Byline: Derek Hawkins
7th Circuit Court of Appeals
Case Name: Shannon E. McHenry v. Nancy A. Berryhill
Case No.: 18-1691
Officials: BAUER, KANNE, and ST. EVE, Circuit Judges.
Focus: ALJ Error Disability Benefits
Shannon E. McHenry, a 49-year-old former hair stylist who suffers from a host of medical problems (both physical and mental), challenged the denial of her application for Social Security disability benefits. An Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) denied her application for disability insurance benefits after finding that, although she suffers from degenerative disc disease and fibromyalgia, she lacked sufficient medical evidence that the conditions were disabling, and that she was not credible about her limitations. The district court upheld the ALJ's decision. McHenry now appeals, contending that the ALJ erred by failing to have a medical expert review a consequential MRI report, by not accounting for McHenry's mental or social limitations in...