Category Archives: CAvC HCV Ruling

VA rats fighting emergency care CAVC ruling: Richard W. Staab v. Robert A. McDonald

The financial shocks that VHA-enrolled veterans face when they find out that none of their emergency care claims will be covered, if they have Medicare or private insurance, is of no ethical concern to the VA.  The National Veterans Legal Services … Continue reading

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CAVC-BELL V. McDONALD–SPECULATIVE VERSUS NEGATIVE NEXUS

Once again, Veterans Law Judge Ursula R. Powell and her staff attorney(s) have struck out on Hepatitis C. Why is it so difficult to arrive at a nexus/IMO in this subject? With the wealth of knowledge we have accumulated over … Continue reading

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CAVC–WILSON v McDONALD-CHANGING WATER TO WINE

As I pointed out several days ago, Mr. Billy E. Wilson’s travails at the BVA were nothing more than standard VA protocol. Distracting your “mark” by dragging in extraneous arguments and then not even addressing them is par for the … Continue reading

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CAVC– DWYER V. SHINSEKI–DEAD SKUNK IN THE MIDDLE OF THE ROAD

Here’s a wonderful single judge decision on Hepatitis C/HCC (hepatocellular carcinoma) jurisprudence. Ms. Dwyer should never have been subjected to this effrontery. The BVA weenies sent this thing out to get a clarification on “at least as likely as not” … Continue reading

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CAVC–BIRTH OF A WRIT-ACT III SCENE 9-WELCOME TO THE HOTEL CALIFORNIA (AGAIN).

As some pointed out, going down for double can be a dicey enterprise. Splitting up the cards into two bets isn’t the best way to do it either.  It also appears this is Judge Davis’ way of saying get lost. … Continue reading

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CAVC–BIRTH OF A WRIT- ACT III SCENE 8-DOWN FOR DOUBLE

A short while ago in VA time, when I won my claim in June 2008, I noticed they (VA) forgot to go back to 1994. That wasn’t a deal breaker. I knew they weren’t going to pony up without a good … Continue reading

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CAVC–BIRTH OF A WRIT-ACT III SCENE 7–I’LL SEE YOUR ‘ME WORRY’ AND RAISE YOU 10

In a poker game, you don’t want to scare them off with a superior hand, but rather inveigle them to see you and raise yet again. We’re playing VA poker here so I want to convey the futility of further … Continue reading

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