Paul B. Hehir, Plaintiff-appellant, v. Louis W. Sullivan, M.d., Secretary of Health & Humanservices, Defendant-appellee, 967 F.2d 586 (9th Cir. 1992)Annotate this Case
Submitted June 5, 1992*Decided June 9, 1992
Before FARRIS, WILLIAM A. NORRIS and KOZINSKI, Circuit Judges.
It is undisputed that Hehir had objective medical evidence supporting some level of pain. The ALJ nevertheless found him not disabled, disregarding Hehir's subjective pain testimony because it was not fully corroborated by objective medical evidence. The district court affirmed, relying on Bates v. Sullivan, 894 F.2d 1059 (9th Cir. 1990), Bunnell v. Sullivan, 912 F.2d 1149 (9th Cir. 1990), and Rice v. Sullivan, 912 F.2d 1076 (9th Cir. 1990). We have since overruled those cases. Bunnell v. Sullivan, 947 F.2d 341 (9th Cir. 1991) (en banc). We therefore remand to the Secretary for consideration of Hehir's disability claim under the proper legal standard.
REVERSED AND REMANDED.