Category Archives: BvA HCV decisions

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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BVA–KEEP YOUR EYE ON THE BALL

As in baseball, adjudicating claims at the VA or the BVA requires constant attention and a myopic focus. Far too often, Veterans Advocates find themselves fighting a battle for (or against) an extraneous subject far from what was claimed. Here, Attorney Barbara … Continue reading

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BVA–EVERYONE’S GONE TO THE MOON

Here are a pair of cases recently decided that show a marked detour from the days of old. In 1997, or perhaps even 2010, these two BVA decisions would have gone against the Veterans involved. It proves that either the … Continue reading

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BVA–ACUTE VERSUS CHRONIC HEPATITIS C

The lengths the VA will go to in order to deny a claim are impressive. Sometimes they resort to inundating you in extraneous facts that have absolutely no bearing on the decision. The further afield you go in an effort … Continue reading

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CAVC–COLLAZO V McDONALD–COULD’VE, WOULD’VE, SHOULD’VE

Those very same three horses ran in the fourth, fifth and sixth races of innumerable visits to the track until I met Cupcake. She feels  the heat in her fingers and can feel the winner on the program. But that’s … Continue reading

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BVA–LONG COOL WOMAN IN A BLACK DRESS

What could be better than a long cool Veterans Law Judge in a black robe than a red hot Vet’s law dog  on your team named Jeany Mark Esquire. Ms. Mark is one half of the tag team of Lieberman … Continue reading

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