Category Archives: Lawyering Up

VA kidney doc refers to shocking chronic kidney disease (CKD) VISN 2 study (New York region)

  Sometimes VA emails contain information and news about their research that is valuable for us to read.  For example, 34.3-47.3% of veterans in VISN 2 network have chronic kidney disease (CKD).  The ROs are located in Buffalo and New York City … Continue reading

Posted in All about Veterans, BvA Decisions, Camp Lejeune poisoning, CUE, Food for thought, Future Veterans, General Messages, Guest authors, Lawyering Up, Medical News, non-va care, Remanded claims, research, Uncategorized, VA Health Care, vA news, VA statistics, VSOs | Tagged , , | 11 Comments

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

Posted in 3.156(c), Agent Orange, All about Veterans, BvA Decisions, C&P exams, CAVC Knowledge, Informal Claims, KP Veterans, Lawyering Up, Nexus Information, TBI, Tips and Tricks, VA Agents, VBMS Tricks, Veterans Law | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 10 Comments

CAVC–DeLISIO V SHINSEKI-THE DeLOREAN PARADOX

I always roam around and look at classic cases like Larry DeLisio’s. It does no good to simply cite to it if you can’t remember old Larry’s particular DeeeeLemma. And boy howdy did Larry have a dilemma. When you throw … Continue reading

Posted in Agent Orange, All about Veterans, AO, CAVC Knowledge, CAVC ruling, DM II, Earlier Effective dates, Implicit denial, Informal Claims, Inspirational Veterans, KP Veterans, Lawyering Up, VA Agents, VA Medical Mysteries Explained | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 5 Comments

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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HADIT.COM RADIO SHOW–ALL ABOUT VBMS AND CMAs

Boy howdy did life get a whole lot finer in a week. It’s not perfect but my Change Management Agent (CMA) at the Seattle VA Regional Office is a real go-getter. She had been in the CMA saddle all of … Continue reading

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CAVC–HARVEY v SHULKIN–LIPSTICK ON THE COLLAR

Over the years of my involvement in VA law, I have occasionally (rarely, mind you) heard of Medical Doctor cum Juris Doctorate hired guns. No names here. You all know who you are. In the same vein, I have encountered … Continue reading

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