Re: hypthetical questions asked to juge. Any answers would be greatly appreciated!
It depends on what they hypothetical questions were.
If the judge said "Hypothetically speaking do you see an employer accommodating Carol's limitations in these jobs you mentioned?" and the vocational expert said "No". Then ideally the judge would take that into consideration in your favor as he'd just asked "is this truly a viable option".
The vocational expert has to look at your education and experience and if he/she finds jobs that would meet your skills and experience and condition, then he/she must denote them in the findings. Then the judge has to determine if it makes sense, ask questions, etc.
I assume your attorney was allowed to ask questions and/or object? If he/she chose not to do so then he/she had decided that what had been discussed was likely in your favor.
Rt thumb fusion '13. R&L thumb arthroplasty '12 ; RT TKR & Bilat CTS' 11. Fusions: L5-S1('87), L4-S1('93), C5-C7('06), L3-S1('10), C4-C5('13). C5-C7 foraminotomy '08
Last edited by SpineAZ; 03-24-2010 at 08:48 PM.