In Rejecting Opinion of Treating Doctor, ALJ Must Say Why

, Delaware Law Weekly

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If an administrative law judge fails to give the treating physician's opinion controlling weight in a disability hearing, they must explain why the analysis was rejected, the U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware has ruled. The federal court's decision remanded a military veteran's denied disability claim back to the administrative law judge, or ALJ, to explain how much deference the treating physician's opinion should have received.

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