Sciatica, angina, degenerative disc disease, fibromyalgia, diabetes, social security disability

Written by John Horn. Posted in Social Security Disability

Horn & Kelley, national leaders in social security disability law, won on March 11 in the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit a new hearing on the issue of whether their client’s sciatica, angina, degenerative disc disease, fibromyalgia, and diabetes, entitled her to social security disability.  Thomas v. Colvin, 13-2602 (7th Cir., March 11, 2014).

As to credibility, minimal treatment for pain did not justify discrediting claimant’s testimony.  [Slip Op. at 5]  The ALJ ignored evidence contrary to her unfavorable finding, mischaracterized favorable evidence as unfavorable, and improperly discredited claimant for want of medical necessity.  [Slip. Op. at 6]

Regarding RFC, the failure to consider claimant’s impairments in combination, particularly those ruled non-severe, along with a factual error about claimant’s impaired thumb, left gaps in the accurate and logical bridge an ALJ must build between the evidence and her conclusion.

Call Horn & Kelley, PC, Attorneys at Law, for a free evaluation of your social security disability claim at 888-921-5297.

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