Ariel L Sotolongo , Los Angeles Downtown, California ODAR Office, Administrative Law Judge

For the 2015 *fiscal year, Judge Ariel L Sotolongo has disposed 1 cases at the Office of Disability Adjudication and Review (ODAR) in Los Angeles Downtown, California. Out of those 1 dispostions, 0 were dismissed, 0 were approved and 1 were denied. This means that the percentage of dispositions that Judge Sotolongo has approved in Los Angeles Downtown for the 2015 fiscal year is 0%. The information below for Judge Ariel L Sotolongo was last updated on 6/14/2017.

Average statistics
Office*Fiscal YearTotal DispositionsTotal DecisionsTotal DenialsTotal AwardsCases
Dismissed
Cases
Approved
Cases
Denied
Los Angeles Downtown 2010 516 396 104 292 23%57%20%
Los Angeles Downtown 2011 473 393 110 283 17%60%23%
Los Angeles Downtown 2012 304 241 97 144 21%47%32%
Los Angeles Downtown 2013 227 184 77 107 19%47%34%
Los Angeles Downtown 2014 299 248 83 165 17%55%28%
Los Angeles Downtown 2015 1 1 1 0 0%0%100%
 Totals:1820146347299120%54%26%
*The United States Government fiscal year is from October 1st - September 30th.
AVERAGE TIME
 DismissedApprovedDenied
Ariel L SotolongoNo Stats for FY 2017
All ALJs in Los Angeles Downtown Office 25% 46% 29%
All ALJs in California22%46%33%
All ALJs in the Nation21%45%34%
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Judge: Ariel L Sotolongo
6/24/2014 6:28:26 PM



25 MONTHS LATER, JORGENSON LAW FINALLY GOT TO MY HEARING...ALL THE MEDICATIONS iAM ON MADE IT VERY HARD TO FOCUS AND SO i REALLY DONT RECALL A SPECIFICS, AND I AM STILL WAITING ON MY DECISION .... ITS BEEN 25 MONTHS SINCE THIS ALL STARTED...HE SEEMED RESPECTFULLY CONCERNED, AND I FELT HES SMART ON TOP OF THINGS, MY CASE IS SO COMPLEX (BUT I REALLY WANT TO FEEL BETTER) BUT I NEED THE HELP, i DONT WANT TO BE HERE, OR DEPENDENT ON A FLAWED SYSTEM, I LUCKY TO BE STILL ALIVE AFTER hiv, MAJOR DEPRESSION, HOMELESSNESS, AND INJURY. MY GUT LEADS ME TO BELIEVE THAT SOTOLONGO IS A GOOD ALJ, EVEN IF IAM DENIED (AND IF iAM I WILL TRY NOT TO LOOSE ALL HOPE IN THE SYSTEM)....THOUGH IAM WAITING ITS BEEN THREE WEEKS AND STILL NO LETTER, MY LIFE FEELS SO STUCK... i AM CONFIDENT THAT HE WILL MAKE THE FAIR AND JUST DECISION... ITS BEEN A LONNNGGGG HARD TWO YEARS...BUT, WE/I NEED HELP SOMETIMES I JUST WISH IT WOULD HAVE BEEN WHEN i ASKED, SOONER...BUT I KNOW PEOPLE THAT MISS USE IT, HAVE MADE IT HARD FOR THE ONES THAT REALLY DO NEED IT SOMETIMES AND WHAT DISABILITY BY DEFINITION USE TO BE AND IS AND KEEPS CHANGING MAKE HIS JOB HARD I AM SURE. i HAVE RARE MOMENTS LIKE THIS OF SOME CLARITY..." WHENEVER YOUR LIFE ENDS, IT IS ALL THERE. tHE ADVANTAGE OF LIVING IS NOT MEASURED BY LENGTH, BUT BY USE; SOME MEN HAVE LIVED LONG, AND LIVED LITTLE; ATTEND TO IT WHILE YOU ARE IN IT. iT LIES IN YOUR WILL, NOT IN THE NUMBER OF YEARS, FOR YOU TO HAVE LIVED ENOUGH." mICHEL DE mONTAINGE...THANKS FOR LISTENING BUT MY SHOULDER HURTS AND MY MEDS ARE MAKING TIRED...WISH YOU ALL THE BEST IN LIFE....ITS ALL FOR A REASON "LIVE, AS IF YOU WERE TO DIE TOMORROW. LEARN AS IF YOU WERE TO LIVE FOREVER." MAHATMA GANDHI....


Judge: Ariel L Sotolongo
11/21/2013 11:59:03 AM



Ariel L Sotolongo denied me ssi in April of 2012. In December 1997, I went blind in my right eye. From 2002 to 2012 I had applied for SS I and was continuously denied. I applied based on the blindness and my right eye. In the year 2010 two 2012 I was saying eye specialists at Harbor UCLA medical Center located at 1000 W. Carson St., Torrance, CA 90509. I did not have health insurance and incurred a substantial feel of over $4000. While I was seeing these eye specialists doctors, and they are some of the best I doctors in the world. I had all my medical records to substantiate my disability, yet I was continually denied SSI. On September 14, 2012 I received a letter from the ODAR hearing office. In the letter, I was notified that the decision made by Judge Sotolongo was unfavorable. Because I had no health insurance I was depending on the decision by the Judge to be favorable, which would have enabled me to get health insurance/Medicaid. This also would have allowed me to continue to be treated by the eye specialist doctors at Harbor UCLA Medical Center. Because I was not able to continue seeing my doctor, as a result of no health insurance, on September 27, 2013 I caught an eye infection/conjunctivitis which spread to my eyeball in my right eye, the eye in which I was blind since 1997. I went to Hubert Humphrey Medical Center that day and was prescribed oral antibiotics, and an antibiotic eye ointment. My eye got worse and began to turn green. A day later, I went to Centinela Hospital’s emergency room, and saw a physician there who examined my eye. After examining my eye, he then called the doctors at Harbor UCLA Medical Center. The physician I saw at Centinela prescribed an oral antibiotic, and told me to go immediately - the next day - to Harbor UCLA Medical Center, which was on October 7, 2013. That day I saw Dr. Chen, and eye specialist in the clinic at Harbor UCLA Medical Center. After examining my eye, Dr. Chen then brought in another specialist, the head physician of that department. They both sat me down in the room and explained to me that I had an infection in my right eyeball. (This is the eye that I have been blind in since 1997, and treated for at Harbor UCLA Medical Center by medical eye specialists, from 2010 to 2012.) Dr. Chen informed me that the infection could spread to my brain and that they had to operate immediately, and eviscerate (remove completely) my right eye. The surgery took place that evening, October 7, 2013. I am on six weeks recovery and had postop surgery review October 15, 2013. My next appointment to see the plastic surgeon was on November 7, 2013, as they are preparing a Prosthetic eye for me. I had a CT scan on November 1, 2013 to make sure the infection had not spread to my brain. At the time of this letter, I have not received the results from the CT scan because my appointment was postponed and rescheduled for December 3, 2013. Because of this eye infection which caused me to lose my right eye, an infection that could have spread to my brain, I will be seeing eye specialists for the rest of my life. I feel all of this could have been prevented if Henry Ullman M.D. would have given me a favorable report, but that's not his job as he is a doctor that works for Social Security. Also, if Judge Ariel L. Sotolongo would have approved my SSI, that would have enabled me to get health insurance and I could have kept on seeing my eye doctors at Harbor UCLA. This could have prevented the eye infection from setting in. I hold Henry Ullman M.D. and Judge Ariel L. Sotolongo wholly responsible for my current medical condition. Because they kept denying me SSI, and I was blind in my right eye. This condition could have been prevented.



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