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Oklahoma District Court Reverses ALJ

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Oklahoma District Court Reverses ALJ

September 16, 2016.  The claimant in this case was a child with ADHD.  The ALJ denied benefits, citing a lack of evidence concerning cognitive deficits.  We successfully argued that the evidence did exist, in particular, with opinions and statements from her school officials and psychologists, who provided proof that the claimant had “marked limitations” in several cognitive functioning domains. The district court held that this evidence outweighed the opinions of State Agency physicians who reviewed the claimant’s medical record, but did not examine the claimant, and that the ALJ’s decision was not based on substantial evidence.

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