At the end of the day, after completing all the mundane yet necessary parts of an active 9/11 claim law practice, encouraging stories like those shared today keep us going. Thank you to all the 9/11 cancer survivors who called and shared your extraordinary stories. Your heroism did not stop after you left the crash site!Continue Reading
I have long advocated for this cancer coverage and testified before Dr. Howard at public hearings urging this exact outcome. Many others did the same and more. Today is a great victory for all the 9-11 responders and survivors fighting cancer today. Please remember those who have already passed in your prayers.Continue Reading
As I have done in the past, I’ll be presenting a lecture to “New Practitioners” in the Social Security Disability Law field. I have always believed that in order to be able to teach a subject, you must know it cold. It is no different with Social Security Disability Law, and teaching new Social Security Lawyers is both challenging and invigorating.Continue Reading
William J. Turley, Managing Workers’ Compensation Partner in our Ronkonkoma, Suffolk County office, andCraig E. Rosasco, Managing Workers’ Compensation Partner in our Nassau County office attended the Workers’ Memorial Mass tonight at St. Patrick’s Roman Catholic Church in Bay Shore.Continue Reading
WTC STAC Committee voted at their meeting today (3/28/12) to exclude prostate cancer from the list of 9/11 related illnesses they will reccommend be included under the Zadroga ActContinue Reading
9/11 WTC Scientific and Technical Advisory Committee (STAC). It is hoped that they will strongly support their initial draft report to NIOSH Director, John Howard, MD, which recommends inclusion of cancer among those illnesses covered under the Zadroga Act.Continue Reading
See my complete, hopeful prediction on which WTC cancers should be covered by the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund at the Zadroga Claims Info website here. But the short version is as follows: Blood Cancers, including Multiple Myeloma, Leukemia and Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma Head, Neck and Throat cancer Oral cancer, including Tongue Cancer and Nasopharyngeal Cancer Thyroid Cancer Esophageal Cancer (Cancer of the esophagus) Lung Cancer, including Mesothelioma Kidney Cancer Bladder Cancer Prostate Cancer Colon Cancer Melanoma (skin) CancerContinue Reading
hopefully I’ll need more brain and less brawn at the upcoming full day Social Security Disability Boot Camp Seminar where I will be presenting on April 18, 2012. I will be covering topics such as the difference between SSDI vs. SSI, Social Security Disability appeals, ALJ hearings and mental impairments, such as depression, anxiety and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).Continue Reading
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Wall Street Journal on Social Security Disability System Review of ALJ Awards and New Surprise ALJ PolicyThursday, December 15, 2011
Are Social Security Disability Judges awarding too many or too few disability claims? According to an article on the Social Security disability system by Damian Paletta in the Wall Street Journal today, that will be the subject of an independent review of the federal disability system by the Administrative Conference of the United States focusing on the work of Social Security Administrative Law Judges (ALJ’s). class action lawsuit was filed against five Social Security ALJ’s claiming anti-claimant bias in the Queens New York Office of Adjudication and Review. Read my affidavit that was submitted to the federal court regarding the abuses of Social Security Queens Chief Judge David Z. Nisnewitz and ALJ Seymour Fier here.
On the other equally bad end of the spectrum is the case of West Virginia Social Security ALJ David B. Daugherty, who apparently never met a claimant who was not disabled. Unlike his brethren in Queens, New York, he was suspended for his outstandingly high allowance rate, and eventually retired. The “Queens 5” continue to hear cases. I guess granting cases is a more serious offense at Social Security than bullying and intimidating claimants, which was the M.O. for the Chief ALJ Nisnewitz in Queens. Either way, both examples of these “outliers” should be purged from the system.