The second batch of 2014 decisions were put up today and the increase of cases being won via jetguns is finally getting some traction. Here’s the very first one I looked at and the turn around in VHA “expert” opinions shows 30 pieces of silver aren’t enough to hush their mouths.
With regard to receiving injections from air gun jet injectors, the expert found that such exposure is as least as likely as not to have led to the Veteran’s current hepatitis C exposure. In support, the expert provided that currently, multi-use jet gun injections and injectors are no longer medically recommended due to the risk of transmission of blood-borne diseases. Further, because there is a lack of showing of any other possible means of transmission through other identifiable risk factors, to include sexual transmission, as there is no medical evidence establishing any such risk factors, the only plausible means that remains at least as likely as not is the air gun injectors.
Finally, after 22 years, they are willing to admit (and grant service connection) that there is a link between the jetguns and the bug. I’m sure Gary Lupole is smiling down from somewhere above and saying “No duh.”
Gentlemen, start your keyboards.