Highland Social Security Disability Lawyer wins in US Court of Appeals

Written by John Horn. Posted in Cases Won, Social Security Disability

Highland Social Security Disability Lawyer John E. Horn of the law firm of Horn & Kelley, P.C., won in the United States Court of Appeals a new hearing for a client who claim for social security disability benefits was denied.   The case was Murphy v. Colvin, 13-3154, Seventh Cir., July 22, 2014.  The claimant was denied social security disability benefits throughout the entire administrative process and also by the United States District Court.  The district court ruled for the Commissioner in 12 C 3879.  Plaintiff appealed.  The Seventh Circuit reversed July 22, 2014.

The Seventh Circuit held that Social Security did not adequately explain her credibility determination and it was not supported by substantial evidence in the record.  Social Security drew adverse inferences from facts without having the claimant explain them (claimant’s cessation of physical therapy and a vacation she took).  Murphy v. Colvin, Slip opinion at 7-9.

The Seventh Circuit held that Social Security’s RFC determination was not supported by substantial evidence.  No medical evidence in the record contradicted the claimant’s testimony that she could not perform light work.  Murphy, Slip Opinion at 10-14.

The Seventh Circuit finally held that Social Security improperly relied on the grids to deny the claim because there were non-exertional impairments and Social Security did not include in its hypotheticals to the Vocational Expert the limitations it found in denying the claim.  Murphy, slip opinion at 14-17.

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Highland Social Security Disability Lawyer Horn said, “It’s unfortunate that decision makers at lower levels did not understand how serious my client’s impairments are.  I’m relieved I was able to win a new hearing for my client.”  Horn is an attorney who represents people on disability claims at every level in Chicagoland, Northwest Indiana, and nationwide.  Horn & Kelley has offices in Chicago, Tinley Park, and Lagrange, Illinois, as well as Highland, Indiana.  They have represented clients in Alabama, Arizona, California, Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Tennessee, Texas, and Wisconsin.  If you want a free evaluation of your social security disability claim by a Highland Social Security Disability Lawyer, call Horn & Kelley at 888-921-5297.

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Highland Social Security Disability Lawyer John E. Horn & H. Elizabeth Kelley

When you hire a Highland Social Security Disability Lawyer, make sure you hire a fighter, a lawyer who can take your case to the United States District Court or United States Court of Appeals if necessary.  You have a fifty percent better chance of winning with a fighter who can take your case to the United States District Court, the United States Court of Appeals or even the United States Supreme Court.  Visit our website at johnehornattorney.com.  Follow us on Twitter @HornKelleyLaw

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