Tag Archives: vA claims for PCT

THE ENIGMA OF VA TIME

On average, on my email, I receive more mail asking me how long it will take versus any other subject besides “How high do you think they’ll rate me?” To both questions, I of course go out, slay the virgin hen in … Continue reading

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HCV–SUNRISE 9/17/1970–SUNSET 6/25/2015–RIP

Once upon a time long ago in a mountainous Kingdom north of Thailand, nestled in a small valley was a funny airpatch but that is another story. I was the “chieu hoi boy” on Tuesdays and Thursdays unless I had … Continue reading

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AO–RESERVISTS GET PRESUMPTIVE EXPOSURE

One small step for weekend warriors, one giant leap for Vetkind. VA Secretary “Call me Bob” McDonald is expected to announce that all the ANG folks who got saddled with the old $1.23s, as we used to call them, will … Continue reading

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New free release: Post-Vietnam Dioxin Exposure in Agent Orange-Contaminated C-123 Aircraft

The VA ordered this study and it is now available as a free download (pdf link)–or it can be read online. In short, the findings state:  “Post-Vietnam Dioxin Exposure rejects the idea that the dioxin residues detected on interior surfaces … Continue reading

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BVA–TRAVEL BOARD HEARINGS

I see much written both here and over at HADIT.com about BVA hearings. For the majority of you, in the interests of getting rated as soon as possible, waiting for a Travel Board hearing face-to-face with a Veterans Law Judge … Continue reading

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Century-old hepatitis miscellany from Minnesota

1915 In a Bad Way “Where are you off to in such a hurry?” “To fetch the doctor for my husband.” “What’s up with him?” “He tells me he has got hepatitis, dyspepsia, rheumatism, enteritis, gastritis, appendicitis, nephritis and cerebro … 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 6- WHAT? ME WORRY?

I have to hand it to the VA’s Office of General Counsel. With perfect aplomb, Mr. Mark M. McNabb, a mid-level supervisor/litigator for OGC, filed his notice of appearance and the Government’s response to my Writ.  Perhaps, by being mid-level, … Continue reading

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How HCV transmission could have been entirely prevented in medical interventions

Even prior to the 1950’s, hepatitis transmissions were associated with diabetic treatments, transfusions, syringes, lancets, and the use of multi-dose vials. It’s taken decades for the CDC (and WHO) to get the message out but in the United States, the … Continue reading

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HCV & HIV news from the Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI)

Here’s a conference we can all get behind–the helpful presentation and sharing of information on HIV, HCV, and retroviruses. From Seattle, Business Wire press release Gilead has announced that patients co-infected with HCV genotypes 1-4 and HIV can achieve a 96 Percent … Continue reading

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