Undue Influence

There are a variety of confidential relationships that may give rise to “undue influence,” in which one party takes advantage of another by reason of a superior position in a close relationship. In such cases, the person occupying the superior position involving trust should be acting in the interest of…READ MORE

Explaining Your Disability to Social Security

If your medical condition is understated and the Social Security Administration (SSA) believes that you are capable of performing work, your application for disability benefits will be denied. Accurately describing the physical limitations of a disability is very important. How the disability impacts one’s daily routine and common activities such…READ MORE

Do Sleep Disorders Qualify for SSD Benefits?

Believe it or not, if you are struggling with sleep and prefer to be working, but your doctor says that you shouldn’t, you may be eligible for Social Security Disability benefits. SSD benefits for sleep disorders are a little-known government secret. It may be difficult to get them and it…READ MORE

Don’t Be Denied Workers’ Compensation Benefits

Workers who have been injured on the job and find themselves confronted with a workers’ compensation carrier’s denial of their legitimate claim should not let the matter rest. The insurer may claim that a worker has not been injured at all or that his or her injury is not serious…READ MORE

Financial Abuse of the Elderly

A recent survey of caregivers reveals that 37 percent of seniors have suffered financial abuse, which is almost twice the estimated 20 percent revealed by a similar 2014 survey. Financial abuse of a senior, which is the illegal or improper use of a senior’s money, property, or assets, takes the…READ MORE

Social Security Disability and Cardiac Disorders

You are eligible for benefits if you have a disability that is related to the cardiovascular system. That is true even if the condition is something congenital or has arisen later in life. The Social Security Administration (SSA) provides SSD benefits to people with disabilities related to problems with the…READ MORE

Disability Benefits and PTSD

If you’ve been diagnosed with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), and your doctor says that you can no longer work even as you are struggling to hold down a job, there is a strong possibility that you may be eligible for disability benefits. We represent many applicants, including members of the…READ MORE

Beyond Criminal Prosecution

Whether or not a criminal act results in injuring a person, the government will prosecute the person responsible since it is believed that any violation of the criminal laws harms society as well. Criminal prosecution is thus conducted not only to punish those who commit crimes, but also to deter…READ MORE

Confidential Relationship

Because a rule called “attorney-client privilege” imposes the strictest legal instructions upon lawyers never to reveal anything that a client tells them, you should feel free to tell your lawyer everything you know. This provision of the law encourages clients to reveal all the potentially damaging information that they have,…READ MORE

Does Manic Depression Qualify for SSD and SSI?

Manic depression (or “bipolar disorder,” as it is now referred to) could qualify you to receive Social Security Disability benefits if your symptoms meet the Social Security Administration’s conditions or if you have received a medical vocational disability approval. Bipolar disorder is not simply one mood disorder; it is a…READ MORE