On June 27, 2012 the Drug Enforcement Agency raided several clinics in Florida as part of a state-wide crackdown on “pill mills.” Clinics in Gainesville, Daytona Beach, Pensacola and Jacksonville were all raided. Gainesville Health and Wellness on Newberry Road was one of the clinics targeted in the raid. If you have been receiving treatment […]
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One of the decisions an Administrative Law Judge must make when evaluating a claim for Social Security Disability and/or Supplemental Security Income is whether the claimant is being compliant with the doctor’s orders. Failure to take medications as prescribed or failure to adhere to the doctor’s orders, may result in a denial of the claim. […]
If you have a social security claim it is important that you have updated medical records submitted to the hearing office prior to that hearing. The Administrative Law Judges require medical evidence that can be used to support your claim. Many disabled workers have no access to health insurance and limited funds with which to […]
Medications for treatment of disabling conditions, which are often seen in Social Security Disability and Supplemental Security Income claims, are extremely important. Sadly, the majority of people applying for disability are no longer working and have very limited or, in many cases, no access to health care. Often this means that prescription medications are not […]
Florida’s new pain law may make some doctors reticent to prescribe narcotic pain medications. Although these regulations are intended to prevent doctors from over prescribing, under-treatment of chronic pain is also a problem. Talk to your doctor about your concerns. A red flag for some doctors may be a patient who asks for a particular […]
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I was recently contacted by a former client who is a chronic pain patient. Her physician has been treating her chronic pain through the use of medications. Although this client always took her medication as prescribed and followed her doctor’s orders (which included random drug screens that she always passed), her physicians now have determined that her […]
If you read this blog, you may have read a recent post regarding the effect that alcohol and/or drug abuse may have on a social security disability/supplemental security income claims. Hopefully, a new therapeutic medication may help treat people with addiction problems. On Janaury 11, 2011, the Los Angeles Times reported that the American Journal of Psychiatry recently published […]
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by Elizabeth Stakenborg, Esq.
Sims & Stakenborg, PA
I am often asked when should a claimant obtain representation after filing a social security disability/supplemental security income claim. My office commonly encourages individuals to apply and receive a denial before seeking the services of a representative. If your medical evidence supports your disability, you may be able to prevail […]
On Saturday, September 25, 2010 The Villages Daily Sun Newspaper reported and article discussing a federal suit challenging Florida’s “pill mill” law. The article notes that Florida is attempting to enforce new requirements which include allowing a physician to prescribe only a three-day supply of drugs at one time unless the patient has insurance. The new […]