The Role of the Medical Expert in a Social Security Disability Hearing


It is not uncommon for a judge in a Social Security Disability case to invite a medical expert to testify at the hearing. Unlike civil litigation, the administrative appeals in Social Security claims do not offer the attorney an opportunity to depose a medical expert prior to the hearing. The testimony of the medical expert is heard for the first time at the hearing. The attorney must decide the approach to take with the particular medical expert given the individual facts of the case.

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