Thomas v. Colvin

Federal 7th Circuit Court
Civil Court
Social Security
Case Number: 
No. 13-2602
Decision Date: 
March 11, 2014
Federal District: 
N.D. Ill., E. Div.
Reversed and remanded
Record failed to support ALJ’s denial of claimant’s application for Social Security disability benefits, where said application alleged inability to work on account of claimant’s sciatica, angina, degenerative disc disorder, fibromyalgia and diabetes. While ALJ found that claimant retained ability to perform light work in spite of her impairments, ALJ ignored medical evidence that supported claimant’s complaints of severe pain. Moreover, ALJ failed to consider combined effects of claimant’s ailments and made factual error regarding claimant’s use of her thumb.