Written by John Horn. Posted in Blogs

Horn & Kelley, P.C., Attorneys at Law, national leaders in social security disability and benefits law, won a district court remand Oct. 10, 2013, for a claimant with depression, foot problems, diabetes, fatigue, and insomnia, in Echols v. Colvin, 12 C 9797.  The Administrative Law Judge (“ALJ”) ignored the opinion of the treating physician that claimant was disabled, submitted by fax after the hearing but before the decision.  The District Court rejected as meaningless the Commissioner’s argument that the ALJ did not have to consider the opinion because he omitted it from the list of exhibits, and the District Court rejected as impossible the Commissioner’s argument that claimant mistakenly submitted the opinion by fax to a number that was in fact not a fax number.  The matter was remanded because of the ALJ’s failure to consider relevant evidence in the record.  Call Horn & Kelley at 888-921-5297 for a free evaluation of your claim.  Horn & Kelley represent individuals at all levels of their social security disability claims.

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