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Medical Evidence: The Backbone Of Your Disability Claim

Last updated on June 26, 2024

Comprehensive medical evidence is critical for substantiating disability claims and obtaining Social Security Disability (SSD) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits.

At Robert D. Paulbeck, Attorney at Law, I bring over 35 years of experience navigating the complex SSD/SSI system. My Trenton firm supports clients in Michigan through every stage of the claims process – including gathering the strong documentation needed to build a compelling disability case.

What Counts As Medical Evidence?

When filing for SSD/SSI, it’s essential to provide a wide range of detailed medical records, including:

  • Treatment notes from physicians and therapists
  • Diagnostic test results like X-rays, MRIs, blood work
  • Hospital records and discharge summaries
  • Complete medication lists
  • Comprehensive statements from treating doctors outlining the specific nature, severity and limitations caused by your disabling condition

Gathering and submitting this extensive documentation from all relevant medical sources is crucial for building a strong evidentiary record for your disability claim.

Overcoming The Documentation Hurdle

Obtaining this extensive medical evidence from various health care providers over different periods can be a difficult task for most individuals. However, an experienced disability attorney like myself can assist in efficiently requesting, compiling and organizing all relevant medical documentation from multiple sources.

The Importance Of Ongoing Treatment To A Claim

Maintaining consistent, ongoing medical treatment is crucial for demonstrating the severity and longevity of your disabling condition. Gaps or non-compliance in treatment can potentially undermine your case, which is why I emphasize the importance of following prescribed care plans.

Enlisting Expert Support

In complex cases, expert testimony from medical professionals or independent medical examinations may be necessary to provide additional objective evidence. With my firm’s resources and experience, I have the capability to obtain such professional opinions when needed to strengthen your claim further.

How Robert D. Paulbeck, Attorney at Law Can Help You

As your legal representative, I will carefully evaluate your comprehensive medical evidence, identifying strengths that support your claim as well as any potential weaknesses that need to be addressed. This in-depth analysis allows me to build an effective strategy for presenting the key details, physician opinions, and supporting facts that substantiate your disability and its impact on your ability to work.

Support Your Benefits Claim Today With My Legal Counsel

Schedule a free consultation with my firm to discuss your specific situation and medical history. Call me at 734-800-2699 or send me an email to discuss your claim with me. I serve clients throughout the Downriver area and the rest of Michigan. Together, we can ensure all pertinent documentation is properly gathered, evaluated and presented to maximize your chances of a positive outcome in your SSD/SSI disability case.