Davis v. Social Security Administration
ORDER approving and adopting the 15 findings and recommendation in their entirety as this Court's findings in all respects and reversing and remanding the decision of the Administrative Law Judge. The remand in this case is a "sentence four" remand as that phrase is defined in 42 U.S.C. 405(g) and Melkonyan v. Sullivan, 501 U.S. 89 (1991). Judgment will be entered for plaintiff Sharon R. Davis. Signed by Judge Susan Webber Wright on 3/14/2017. (mef)
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
EASTERN DISTRICT OF ARKANSAS
SHARON R. DAVIS
NO. 4:16-cv-00073 SWW
NANCY A. BERRYHILL, Acting Commissioner
of the Social Security Administration
The Court has received findings and a recommendation from Magistrate Judge
Patricia S. Harris. No objections have been filed. After a careful, de novo review of the
record, the Court concludes that the findings and recommendation should be, and hereby
are, approved and adopted in their entirety as this Court’s findings in all respects.
Substantial evidence on the record as a whole does not support the decision of the
Administrative Law Judge (“ALJ”), and the decision is reversed and remanded. Upon
remand, the ALJ shall re-contact the treating physicians and/or order a consultative
examination as necessary to develop the record. The ALJ shall also re-evaluate the
treating and examining physician opinions with a full explanation of the weight given to
the opinions.1 The remand in this case is a “sentence four” remand as that phrase is
defined in 42 U.S.C. 405(g) and Melkonyan v. Sullivan, 501 U.S. 89 (1991). Judgment will
be entered for plaintiff Sharon R. Davis.
IT IS SO ORDERED this 14th day of March, 2017.
/s/Susan Webber Wright
UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE
Plaintiff alleges that no consideration was given to the impact her obesity has on her other
impairments. Upon remand, the ALJ should more fully consider plaintiff’s obesity.
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