The Social Security Administration is reviewing the status of recipients whose cases were handled by Stanville attorney, Eric C. Conn, and a number of Social Security disability recipients in Eastern Kentucky and the surrounding area have been told that their checks are going to be cut off. The check cut-off is pending on further review of their cases.
The investigation is based on evidence handled by one of four physicians- Dr. Bradley Adkins, Dr. Srinivas Ammisetty, Dr. Frederic Huffnagle or Dr. David P. Herr. Letters have been sent out to those recipients affected and one of the letters states that the Office of the Inspector General has determined that fraud played a role in some of those cases. Along with that, it stated that medical evidence from those doctors and submitted by Conn or his associates must be disregarded.
Kent Wicker, Conn's attorney, said his client is innocent of allegations of wrongdoing and expects the suspensions to be a brief setback for clients. Wicker also went on to say that Conn's office has received phone calls from "several dozen" clients who received the letters and Conn is referring all of the clients to other attorneys to handle the redetermination process.