In a recent Fully Favorable Decision I received on behalf of a very deserving client of mine, the judge who heard the case was NOT persuaded by the one-time medical and psychological examination performed at the request of the Social Security Administration.
Typically, at the lower levels, the Administration will send my client to “their” doctor for an examination. The resulting report is almost always unfavorable to my client's condition. In other words, their one-time examiner say my client is NOT disabled.
Now, fast forward to the hearing where the judge reviews ALL the evidence, including all the evidence I have prepared and submitted along with the same old one-time examination ordered by the Social Security Administration.
In this particular case the judge stated “…the medical opinion of the consultative medical examiner was only somewhat persuasive… this opinion is not entirely consistent with the record as a whole and is only somewhat supported by the examiner's own evaluation of the claimant.”
The Judge further stated “… I find the medical opinion of the consultative psychological examiner to be unpersuasive.”
We worked hard to develop the medical and psychological record of the full extent of my client's disabilities. When these records were compared and reviewed by the Judge who heard the case, the Judge was clearly persuaded by our well-developed medical record and not by the one-time examination of the Administration's doctor. This takes effort. It takes an understanding of the client's medical condition. It takes teamwork to make it all happen. This is what we do.
I invite you to take a look at a most recent Google review on my website at www.burdineandbrown.com, by one of my former clients, Ms. Vicky Porta. It speaks volume as to the quality of services a client receives from us.