Social Security Disability case With a Woman

Case Spotlight – June 2023

In May 2021, attorney Randall Mansour spoke to a woman who needed assistance with her Social Security Disability case. The claimant had a steady work history until 2012 and then had numerous health problems forced her to quit working. After hearing her story, it was apparent that this client desperately needed our help but it would be a difficult case to prove disability, as we would have to prove she became disabled before December 2017. Thankfully the claimant was in ongoing/consistent treatment since 2012, however, she had problems obtaining those records to prove that. The claimant was suffering from a combination of physical and mental health conditions that worsened over the last 10 years. Furthermore, the client resided in Maryland and contacted our office after noticing our hundreds of 5-star Google reviews.

When she called Disability Law Group, she was met with compassion and felt assured that we could assist her with this final hurdle. The case was a complicated one as her previous attorneys gave up on her. Despite not handling the first hearing for the client, we were able to file an appeal and have the case remanded by the Appeals Council for another hearing. The case became even more complicated as we requested a medical expert review the case, in hopes that the doctor would make a favorable finding.

In this particular case, the treatment notes were massive and encompassed more than 10,000 pages of medical evidence! After a lengthy hearing with the medical expert present we were able to obtain a favorable decision for the client. The judge agreed with the medical records on file, our arguments, the testimony from the client and the medical expert’s testimony. The judge ruled the client was disabled before December 2017. The client obtained a very hefty settlement with over 5 years of back pay benefits that she was entitled to. The claimant was thrilled to know that we won her case and more importantly would receive the monthly benefits and Medicare she desperately needed.

If you or someone you know are suffering from any physical impairments or mental health, contact us today for your free consultation. Our attorneys and staff specialize strictly in disability benefits, and we will fight to help you win every benefit you deserve. We will work with you, and alongside your doctors, to ensure all evidence needed is received. You can rely on our team at Disability Law Group from start to finish to provide you with the expert advice and compassionate representation and the benefits you deserve.

Author: Erika A. Riggs

Attorney Erika A. Riggs, a partner at Disability Law Group, is a renowned legal advocate and community leader. A graduate of Wayne State University Law School, Erika co-founded The 313 Project, a non-profit providing scholarships and pro-bono legal advice for at-risk youth. She actively contributes to community well-being as a board member and community activist, spearheading pro bono events and volunteer initiatives. Erika specializes in Social Security Disability and Veterans’ disability benefits. Recognized for her outstanding contributions, Erika has received accolades such as the ‘Oakland Together 40 Under 40’ Class of 2023, 2022 ABA On the Rise Top 40 Young Lawyer award, eight consecutive Avvo’s Client Choice awards, and the esteemed 2023 Rising Star award for the sixth consecutive year by Super Lawyers (extended to less than 2.5% of attorneys practicing in Michigan). Her multifaceted achievements showcase her commitment to excellence, community service, and advocacy for those in need.