KATHLEEN A. MELEZ
ATTORNEY AT LAW
Below in blog format are Dr. Melez’s thoughts on medical legal issues that she has researched, analyzed, and summarized for the interested reader.
- THE SSA LISTINGSThe Listing of Impairments is an evidentiary compilation of signs and symptoms found at Appendix 1 of the Social Security disability regulations (20 C.F.R. Part 404, Subpart P, Appendix 1). This compilation is published in the “Blue Book”. The Blue Book, formally titled Disability Evaluation Under Social Security, lists impairments the Social Security Administration (SSA) considers severe …
- About VaccinesVaccines (July 23, 2021) Vaccinations are traditionally used to prevent the devastating effects of those infectious diseases that defeat the immune system, the natural protection against invading foreign pathogens. Vaccines mimick the infection in a controlled way, provoke a protective immune response against the natural infection. The first immunization was used against smallpox over 200 …