09 Feb


Winning Your Social Security Case- some “hidden” factors

Social Security Disability No comment

Winning. It’s the focus of professional athletes, and lawyers, too. Winning the case is paramount. So what goes into winning a Social Security Disability (SSD) case? After all, the Government can deny your case, and you could end up with nothing. My experience is that, especially when you get to the “hearing level” which means […]

15 Aug


30 years and counting

New York Workers Compensation No comment

On August 15, 1983, I started as a young associate attorney with a Brooklyn law firm named Pasternack Popish and Burton. I had just left my first law job at a general practice firm, with the solid conviction that learning and juggling many different kinds of cases in different areas of the law wasn’t for […]

01 Aug


“Independent” Medical Examiners Chastised for Lying

New York Workers Compensation No comment

In Workers’ Comp, personal injury, and other legal forums, insurance companies routinely hire “independent medical examiners” (IME’s) to defend the insurance company from the medical part of a claim. As you should know, IME’s are NOT independent. They are “hired guns” paid with insurance company money. Recently, a Supreme Court Judge blasted the conduct of […]

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