Your treating physician will evaluate your condition and your Los Angeles Social Security attorney will help determine whether you impairment meets the Social Security Administration’s Listing of Impairments. If your impairment does not meet the Listing, objective medical findings can help determine whether your impairment “equals” the Listing.
What Are Objective Findings?
Objective findings, such as X-Rays, lab results, and physical tests, will yield specific results that help prove an impairment. Your lawyer will use these findings to show that you are physical or mentally disabled and unable to be gainfully employed. Any doctor can confirm or reproduce the findings.
How Does my Normal Doctor Help?
Your regular, treating physician will add his or her opinion to the objective findings. The Social Security Administration itself acknowledges that there is a lack of correlation between x-ray findings and function of a joint, for example. In this example, your doctor will give an opinion about your joint function and will support his opinion with an x-ray. Your lawyer will present the evidence from your doctor and the objective results to prove the impairment to the SSA and show how these findings interfere with your ability to work.
Will Anyone Listen to Me?
Your subjective experience with your impairment is also crucial to your disability claim. Speaking openly with your doctor and your lawyer about your experiences with your physical or mental condition and how your symptoms affect your ability to work will help determine the extent of your impairment. Your symptoms may lead to additional discoveries about your impairment as well. Your doctor and attorney will not know how to effectively present your claim to the Social Security Administration without information about your specific symptoms and limitations.
Your Los Angeles Social Security Disability Attorney Can Help
If you are suffering from a disabling condition that prevents you from being gainfully employed, you should enlist the assistance and guidance of an experienced lawyer to help you prepare a successful application.
To schedule a complimentary consultation with a disability attorney, please contact Sima Aghai at (888) 954-0064.
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Objective Medical Finding and Your Disability Claim