On August 13, 2014, we used the following reports to decide that you were disabled:
General Hospital, report of admission of 01/03/13 - 02/06/13
T. Weston, M.D., report of 01/28/13
L. Lehman, M.D., report of 02/28/13
The information showed that your left leg was amputated above the knee as a result
of a motorcycle accident. You had continued problems with the stump and because of
pain and tenderness; you could not use a prosthetic leg. You also had a right shoulder
dislocation. Your case is being reviewed now because your impairment was expected
We used the following reports to decide if you continue to be disabled under our rules:
T. Weston, M.D., report dated 09/19/13
L. Lehman, M.D., report dated 09/21/13
G. Robertson, M.D., report dated 10/01/13
You said that you have not worked since the accident. You are still disabled because
of the left leg amputation and difficulty walking with an artificial leg.
(Insert decision paragraph.)
Current reports show that you had several operations to relieve the problems with
your amputated leg. As a result, x-rays now show no complications and you can wear
an artificial leg with little discomfort. Also, you are having no problems with your
right shoulder and you have full movement of it with no pain. Your condition improved
medically and your ability to do work-related activities increased.
Information shows you received counseling at the Department of Vocational Rehabilitation
and received an associate degree in computer science.
Although your leg impairment keeps you from doing your past job, it does not keep
you from doing other jobs that require less physical effort. The vocational therapy
you received made you more able to do other work. Based on your age (30), your education
(16 years), and your past work experience, you can do other work. Therefore, you are
no longer disabled as of (cessation month/year).