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Former teacher with back, neck and shoulder injuries.

Claimant alleged disability beginning in January of 2010 due to serious pain symptoms in her back, neck and right shoulder. In May of 2009, the claimant suffered a serious car accident where she was injured. Although she continued to work after the accident, her injuries eventually forced her to stop by January of 2010. Claimant worked as a 2nd grade school teacher for the last 22 years. As a result of her back and neck injuries, claimant received treatment from an orthopedist, pain management physician and physical therapist. She received epidural steroid injections, physical therapy and monthly evaluations from her doctors.

AGE:  47

PAST WORK:  2nd grade teacher

INJURIES:  herniated discs in back and neck, right shoulder rotator cuff tear, right shoulder surgery

INITIAL DECISION: DENIED

HEARING LEVEL RESULT: FULLY FAVORABLE decision dating back to claimant’s alleged onset date.

DISCLAIMER: The results are specific to the facts and legal circumstances of each of the clients’ cases and should not be used to form an expectation that the same results could be obtained for other clients in similar matters without reference to the specific factual and legal circumstances of each client’s case.

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