Category Archives: Jetgun BvA Decisions

BVA–“CLEAN” JETGUN DECISIONS

  From the Hallowed Entry Point into Heaven at the VA’s St. Petersburg Gate…   Much has been recently discussed about how many jetgun Hepatitis C claims have been won at the BVA where we can see a win-be it on … Continue reading

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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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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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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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