Gedatus v. Saul, No. 20-1753 (7th Cir. 2021)Annotate this Case
Gedatus, born in 1976, sought social security disability benefits, alleging many medical conditions, including lumbar degenerative disc disease, sciatica, leg pain, knee pain, wrist difficulties, tremors, and residual effects from a head hemorrhage. She graduated from high school. By 2003, she worked at a bar. Over the years, she underwent multiple surgeries and other treatments.
After a hearing, the Administrative Law Judge agreed with Gedatus about several issues, but concluded she could perform light work with some limits, so she was not disabled. No doctor opined she needed more limits than the ALJ determined. The district judge affirmed. The Seventh Circuit affirmed the denial as supported by substantial evidence, rejecting claims that errors permeated the ALJ’s symptom evaluation and that the ALJ erred by not setting forth an assessment of her limited sitting tolerance or tremors.