I hope I have posted in the correct topic, I am in need of some advise please. I was advised from my lawyer to do a application for ssi and ssdi in March, 2012, I received my denial letter stating we found you not disabled due to the fact you said you where disabled because of steno sis, sciatica and depression.
I was mortified as I have several severe issues, to name a few para central disk"indenting" spinal cord, Thoracic Spondylosis T-8-through T-12. Retrolisthesis Grade 2, Severe disk space narrowing and desiccation of the disk in 4 places, moderate to severe ligamentum flavum hypertrophy and arthropathy,. Myleopathy, Fibromyalgia, Osteoarthritis and ADHD, my MRI is 4 pages long. Letters from my Dr stating could not work etc along with the physical exam explaining limitations etc.
I was feeling very hopeful for the outcome and to get a letter denying me because of stenosis and sciatica I was shocked.
Do you know how this happens? They did not take my MRI into account to make there decision, also no records from even my primary care Dr. Is that why you get a lawyer to make sure they have what they need? I asked several times if anything was needed, anything else I could do, no just wait, So for 7 months we waited on a decision that had nothing to do with the big major problems. I have asked my attorney how this has happened, he has now gotten to the point of he will no longer e-mail me. He will only talk on phone or an office visit.
Have any of you dealt with something like this before? Do you know if you can just drop your attorney, I have not had to pay any fees, only if case is one. Any help or experience would be appreciated.