The Vet went into this one with eyes wide shut. Any attack on VA via an §1151 is going to be right up there with CUE. VA will have lawyers tripping over each other trying to blow this out of the water. Regardless of how guilty they are, they’ll never admit to anything. Look at me.

The smart money says a NVLSP law dog can sniff something out to get a JMR on. Whether he/she can pull it out depends on some serious legal and medical work. One thing is for sure. Any Vet attempting this on his own pro se is doomed.



Just as there was a slow uptick in HCV claims since their documentation via BVA decisions, so too is there a growing body of claims for all the horrendous side effects of Interferon. Blindness, Cryoglobulinemia, pruritis, DM 2 and the list goes on. Doctors were well aware of this since 1988 but their insatiable quest for a cure has taken a toll on the participants who were led to the slaughter.

No wonder there’s no funds for Vets’ compensation. Look at these buildings they erect to serve us in. I say sell them all and lease something more modest and unassuming. This makes VA look like they came into new money (they did) at our expense (exactly). Call it the Orlando Syndrome.

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  1. Calvin Winchell says:

    Sure is compelling evidence on interferon and ribovirin that surely points to many long term illnesses and problems… seems a very compelling argument for the right law dog?

  2. peter says:

    The Seattle VA hospital has the enduring feel of a 1950ies Bus depot….peter

  3. RobertG says:

    Ah yes the horrendous side effects of interferon! I know my cancer/tumors/cysts are related to this poison. Mental/personality/impotence issues and skin problems dimming sight to name a few. I have repeatedly told all my doctors about these issues. No acknowledgement just more meds or +/- the ones I already take. Going to war with the vA over these side effects must continue. I will not give up but my body might not agree. This vet had much in common with my current conditions…

  4. randy says:

    I touched on this earlier last year over the, I believe this number is correct, $78 million spent on a new hospital in Denver. It is called a campus. Why does this excess continue? Eye candy is all it is. The same people working at the same jobs with basically all new equipment just a different address. While I applaud the treatment received I feel the money should have AND could have been better spent.

    • Kiedove says:

      No one needs palaces for medical treatment. In the private sector, you’ve got hospitals competing with each other with fancy digs which drive up costs.

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