Medical Expert

What does Medical Expert mean?

Medical experts are medical professionals who may be asked to attend an administrative hearing and provide expert testimony on complex medical issues for an administrative law judge in the Office of Disability Adjudication and Review. Experts are paid a fee for their services, and each ODAR office generally has a list of medical experts who are ready to testify if needed.

Most disability claimants who have requested an administrative hearing should consult with a disability lawyer. The administrative hearing process can be complicated. Not only can a medical expert attend, but the judge may also ask a jobs expert to be present. Unless you, as the claimant, understand how to refute professional and medical opinions offered by these sources it is a good idea to hire a disability lawyer.

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