Farrell v. Astrue

Federal 7th Circuit Court
Civil Court
Social Security
Case Number: 
No. 11-3589
Decision Date: 
August 28, 2012
Federal District: 
N.D. Ind., Hammond Div.
Reversed and remanded
Record failed to support ALJ's denial of claimant's application for Social Security disability benefits based on her anxiety, depression, fibromyalgia and carpel tunnel syndrome conditions. Claimant presented new evidence supporting her claim that she had legitimate fibromyalgia condition, and Social Security Administration Appeals Council erred in ignoring said evidence when rejecting claimant's appeal. Moreover, new hearing was required since ALJ failed to analyze medical evidence from treating doctor that supported claimant's disability claim and failed to consider evidence indicating that claimant could function only inconsistently in normal work environment.