January 18, 2019

Episode 21 – Complex Social Security, Workers Comp, Bankruptcy and Med Mal Problem

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Here is a question I received by email from a lady named Brenda.  She raises a number of issues, Social Security, workers’ compensation, bankruptcy, the timing of her Social Security application and even medical malpractice.   If Social Security disability was a law school class, this would be a final exam question:

I was injured in may of 2004, my workers comp case is still pending. My question is that I have applied for disablity but I have been denied 3 times. Not sure if I should apply now or wait until I settle my comp case. Please let me know if that is what I need to do, I have also talked to your staff but did not go any further due to this concern. Also I
had to file bankrupsty and it will be over in July , should I wait for that to be over before I file for disabilty. My injures are crushed ankle, back injury that cannot be operated on, and got staph when my comp doctor gave me a shot in my ankle, they mess around on who was at fault and in the meantime after my frist surgery I was not cared for enough due to the cliaming who was at fault.  THen the staph went into my bone had 2 have another surgery,
thanks for your time

Episode 5

My husband was injured in a job related accident 2002. He went though surgury a fusion on his neck. We get workman comp. right now. He has alway tried to work where now he’s had to quit. We have attorney on this and all. But the doctor and all told him he needs to apply for social security disability. He has chronic nerve damage, he can’t use he left arm without feeling a lot of pain. Doctors say it’s going to get worse though the years. He’s applied for it once and got turned down. But at that time he was still working some. But, what all that is going on with him, he got charged with a felony, It was over pot. What I’m wondering would that stop he’s chance of getting disability. If it isn’t can you advise me on where to go from here on this? Thank you, April S.

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