Category Archives: BvA HCV decisions

HCVETS.COM-WELL, WE’RE MOVIN’ ON UP.

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 … Continue reading

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BVA–JETGUN WIN BUT IT TOOK TEN YEARS AND A GOOD VA LAW DOG

You read about the VA hamster wheel. Perhaps  you’ve taken a few rides yourself in the claims game. BVA remands, as I’ve pointed out in the past, are time alligators. My pet advocacy game with these jetgun claims is simple. … Continue reading

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My very own Vietnam-era syringes

Inspired by Silvia’s HCV-transmissionable medical devices online shopping trips, I purchased two vintage syringes (with no needles) and they arrived today.  Below are the eBay images and my two. No CDC “one and only one” injection practices in those days. … Continue reading

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BVA–I NEVER PROMISED YOU A ROSE GARDEN

Having sat, chatted and engaged in a colloquy with Veterans Law Judge Vito Clementi for an hour one day in 2015, I know how hard it must have been to bite his tongue and write the denial below. Of all … Continue reading

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BVA-BLOODY JETGUNS– THE YIN/YANG OF EVIDENCE/CREDIBILITY

In the madcap world of VA claims, character assault is a common technique employed by our adversaries in the 56 Fort Fumbles across the fruited plains and oceans. In VAland, when you say something different in 2016 than what you … Continue reading

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BVA–JETGUNS OR NOSE CANDY?

We often go down this drug road trying to prove our HCV was caused by the jetguns. VA is often just as adamant that it is drug-related. The decision here at least puts both risk factors on an equal footing … Continue reading

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BVA–WHERE’S MY §3.103(C)(2) PROTECTION?

At the NOVA Spring conference this March in Las Vegas, I  attended a class on 38 CFR 3.103(c)’s protections afforded us but never offered. To wit, the conference that is permitted to inform us of what we are lacking or … Continue reading

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