Emily Hampton is a 55-year-old female. She was diagnosed with end stage liver failure with hepatitis and cirrhosis. She has leg and foot pain, along with peripheral neuropathy and often cannot ambulate. In addition to all of this she suffers from mental disabilities.
In September 2010, an EMG of her right upper and bilateral lower extremities found marked severity sensory motor polyneuropathy and confined to lower extremities. Another EMG in November 2013 was found mildly abnormal. When she was furthered studied it showed slowing of the peroneal velocities below the knee.
Emily graduated high school and had successfully worked as a meeting planner from January 1985 to July 2010. She then filed an application with the Social Security Administration (SSA) to obtain disability benefits after she was unable to work anymore. Her initial application was denied as well as her request for reconsideration. The SSA ruled that while Ms. Hampton does have impediments that cause some restrictions she is still able to perform work. Ms. Hampton filed a request for a hearing before the Administrative Law Judge on her own behalf. She then retained the Law Office of Neil H. Good to represent her before the SSA.
Attorney Good outlined to the ALJ all of her complications previously mentioned. He explained that Ms. Hampton cannot walk for any distance, sit or stand for any period of time, and she has significant balance deficits. Additionally, she has gone through extensive rehabilitation. In spite of these extensive treatments, she still is unable to stand or lift. Attorney Neil H. Good relayed to the ALJ that Ms. Hampton suffers from a high white cell count with Leukocytosis and low red cells, Hemoglobins and Hematocrits.
As a result she required transfusions. In addition to all of this she has long standing weight loss and weakness from her chronic conditions. This causes marked restriction of activities required to live. These disabilities not only made work unrealistic for Ms. Hampton, they made basic life functions such as cooking, cleaning, laundry, and grocery shopping impractical.
The Social Security Administration awarded Emily Hampton Social Security benefits. They ruled that she was unable to perform her past relevant work. A combination of her disabilities impeded her ability to do all work.
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