Link to Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims (CAVC)
Two ways of doing this. Put your cursor on Orders and Opinions then slide right and down to Opinions and click on it. Insert the name of the Vet and the year of the decision e.g. Gilbert 1990. You can use the name of the VA secretary to shrink the search (Gilbert v. Derwinski 1990). If you cannot find it, it is usually implies it was appealed to the Federal Circuit. To look for a single judge decision or any CAVC, for that matter, put the cursor on Case information,slide over to Decisions and Opinions and click. insert pertinent terms and a year if possible. As an example, enter Hepatitis 2012 and you will see all the cases concerning Hepatitis- both Single Judge and panel Find any case using this search bar. At the top click “date” and it usually is the one listed at the top assuming there aren’t a bunch of people with that name. In that case add the year of the decision if you know it. If you are specifically looking for a panel decision rather than a single judge one, click on Panel CVA at the top left below the search bar.
Link to Court of Appeals for Federal Claims (CAFC)
Click on orders and opinions and look for any that list McDonald (current VASEC) as the respondent or appellee.