ALJ Error Disability.

Byline: Derek Hawkins

7th Circuit Court of Appeals

Case Name: Luke E. Hardy v. Nancy A. Berryhill

Case No.: 17-3264

Officials: BAUER, KANNE, and SCUDDER, Circuit Judges.

Focus: ALJ Error Disability

Luke Hardy challenges the denial of his application for Disability Insurance Benefits based on a degenerative back condition that required two surgeries. He challenges the administrative law judge's ("ALJ") residual functional capacity ("RFC") determination on grounds that the ALJ improperly discredited the opinion of his treating neurosurgeon. We agree that the ALJ failed to support her decision to discount the treating neurosurgeon's opinion, and we vacate the judgment and remand for further proceedings.

Vacated and Remanded

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