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How to use COVID-19 to win additional Social Security Benefits for our clients

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Richard Neuworth
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Tags: Fall 2020


COVID-19 does not affect only people who currently have the virus, but also those at high risk for developing Covid, or whose underlying mental or physical conditions may be aggravated by it. Is it safe for someone who is at high risk to work outside of the home? What jobs allow for social distancing? Advocates should also consider what side effects of Covid-19 are likely to last for more than 12 months and how to use that to turn a marginal case into a winner.




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Richard Neuworth - has been handling personal injury and employment and employee benefit litigation for 35 years. He has extensive experience in employee benefit, discrimination, harassment, personal injury, workers compensation and Social Security disability cases, successfully representing individuals and groups of employees in significant employment disputes.

An “AV Preeminent-Rated” attorney, he is listed in “Best Lawyers in America” in Labor and Employment Law in 2010. He is listed in “Super Lawyers,” as well, in Employee Benefits.

A graduate of the George Washington University and the University of Baltimore Law School, Richard is general counsel to employee organizations and associations.

He is a member of the American Bar Association – Labor and Employment Section, Maryland State Bar Association Labor and Employment Section – Section Council since 2006, Maryland State Bar Association – Elder Law Council in 2010, Maryland Association of Justice, Baltimore City Bar Association and National Employment Lawyers Association. He has been the editor in chief of the “Trial Reporter” of the Maryland Association for Justice since 2006.

Richard has presented on the subject of the Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993 and Americans for Disabilities Act of 1990 to the Maryland State Bar Association Convention in June 2006 and June 2010. He moderated a program on the new Maryland False Claims Act and federal False Claims Act in June 2015. He presented on both the Maryland False Claims Act and federal False Claims Act in April 2015 for Employment Law Institute.

Richard has lectured on disability benefits and employment issues to diverse groups such as the National MS Society, Alzheimer’s Association, Leukemia and Lymphoma Society and Lupus Foundation. He has also lectured on the subject of Social Security disability and Maryland Workers Compensation law to those groups, the National Business Institute and the Maryland State Bar Association in September 2010.

He has been an adjunct lecturer on both employment law and Social Security disability as part of the Elder Law course at the University of Maryland Law School from 2005 to the present.

Richard’s publications include course materials sponsored by the Maryland Institute of Continuing Professional Legal Education for Lawyers (MICPEL) on the subjects of Employment Law and Social Security Disability. His materials on ERISA and Medicare liens were also part of programs sponsored by the Maryland Association of Justice.

He has published articles in the Maryland State Bar Association, “Trial Magazine” and the “Trial Reporter’ of the Maryland Association of Justice on topics that include the Medicare Secondary Payer Act and the Private Cause of Action, Employee Termination under the False Claims Act, ERISA Liens and Personal Injury Actions, Medicare, Medicare Secondary Payer Act and Private Cause of Actions, Sexual Harassment, ERISA and Personal Injury Actions.

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