My Disability Benefits Were Denied: Could It Be a Mistake?

If your application for disability benefits was denied, there’s a good chance you might still be entitled to benefits. Contract doctors are paid a flat rate for reviewing disability applications, which means the faster they work the more money in their pockets. This incentivizes physicians to work as quickly as possible to review applications. 
Last year, one Tennessee doctor reviewed an average of one case every 12 minutes and earned over $400,000 solely from reviewing, and primarily denying, disability applications. If you were denied benefits, there’s a good chance that the physician who looked at your application made a mistake.
Currently, more than one million Americans who have been denied disability benefits are waiting for an appeals hearing. A wrongful denial for a Medicaid applicant typically results in either spiraling medical expenses if you continue to get treatment or a lack of medical care if you choose to avoid the healthcare system altogether.

Tennessee has one of the highest denial rates for disability applicants in the nation. With the pressure on doctors to review applications as quickly as possible, mistakes are bound to happen. 

What Should I Do Next?

While the system can seem overwhelming and unfair, the good news is that an experienced attorney can help you get the benefits you are owed. Put our experience to work for you. Let us help you get the benefits you’re entitled to. 

If you or a loved one has been denied disability benefits, contact The Lawyers of Brown & Roberto today by calling 865-691-2777 or visit our website at

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