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ALJ Erred in Discounting Pain, Doctor Opinion (access required)

In rejecting a social security disability application filed by a 38-year-old woman who suffered from multiple medically determinable impairments, the ALJ applied an improper legal standard to discredit claimant’s evidence of pain intensity and the opinions of her treating physicians, in addition to failing to adequately explain the reasons for disregarding her extensive treatment history; ...