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Coral Springs Social Security Disability Lawyer and Attorney Randy Zeldin, Esq. represents many Social Security Disability claimants residing in Coral Springs and Ft. Lauderdale.
In prosecuting a claim for Social Security Disability, attorney Randy Zeldin, Esq. emphasizes that evidence from the claimant’s treating physician should be given more weight than evidence from other sources. It the treating source’s opinion, as to the nature and severity of the claimant’s impairment is well-supported by medically acceptable clinic and laboratory diagnostic techniques and is not inconsistent with other substantial evidence of record, it should be controlling. Social Security Disability Attorney works with you to gather information from treating physicians and medical providers in Coral Springs and Ft. Lauderdale.
If treating source opinions are not given controlling weight, Social Security will consider the following factors in weighing medical evidence:
- Examining relationship
- Treatment relationship
- Consistency with other evidence.
- Specialization of the physician
- Other factors.
A claimant’s subjective complaints should be consistent with the “objective” medical evidence and with the claimant’s activities of daily living (e.g. cooking, shopping, etc.). Apparent inconsistencies should be explained. Credibility issues can destroy even a strong claim. For example, a claimant may testify that he/she cannot sit for more than 5 minutes at a time. The hearing lasts 45 minutes, during which time the claimant appears to have no discomfort while sitting!