Reno, Nevada ODAR Office

At the Office of Disability Adjudication and Review (ODAR) in Reno, Nevada, 3 different administrative law judges (ALJ) conduct Social Security Disability (SSD) hearings and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) hearings. Currently, in Reno, the average wait time for a SSI or SSD hearing is 18.0 months. The average case processing time in Reno is 595 days.The Reno average for winning a SSI or SSD disibility hearing is 31%. Click on the name of one of the ALJs below to see detailed information about their hearing results. This information for the Reno ODAR office was last updated on 6/11/2019.

Average statistics
OfficeJudgesAvg. Hearing
Wait Time
Processing Time
Per Day Per ALJ
Reno 3 18.0 months 595 days 2.3 19% 31% 50%
Nevada18.0 months594 days2.220%35%46%
National Average:14.9 months500 days2.120%42%38%
Full NameDismissedApprovedDenied

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Judge: Ryan Johannes
11/5/2019 9:14:57 AM

The facts don't lie, the medical records don't lie and the evidence of my condition doesn't lie. This judge is NOT a neutral party. His VE is NOT a neutral party.. If the VE were a neutral party he would not have testified against me. I have been singles out and targeted for political reasons. If I still lived in Massachusetts, I would have had the help I've begged for months ago. This judge doesn't care about facts. Only what he thinks and says is final. I have been forced to an appeals council of which is a waste of time and money. This unfavorable decision was made to hurt me even more than what I already am. Yet again; the medical evidence and doctors reports don't lie and are indeed reported in my favor. But to this judge, none of that matters.

Judge: Ryan Johannes
11/4/2019 9:24:53 AM

Because of this horrid judges decision, my health has become subpar. So I will be writing a letter naming those involved in this politically charged decision. When I die from complications my family will have a lawsuit against this over paid asshat, his lying VE, Mrs.Hall and Matt Harrison. Had he ruled in my favor (of which he should have) there would be no issue and I wouldn't be posting here numerous times a day. This decision is not only wrong but unethical. This judge had his decision made before the hearing even happened. He conspired with Nicholas Fidanza to ruin an already broken and ruined man. I am in need of these services and this judge didn't give a Fuck about real facts presented. I will not apologize for having a hearing on his many days off.. He and the aforementioned people are all over paid and do little to no work. They make decisions off of political affiliation and these won't stop until I die from the health complications He has made worse. Fuck you Johannes and Fuck all of you involved in this wrongful and spiteful decision.

Judge: Ryan Johannes
11/4/2019 8:16:02 AM

This judge and his VE are total Nazis. They don't care about facts that doctors report on, they don't care about people's conditions and don't care weather we actually need the help we are asking for. This judge has made my life a living hell since the hearing. The health insurance I have doesn't cover much at all, so the insurance that comes with disability would be the extra help I desperately need. I need 2 mras; one on my carotid artery and another on my cerebral artery. 2 cat scans of my brain, one with and one without contrast. My health and mental health need the help I asked for and I did not get the favorable decision of which should have been made. This judge should have ruled correctly and not out of spite and enjoyment. My life is already in shambles and I can't even see the doctors I need to because I don't have any money. I have been treated poorly by this judge and his office. How can a judge this evil sleep at night knowing he denied someone with legit issues that warrant a favorable decision. He abuses his power and Nicholas Fidanza does the same. Mr.Fidanza has no clue as to what I deal with and yet he testified against me acting as if he knows me and my struggles daily. Now I am forced to start all over again and to have a large lawyers Bill to add on to the extra stress.. After a year of waiting I would have had a nice retro check and now I have nothing. I was on disability before and have been made aware that it's easier to get back on than to orginally get accepted. This was much harder than my original claim years ago. They are doing this out of spite and personal attacking my disability. These people are fucking nazis, liars and evil. Signed, A legit victim of the dishonorable Johannes

Judge: Ryan Johannes
11/3/2019 3:40:53 PM

Judge Johannes is not a doctor or specialist in the field. He is a judge that ruled against doctors findings and rules out of spite, politics and shear ignorance. He does not deserve to make decisions for people with disabilities. He is a loser, hack and an asshole for making the wrong decision.. He made this decision just to make my tough life even tougher. He gets off on these decisions and should be tried for perjury... Fuck this clown

Judge: Ryan Johannes
11/3/2019 8:59:56 AM

These posts will not stop until I get the true ruling and nothing more. The ruling is indeed to be favorable and nothing more.. Until then, I shall keep posting against this poor excuse for a human being.

Judge: Ryan Johannes
11/3/2019 8:57:33 AM

This judge is terrible. His decision has had my ptsd, depression and anxiety at full throttle more so than usual. I've missed typos and the autocorrect in previous posts. This judge doesn't care about people's disabilities, doesn't care what you have to say, treats you like you're not disabled and makes his illegal decisions based on your political affiliation and spie. He has his buddy Nicholas Fidanza testify against you, his staff lies to you constantly, they lie about emails between the 2 parties and disregard the facts of mental health professionals. They all need to be fired and charged for the lies under oath. Judge Johannes doesn't allow you to state your case and doesn't care about medical conditions. I was prescribed celexa and it also caused me terrible side effects along with health complications. He didn't take any of the facts from that as truth and his people didn't even help with it. It took me calling a Ms.Warren in Tallahassee to get an earlier hearing, which was no problem with her. When I got the earlier hearing it was curtains for me with this terrible excuse of a person. His staff lied that there were no sooner hearings and Ms.Warren proved they lied in getting me a new/earlier hearing back in September. This was a cut and dry case. Favorable and yet he ruled unfavorably out of politics and spite just to hurt me and make an already unbearable life worse.... I hear about people killing themselves because of this stuff. I am not one of them. But someone else will. Judges like this is the exact reason why we see things like parkland, ohio, el paso, Newtown and other instances of the like happen. When someone needs help and have legit problems this judge ignores the professional reports and has his friend testify against you. You are only allowed yes or no answers and aren't allowed to state your case or cross examine the liar Nicholas Fidanza's purjurous testimony. I had allsup to help and they did nothing to help. I did all their work and they expected to get paid.. So I fired them and went at this myself. The case I have is strong and a favorable ruling. But this judge is so drunk with power, he doesn't give a Fuck about the facts. Just that what he says goes and that facts don't matter in his bullshit ruling. He is a menace and deserves cancer and als for his ignorant ruling. Fuck this judge and Fuck the people he has working for him.. And especially Fuck Nicholas Fidanza. He knows nothing of my daily struggles and has no clue about mental health

Judge: Ryan Johannes
11/2/2019 7:31:05 PM

This poor excuse for abhilan being had his friend testify against me, didn't let me testify on my behalf, only allowed yes or no answers, denied me regardless of facts and denied me for being a registered Republican in Florida. He doesn't deserve to be a judge, down at care about anything other than hurting someone who needs help and had a debilitating disability. He ignores mental health professionals and their recommending me for acceptance and is a total Fucking Nazi with his his drunk with power attitude. He decided to deny me to get his rocks off and nothing more. His denial is unjust and illegal. The testimony by Nicholas Fidanza was all lies and the decision should be overruled asap. When a judge doesn't agree with the evidence he is presented, rules against legal reports in my favor and doesn't give a Fuck about the help I need it the condition I have, he deserves to lose his seat, job and get ALS.. Fuck you judge Johannes and Fuck your illegal spiteful decision.. I don't have 15-24 months to wait and I refuse to start all over again just because you're an asshat that loves to hurt people. THE REPORTS DIDNT LIE AND YOU CAN BURN IN HELL FOR THIS, YOU FUCKING LOSER!!!!!!

Judge: Ryan Johannes
11/2/2019 10:21:05 AM

This judge is NOT a mental health professional and doesn't aknowledge the facts of such professionals. He is evil in his decisions and enjoys destroying someone in dire need of help. The reports don't lie! 2 state psychologists and a mental health councilor say the opposite of this ignorant dickhead's decision. He is a poor excuse of a judge and gives actual good ALI's a bad name. Anyone with a half a brain, empathy and understanding would make a better decision than what this Fucking clown has made. These comments won't stop until this asshat's purjurous decision is overturned and found in the correct ruling towards me. His ruling is wrong and a retarded field mouse could do a better job in his seat. He doesn't accept the evidence and rules the wrong way. The reports don't lie, but this judge sure does. Fuck this loser! The civil courts will see it my way and I WILL sue him for the emotional damages he has caused. I hope that one day he needs these services and gets treated worse than his egotistical ass has treated me... He deserves to be blackflagged and charged for making a false ruling and a ruling out of spite & political affiliation. This guy is a joke and is clearly under qualified to make the proper decisions

Judge: Ryan Johannes
11/2/2019 5:37:22 AM

I will not waver on exposing this ignorant and sadistic judge. He only allowed me to answer yes or no to the questions, was intimidating, lies about his findings and had Nicholas Fidanza testify aginst me. Nicholas Fidanza doesn't know My struggles in life, yet had the balls to testify that I had nothing wrong with me. Fuck that clown! He knows nothing about me or what I deal with! He should be tried for perjury and charged for lying under oath. This judge doesn't care what you have to say, asked if I had insurance.. The insurance I do have doesn't have mental health (which means I can't see a regular doctor), doesn't help me with the tests I need to figure out the physical health problems I've been having and doesn't cover therapy appointments. I'm a rare case where I can't take pharmaceuticals because if I do, I will have a VERY bad reaction and Fucking die. But that doesn't matter to the judge. I need better health coverage but can't get it. This judge is a Fucking asshole that gets kickbacks for denials. The numbers on this judge are a lie. It is definitely 52% denial. Not approval!! This judges staff lied constantly and there were far too many coincidences to count. Lie after lie, I am sick of it. I asked for help and he denied it because he gets off on denying people in desperate need of help. He only used one report in his findings and non of the other reports that were written in my favor. I am without a home, a way to get treatment and having a nervous breakdown because of this piece of shit person and poor excuse of a judge. He only cares about democrats and illegals getting the world while someone with legit problems like myself, gets nothing for help. Matt Harrison lied about emails he received while I was in the phone with him, Mrs.Hall did the same thing. They all colluded together to conspire against me and this denial shows how much they respect my issues and the doctor their Fucking office sent me to see... AVP services wrote a favorable report and the judge disregarded said report. This ignorant Fuck has one of 2 options.. Reverse his bullshit ruling or be sued. The proof is all there in my favor. But he doesn't care or like facts that I needed these services. All the proof of the lies have been documented the last few months. I will not stop until the ruling is overturned and my retroactive money is issued. I am right, he is wrong and loves hurting people. Not to mention, his office sends the cops to partake in a "well being check" when one isn't needed. They do that So the cops kill us for sport. Talk about sick fucks that just want to get paid. Fuck you judge Johannes. I hope you get ALS, you poor excuse for a human!!!

Judge: Ryan Johannes
11/1/2019 1:16:47 PM

I am now going to crusade against this so-called judge, Matt Harrison, Mrs.Hall, Nicholas Fidanza and anyone involved in this unethical ruling... They don't care about people and the help they desperately need. They lie, play the victim after lying and then lie some more. I will keep posting about these unethical people. They are scUM and don't care about evidence. The evidence is in my favor so there for I should be accepted and receive payments. Not be forced to wait 15-24 months at the appeals council level. They enjoy hurting people, sending the police to kill us and leave us homeless for the shear fact of feeling powerful. They are terrible humans and deserve to be treated as such. Fyi, you don't go to trial if you're a good person.. Only criminals have hearings like this. The proof is there and they denied me out of spite and made it personal. If anything I say is false, I would have a favorable decision... NOT this bullshit! Fuck you judge Johannes and your unethical ruling. In sure if you were a criminal court judge you would put innocent people behind bars because it gets you off.. Sick fuck

Judge: Ryan Johannes
11/1/2019 12:13:01 PM

This judge doesn't want me to get the back pay from the last year. That's another reason why he denied me. Now an attorney I have spoken with says I should start all over from the beginning.. That is a lot of money to lose and I'll have none when he gets me accepted because of his fees. Judge Johannes is a piece of shit and a horrible person. Typical Democrat that helps only his own and hurts people like me.. I hope karma fucks you in the worst way imaginable.

Judge: Ryan Johannes
11/1/2019 10:28:36 AM

This so-called judge and his cronies are disgusting excuses for people. It's my right to file a federal lawsuit for an unjust ruling. This is a personal attack on me as a person and this office has it out for me. They have made an already unbearable life of living with my condition even worse. They forced me to go to the appeals council just to make my life harder than it already is. I am at the beginnings of a nervous breakdown because of this. They ruled wrongly out of spite, political affiliation and their own powerhungry attitudes. They give illegals everything while us Americans who need this help are left to suffer. I will keep posting until this decision is overturned and dulled in my favor. Like any court of this land, the evidence that shows is not how the dishonorable judge ruled. He needs to be blackflagged and charged with contempt and made an example of in such fashion. Favorable paperwork from 3 mental health professionals states a favorable decision.. So to rule unfavorably is unethical, wrong and a poor excuse for human beings. I won't go without a fight and I won't waver until the false ruling is overturned.

Judge: Ryan Johannes
11/1/2019 7:47:12 AM

Judge Johannes is a corrupt, unlawful and ignorant judge. I wasn't allowed to state my own case, cross examine Mr.Fidanza or explain my problems. The hearing lasted a half hour tops, and I don't even think it was that long. The only report this dishonorable judge used was that of a doctor who made the session political. Sean channel is a Democrat that didn't like that I said I would hypothetically vote for trump in "16". The dishonorable judge mentioned said report by quack Channel and disregarded the three reports by not only 2 state doctors used by disability services but also my councillor I have been attending. This judge is crooked, corrupt, dishonest, evil and doesn't care about people with disabilities. He made his decision political as I am a registered Republican. I waited over a year to be denied and lies to by his office. I called the head of hearing operations in Tallahassee to get a sooner hearing and not 2 hours later, I got a call back about a sooner hearing. I don't believe in coincidence and this was no coincidence that she got me a new and sooner hearing. I was constantly lied to, treated like I don't have a disability, treated like a criminal and treated like I'm financially well off with no need for the help. The insurance I have spent cover mental health, I can't pay for a doctor for such services and they acted as if I don't need any of this help.. The proof is there for me to need these services and his dishonor is a hack. He doesn't deserve to make these kinds of decisions. The 52% approval is a blatant lie. This judge wanted me to get a lawyer and denied me because of not having one to represent me too top it off... I don't deserve to be treated like a second rate citizen for needing help. I don't deserve to be treated like a scam artist when I have legit problems that need help. These people deserve to lose their jobs and NEVER practice administrative law ever again. They should be tried for purjury and treated like the criminals they truly are. I have been targeted and denied out of spite. These post will keep going until the wrongful decision is overturned and I am awarded what the hell I need for help. People like this deny vets that need help and this is why people like that kill themselves. I'm not saying I'm one to do that. But I am saying this is why people commit suicide after getting denied the help they desperately need.

Judge: Ryan Johannes
10/31/2019 2:02:44 PM

Judge Ryan Johannes has a civil suit coming. I was on disability prior to his unfavorable decision. The factors that I presented are in my favor. One of which was a state doctor dds sent me to back in April. This poor excuse for a judge runs a kangaroo court, didn't care to hear anything from my side and had a vocational hack by the name of Nicholas fidanza testify against me. Mr.Fidanza down at know me from a hole in the wall and had no right to say what I am able to do. He doesn't know My daily struggles with Ptsd and the paperwork doesn't lie. I was forced to the appeals council out of spit and political targeting. I will be going to the news next. I have spoken with my state rep. and filed a complaint against the ft.Myers hearing office with the inspector General's office. The only way for me to not file a suit is to reverse this egregious and evil decision. My advice for anyone whom gets this dishonorable judge; request a different judge that will listen to you and actually take in to consideration the 3 professionals that wrote reports in your favor. Be wary of Nicholas Fidanza. He is the judge's crony in denying people. Be wary of the liars Matt Harrison and Mrs.Hall, for they lie about everything and also have a hand in this political targeting. Mrs.Hall sent the cops to do a "well being check" when one wasn't needed when she knows these Nazis with badges just shoot and kill folks with mental problems like what I have. Worst office, people and treatment I have ever experienced.

Judge: Ryan Johannes
10/31/2019 7:33:01 AM

Be careful of this judge. If you are applying for disability, ask for a different judge. He denied my claim for ptsd, anxiety and depression. There were 3 reports of which were favorable to my condition. Judge Johannes denied my claim out of spite and political affiliation. This judge and his office are not to be trusted. Like I stated before; 3 reports state that I am in need of services and this horrible judge denied me

Linda A. Lowman
Judge: Eileen Burlison
2/14/2019 6:20:39 AM

I am not sure what happrned to Judge Burlison but I think it had to do with my case which wrnt up to President Trump in a package. For all of upu who were tortured like me snd dhe did not do her home work on my case let it be knowrn that I stood for you all but it took some doing and alot of documentation. THERE now stands a more fair Judge I wrnt before, Judge Craig Denny. After approximatly 7 years and The Standard Long Term Short Tetm, Allsup who notated they lost my cases and Shook snd Stone my CA Attorney Lawrence Rohlfing won my case finally here in Reno. All of a sudden dhe went dormsnt. I have tried to check if she is practicing still, alive or ehat eith no success but the job dhe did on me came back to roost all of you. It took blood, sweat and tears snd hopefully now dhe deserved what she has gotten for alll she hurt eho are disabled. THOUGHTS SND PRAYERS TO YOU KERP TRYING AND DO NOT GIVE UP. lLinda AnnLowmsn won and rendeting decision in 2018.

KF, Disability Attorney
Judge: Eileen Burlison
9/14/2015 3:53:15 PM

The notion that an ALJ who tells a claimant: "I follow the law" and "the law says you have to be so severely disabled that you cannot do any work" is somehow "rude" or unfair is beyond absurd. She is simply doing her job in educating the claimant about the legal standard ALJs must apply under SSA's regulations. As for the gripe that she discounted medication side effects or diagnoses. Well, gee, MOST Americans have some kind of chronic medical conditions (back pain, obesity, diabetes, depression, to name a few common ones) and take some kind of medication, most of which, yes, have side effects. It's pretty common for people to blame the judge (or attorneys) when their case merits are weak or an unfavorable decision is rendered. Happens all the time. Yes, ALJ Burlison is a bit set in her ways and likes to conduct her hearings with formality, in an orderly fashion, but I've never seen her display annoyance unless the claimant or attorney cut her off midsentence or had an argumentative attitude. That really ticks her off and, in my opinion, rightfully so.

Judge: Eileen Burlison
8/12/2015 12:54:10 PM

I went before this judge, and I was very respectful. But it was clear that she already had her mind made up in my case. It was clear that she did not read my file, and had no idea why I was before her. When I made mention of facts in my case she rudely stated "I follow the law" and "the law says you have to be so severely disabled that you cannot do any work" never mind that my medications side effects, or the fact that I have several medical diagnoses to support my claim. She is not a proper judge, and those that feel that I have sour grapes, or that my case was weak, I invite you to look at my file. I judge by facts not by feelings, like a judge should.

Judge: Eileen Burlison
6/18/2015 1:46:05 PM

I recently appeared before this judge for the first time on behalf of 3 clients. I found her to be very professional, well organized, and thorough in her questions and demeanor. Yes, she is a senior citizen and a bit formal in her demeanor, but not at all condescending or rude. I never felt that she was anything other than cordial and super respectful toward me or my clients. She was completely fair, objective, and gave me/my clients ample time to speak and present the case in detail. She even rendered a favorable bench decision in one of the cases and joked with me and my client afterwards, off the record. I don't know why others' comments here are so critical. Many of them sound like just personal cheap shots (slamming her age) or sour grapes from those with weak cases. Or perhaps they were rude to her first, unduly argumentative, interrupted her, or lacked respect for her experience or office. That's certainly not unusual to see in this day and age.

Douglas Eskridge
Judge: William A Kurlander
10/20/2014 8:31:48 AM

On 9/11/2014 I was awarded disability after 2 years and three months I felt the Judge was very understanding in regard to my case he said he would send out a letter in four (4) weeks and asked something to the effect if this would be a burden I explained my out of pocket expenses for meds were over 1000.00 dollars per month so he said I would receive it in 2 weeks! It is now October 20, 2014 and still have not received anything I have called the hearing office to try and to get help with everyone telling me it could be three months what is wrong with the system when a Judges word is ignored? This is very painful!

Judge: Eileen Burlison
4/25/2014 11:32:19 AM

I found so many complaint against this judge that it is apparent that she is incapable of making sound decision. She disregards legitimate proof of disability from doctors and refuses to grant Veterans their rightfully earned SSDI. Shame on her!

Judge: Eileen Burlison
2/19/2014 6:32:03 AM

She certainly appeared old - I have no idea whether she is or not. She certainly understands how living in rural nevada can be cathartic - and sometimes better than professional counseling or psychotic drugs. I think she wants to gather all appropriate information and is not afraid to take the time to do so. again whether she is fair in her rulings is not something that I can evaluate - I liked the one she gave me.

Judge: Eileen Burlison
4/11/2013 12:23:18 PM

This judge is so old I question her ability to make sound decisions! She is very hard of hearing and I believe out of touch with people and their plights.Very Rude to people just the way she speaks to them like she is superior.

Judge: Eileen Burlison
3/23/2013 10:23:25 AM

She definitely thinks the world revolves around her just because she is a Judge. She announces that she sits on the bench and we should all bow down to her because that makes her extremely special and no one else in the world is as important as her.

Judge: Eileen Burlison
8/15/2012 10:32:26 AM

I agree with all afore mentioned opinions.What is this woman doing in such an important position?? My "unfavorable" decision was not only insulting, but accused me of being immoral and accused me of illegal dealings that were assumed and if she had asked me I could have explained to her satisfaction. I have worked since I was 15 and now because of a crippling disease at 45, I can no longer work. I am not a liar! Because of the decision this Judge, who is suppose to be fair and making decisions in our best interest, I am being evicted from my apartment and cannot feed my 8 year old son. I have nowhere to go. What do I do now?

Judge: Wynne O'Brien-Persons
6/27/2012 7:14:05 AM

When I went into my hearing with Judge Wynne O'brien Perdons I was happy to hear that I was going before a new judge. I have never in my life been before any type of judge or any law enforcement, so to hear she was new put me a little at ease, since this whole disability world is new to me. God knows, I would much rather be able to work then go through all of the chronic pain and suffering that I go through every single day and every night, as I am sure many other people out there who are truly disabled would agree. Looking back at the day of my hearing I was so nervous I couldn't think straight. For me; It was like going to a doctor and having so many questions for them, and wanting to tell them all of the things that I battled physically during the month, but my mind goes completly blank at that presice moment of course. When leaving my appointment all of the questions I wanted to ask comes back to me like a flood, and I would think to myself "I forgot to tell him/her this or that". Unfortuntely, my case was denied, I think because of my own testimony and other reasons. When my hearing was over and I walked out the door, all of things I wanted to tell her came back like a flood, and all I wanted to do was go back in there and cry out for mercy because the pain I am in all the time, and I know I cant work, but I didn't. After reading her desision all I did was cry for days. I felt her jugement of me was so unfair because things were taken out of content, and I truly have alot of pain, how can chronic pain even be measured? I have worked hard all of my life, until I finally had to admit to myself that I am disabled. This was a very hard thing for me to come to terms with. After reading some of the reviews regarding the other judges, I was glad that I went before Judge Wynne O'brien Persons. Best of luck to all of the people who are truly disabled, but were denied.

Judge: Eileen Burlison
6/18/2012 4:32:13 PM

Poor professional. Probably makes up her mind before the hearing, and then attempts to fit the hearing into what she has already decided. Has a history of hiding her unfavorable presumptions rather than to disclose them, so that the party cannot argue against them during the hearing.

Judge: Eileen Burlison
5/21/2012 12:08:58 PM

Mean, nasty, rude, unfair, i give her no rating of stars.

Judge: Eileen Burlison
5/20/2012 3:11:04 PM

I Want to truly believe that these Judges have our best interests in mind and want to see the honestly disabled to be taken care of in the proper manner and not be judged a liar because of those who take advantage of a system that is here to help us. My lawyer on the other hand, also has about as much medical background as the Judge. And, what a putz. Judge Burlison, please READ the records and if questions arise, you might find that the disabled party has studied all the records and would be happy to very quickly go over those records with you so that they make sense. Lawyers - You might want to spend more than 5 minutes with your client.

Judge: Eileen Burlison
5/18/2012 9:06:00 AM


Judge: Janice E Shave
3/9/2012 7:05:07 AM

Judge Shave seems very nice. I do not approve of comments that she made about my case. She got information about me that when she blerted out a question about something I said to a Disability Psych. that did a interview with me was way not correct. I feel that she should not attack someone in that way. What was said is Depervation of Character and was way out of line. I would like to see that report and set the Record Straight. She took 3 different accurances and 3 different people and combined it into one incident with 1 person. Which leads me to believe that she was either fed the wrong information by someone that was not listening completely or she intentional did it. I would like to think she would not do that. She stated that she was not medicaly qualified to look at pictures that go with the report made by a Qualifed Phyician and Surgion who took the pictures of my insides, So my question would be how can you be qualified to do a Medical judgment as to if a person is truly in pain or disabled. I feel that judges that sit on this panel should have a medical background in order to get the right decision. Other wise this is a true injustice to the persons she or any other judge that has the authority to make the decision as to how much pain or the nature of the persons true disability.