Hospital in Boston, we obtained the proof that Social Security needed to award benefits:
"Well, I had a brain aneurism, which was a bleeding aneurism…I really couldn’t read and my leg, which is still, I have some trouble with it. But, I’m very slowly getting better. I couldn’t believe that they… automatically turned...

Posted by: Patrick Sherlock Attorney at Law
Woman denied benefits hires the right law firm and is successful!
A Montana woman 59 years of age was denied Social Security Disability 4 times was finally awarded Social Security Benefits after her counsel Patrick Sherlock of Kalispell, MT appealed her case to U.S. Federal District Court.  The...

Posted by: Jeffrey A. Rabin & Associates
Social Security thought Mary could work as an assembly line worker. Mary could not even clean her apartment, let alone work. She needed legal help.
Mary always wanted to be a nurse.  She worked for 10 years as a nurse, but could no longer maintain that employment due to fatigue, pain, and poor concentration.  She sought treatment from numerous specialists, none of whom...

Posted by: Jeffrey A. Rabin & Associates
Longtime Pharmacy Technician finally approved for benefits
Larry had worked as a pharmacy technician for over 15 years.  This was a highly skilled job which he greatly enjoyed.  In 2005, he began to experience confusion and problems thinking.   He could no longer work, which...

Posted by: Law Office of John L. Roberts
Our client with multiple health problems explains how we prepared for his Social Security Disability hearing:
"Well I had multiple issues…my knees are bad, my back is bad. I would drag myself to work and then I’d have to come home early a lot of times. When you go in and talk to these people…it’s like they’re doing you a favor. Without...

Posted by: Law offices of kenton koszdin
Homeless Man Gets SSI Benefit
Johnny was a  homeless 54 year old man in Los Angeles. He had a history of drug use and had never worked.  His claim was denied by SSA.  Benefits were awarded after the hearing....

Posted by: Bucklin Law Office
Pain and disability
Pain cases generally depend on testimony. They generally do not involve a situation where the claimant is provably unable to do a certain task, but involve a limitation that pain imposes on them. That's not necessarily provable by an...

Posted by: The Lawrence Law Firm
Date last insured victory! Four years of back pay Lawrence Law Firm: Orlando/Kissimmee, Florida
58 year old woman hadn't worked since early 2000. Her date last insured was 12/31/2005. Nobody would take her case. Attorney Chadwick Lawrence contacted the claimant's treating physicians and obtained medical opinion testimony advising the...

Posted by: The Lawrence Law Firm
54 year old women stricken with cancer wins fast tract approval
A 54 year old woman and her husband recently retained the Lawrence Law Firm. She had applied for Social Security Disability benefits because she had developed breast cancer. She was denied at the application level and retained our firm. We...

Posted by: Law offices of kenton koszdin
48 year old man wins SSDI
Jeffery worked in contruction and injred his back and shoulder requiring fusion surgery.  SSA denied him saying that although he could not do construction work, he could do other jobs.  Testimony and reocrds were presented which...

Posted by: Livgard & Lloyd PLLP
Claimant awarded benefits at hearing after federal court remand
The claimant was denied benefits by the ALJ.  The federal court remanded the case back to Social Security for re-hearing.  The claimant had moved to Minnesota and requested our help.  He was awarded benefits at the hearing. ...

Posted by: Law offices of kenton koszdin
34 year old insurance sales person gets SSDI.
SSA denied Peter, a 34 year old insurance sales agent becuase he was young and SSA said he could do other work depite his fractured neck.  Benefits awarded after hearing....

Posted by: Patrick Sherlock Attorney at Law
Destitute woman receives SSI after being turned down four times by Social Security
A Kalispell, Montana woman left widowed by her husband was without income and disabled due to fibromyalgia and other medical conditions not considered severe by the Social Security Administration.  She retained Patrick Sherlock who...

Posted by: Hale Law Office, P.L.L.C.
Finally won after 20 years!!!!!
Mrs. Robertson wrote to us saying: " To say thank you is just not enough.  When we opened that letter that said the Judge had found in my husband's favor, I could not believe it..I had to keep reading it, then had my daughter read...

Posted by: Law Office of Toni Walker Terrett
Homeless woman with lupus, seizures and arthritic symptoms awarded SSDI
After her unemployment benefits ran out, "Kate" was living with various relatives and friends as she waited for her disability hearing. Despite her history of lupus and uncontrollable seizures, she was initially denied by SSA. At the...

Posted by: Law offices of kenton koszdin
32 year old claimant win 3 years retroactive benefits.
John suffered from chronic diabetes which was grossly out of control.  The Los Angeles Social Security office denied his claim becuase he was young and felt he could do other work.  Also, he had a child who was already on SSI...

Posted by: The Lawrence Law Firm
Crohn's Disease victory-5 years of back pay awarded to 42 year old lady
It took three hearings and three different administrative law judges to secure a 42 year old lady with severe Crohn's Disease her benefits. The case was presented to an Administrative Law for the first time in February 2006. He denied the...

 
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