Sleep Disorder & Chronic Fatigue – 49 Year-Old Female

by | Apr 27, 2023 | SSA Case Study Examples of Hearings and Outcomes

49-Year-Old Female from Verbena, Alabama who has been out of work since 2013 due to a diagnosis of: fibromyalgia, narcolepsy, migraine headaches, plantar fasciitis, and chronic fatigue syndrome.

Doctor. Disability.

The Gonzalez & Goetz attorneys argued that because of her sleep disorder and her chronic fatigue, she would be off task throughout a workday which will impact her ability to maintain successful work.

In addition, the claimant testified that she does not drive anymore unless someone else is with her in the car because there were instances where she would fall asleep at the wheel and end up completely resulting in her getting out of her lane.

The claimant testified that although she sleeps 8 hours nightly, she is always in a state of fatigue.

The claimant’s Past Relevant Work was described as a photographer (described in the Dictionary of Occupational Titles as DOT 143.457-010 (L, SVP 3).

Based on the numerous medical records presented to the Administrative Law Judge there was substantial medical evidence supporting the claimant’s allegation of extreme fatigue which would prevent her from performing any substantial gainful work activity.

The claimant won her case back to 2013!