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Wednesday, 30 October 2013 18:00

Decision of ALJ Reversed Over Obesity Issue

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In the case Williams v Astrue the Northern District of Indiana reversed the administrative law judges hearing where the plaintiff had morbid obesity as a severe impairment and the district court considered the other impairments that the claimant had.  The claimant also suffered from a combination of bilateral knee impairments.  The court essentially said you have to take a combination of impairments as a whole in order to assess disability determination.

 

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