Category Archives: BvA Decisions

LZ CORK–UNDERSTANDING §3.156(c)

I just received a grant of some claims and a 96-page SOC that dang near has everything from 38 CFR Part 3 in it verbatim. The postman delivered it on a 40-foot flatbed with a forklift. Naw, just kidding. It … Continue reading

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“Bombs in your Back Yard” series by ProPublica

Frank has forwarded information to us about ProPublica’s series, “Bombs in Our Backyards.” (LINK)  This work sheds light on the dangerous environmental practices the DOD has been dealing with.   On May 7, 2018, ProPublica’s Abrahm Lustgarten writes: Get an Inside Look at … Continue reading

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Camp Lejeune–private doctors are unaware

My old Marine got the poison-toxins double-whammy during his military  service–Agent Orange and at Camp Lejeune . We know AO has caused damage;  CL has been on our radar due to posts on Asknod, various news reports and the registry. … Continue reading

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BVA–METAVIR SCALE PREVAILS

https://www.va.gov/vetapp18/files1/1806343.txt More importantly, in a June 2017 opinion, Dr. PC considered illicit drug use and found that given the Veteran’s illness presentation, he likely contracted hepatitis at the time of service. Dr. PC explained that most patients with hepatitis C … Continue reading

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Great veteran lawyers at work

Some very good news. From Stars and Stripes– and the ever-watchful Tom Philpott, Vet lawyers got desired ‘undiagnosed pain’ case to win on appeal (LINK). The truth and fairness lawyers:  Atty. Mel Botswick, partner at the law firm Orrick, Herrington and … Continue reading

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BVA-TWO AMERICAN KIDS GROWING UP IN THE HEARTLAND

Rarely am I given the exalted job of helping a widow on such short notice. In the instant case, Jack  and Diane turned out to be Larry and Shirley. They began visiting asknod in search of that which can be … Continue reading

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BVA–RAPID TURNOVER OF STAFF ATTORNEYS BODES ILL FOR VETS

My good friend Vicki sent me a link the other day that really rolled my socks down. I was mortified to think how this impacts the backlog at the BVA for docketing our appeals. Mind you, I take some of … Continue reading

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