-UPDATE- GOVERNMENT ACCOUNTABILITY OFFICE TO INVESTIGATE THE SOCIAL SECURITY ADMINISTRATION’S USE OF CONSULTANT DOCTORS As we previously reported earlier this year in a blog post, a Tennessean newspaper investigative report found that some doctors in Tennessee were denying a high rate of applicants while reaping large sums in fees. The article also illustrated that the […]

You’ve spent your whole life working, and suddenly you can’t due to illness or injury. You are in pain, your income stream has stopped, yet your medical bills are piling up and you still have a family to support. This is when Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits are supposed to kick in, providing a […]

If you are like an estimated 69% of your fellow Americans, you use at least one social media site. After all, no matter what is going on in your real, day-to-day life, it’s alluring to be able to shape and curate the story that your friends, family, and the public will see. Your Facebook, Instagram, […]

The Dangers of Roundup Are a Big Concern for Middle Tennessee

Working outdoors, tending flowers and greenery, and breathing in fresh air all day long seems like a recipe for good health — right? Unfortunately, for modern-day nursery workers, landscapers, and even home gardeners, the use of pesticides and herbicides has become a fact of life. These chemicals do a great job keeping hungry insects at […]

Monumental Supreme Court Ruling Exposes TVA to Lawsuits

In 2013, two fishermen competing in a fishing tournament steered their boat into the Tennessee River. In that same space, workers with the Tennessee Valley Authority were raising a submerged power line. The boat was struck by a conductor, badly injuring the boat’s operator, Gary Thacker, and killing his passenger, Anthony Szozda. Thacker and his […]

Tennessee landfills poisoning water

It was a 2008 incident in our state — a coal ash spill at the Tennessee Valley Authority’s Kingston plant — that led to a 2015 EPA regulation, called the Coal Ash Rule, that requires energy providers to line their landfills to prevent leakage and to monitor them for groundwater contamination. Coal ash is the […]

SSA Consultative Exam

Applying for and receiving Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) is not an easy process. This is especially true in Tennessee, which leads the nation in denial of benefits. You may assume that if you are disabled and unable to work because of your disability, you will be granted SSDI. Unfortunately, the SSDI application process can […]

Tennessee SSD denial attorney

Being unable to work — and support yourself and your family — is devastating enough. When you are denied the social security disability (SSD) insurance benefits you’ve paid into your entire working life, the fallout can be catastrophic, financially and emotionally. If you meet all of the guidelines for receiving SSDI payments but your claim […]

Social Security Disability Insurance

Imagine this scenario: You’re facing real challenges. Whether because of an accident, disease or inherited condition, you’re too disabled to work. Money is tight and you need your Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits. But there are many out there who would be more than happy to cheat you out of whatever money you have; […]

Tennessee Social Security Disability Insurance (SSD) applicants have their lives on the line when they apply for benefits. They can’t work, may be diagnosed with a fatal condition and are facing severe financial problems. Many of them have had the SSD rug pulled out from under them by doctors hired by the state to review […]

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