Pamela Hembd, Plaintiff-appellant, v. Donna Shalala, Secretary of Health and Human Services,defendant-appellee, 39 F.3d 1187 (9th Cir. 1994)

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US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit - 39 F.3d 1187 (9th Cir. 1994)

Submitted Nov. 3, 1994. *Decided Nov. 8, 1994

Before: WIGGINS, KOZINSKI and THOMPSON, Circuit Judges.


The Secretary's finding that Hembd was not under a disability, as defined by 42 U.S.C. § 423(d) (1) (A), prior to June 30, 1979, is supported by substantial evidence in the record. See AR 19-23; Morgan v. Sullivan, 945 F.2d 1079, 1080-81 (9th Cir. 1991) (per curiam). The medical evidence does not support the conclusion that Hembd suffered from chronic fatigue syndrome in 1978, see AR 194-228, 332, 335, 359, and the Secretary was entitled to discredit Hembd's subjective allegations of pain, as the medical evidence does not establish an impairment reasonably likely to be the cause of that pain. Drouin v. Sullivan, 966 F.2d 1255, 1258 (9th Cir. 1992).



The panel unanimously finds this case suitable for decision without oral argument. Fed. R. App. P. 34(a); 9th Cir.R. 34-4


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