A medical Expert (“ME”) at a Social Security Disability (“SSD”) hearing is supposed to be impartial. Louis Fuchs is the exact opposite. Regardless of what the medical evidence reveals, Fuchs manages to conclude that the claimant is capable of working.
I represent a claimant whose SSD claim was denied based upon Fuchs’ testimony. When the case was appealed to federal court, the attorney representing the SSA immediately asked to have the case remanded. Fuchs’ testimony was so patently unsupportable that the SSA did not want to defend it.
I represented the claimant at a hearing last month. Administrative Law Judge Kilgannon determined that Fuchs’ opinion was entitled to little weight based upon the opinion of the treating specialist and cross examination testimony from the new ME at the hearing.
If Fuchs is assigned your case, expect him to testify that you can work. Your detailed cross examination should investigate the bases for his opinion, which should prove unsupportable.Previous Next
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