Veterans Law Judge Anthony C. Sciré acknowledges the HCVets.com site and the misuse of jetguns in this latest BVA decision. We have finally arrived, folks. Here is the definitive jetgun win and a tool to use in the construction of an appeal exactly like it. A most excellent Christmas present.
DAV was the VSO representative, but this has all the hallmarks of a Veteran who finally figured it out and ghosted it on his own. No one at DAV would have the intelligence to recommend an IMO from a private doctor.
The decision also noted that in January 1998, the Department of Defense Epidemiology Board strongly recommended that multi-use jet gun injectors not be used because of the risk of transmission of blood borne diseases. In addition, the Veteran submitted an article from http://www.hcvets.com, that indicates that veterans are five times more likely to be infected with hepatitis C than the general population. He also submitted photographs showing how these multi-use air guns were used during basic training in the 1970s.
Cool beans, folks. We’ve been angling towards this since we all discovered we were dying from it and we weren’t drug addicts.