John E. Horn of Horn & Kelley, PC, Attorneys at Law, a Lagrange Social Security Disability lawyer, on May 24, 2014, won social security disability benefits back to 2010 for a client who suffered from bipolar disorder and obesity. Social Security Disability Listing 12.04 was met. The treating physician was of the opinion that claimant was bipolar with psychotic features and paranoid delusions. The treating physician’s progress notes confirmed her opinion. The treating physician had a long-standing relationship with claimant. The medical expert at the hearing opined that claimant had improved since hospitalization but only because there were no demands or stressors. Otherwise, the medical expert believed that claimant had marked limitations in social functioning and in concentration, persistence and pace.
The claimant was denied social security disability benefits throughout the entire administrative process. Horn said, “It’s unfortunate that decision makers at lower levels did not understand how serious my client’s impairments are. They were so severe they met a social security listing. You win automatically at step 3 of the five-step disability analysis if your impairments meets or equals a listing. I’m relieved I was able to win benefits back to June 27, 2012, 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. Horn & Kelley represent claimants at all levels, from the initial application to the United States Supreme Court.
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