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Did My Surgeon Leave Something Inside Me?

Did My Surgeon Leave Something Inside Me?

Can you sue a surgeon for leaving a surgical sponge inside you? The answer is yes, absolutely. Surgeons leaving something behind in a patient is negligent behavior that can cause severe pain and disability, and often requires more surgeries, months of rehabilitation, increased medical expenses and...

Work as a Hospital Corpsman or Medic as a Stressor for PTSD

Work as a Hospital Corpsman or Medic as a Stressor for PTSD

As a veteran's disability attorney, a substantial part of our practice is devoted towards representing veterans with PTSD.  Although the rules of ethics would prohibit me from saying that we specialize in PTSD cases, I will say that we have a significant concentration in representing veterans...

Winning a TDIU Claim: A vocational expert’s perspective

Winning a TDIU Claim: A vocational expert’s perspective

So the VA has told you that you are not disabled because they believe you can perform sedentary work. You may ask yourself what is sedentary work and how did they determine I can perform in light of my disability?
What is sedentary work? The Bureau of Labor Statistics breaks up the world of...

VA Hospital Whistleblower Claims Double Since Phoenix Scandal

VA Hospital Whistleblower Claims Double Since Phoenix Scandal

More and more VA hospital employees are blowing the whistle on poor patient care and falsified data, so much so that Special Counsel Carolyn Lerner has requested a 2018 budget increase of $2.4 million to process the flood of complaints, according to a recent article in The Boston Globe.
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Trump Signs VA Appeals Reform Legislation

Trump Signs VA Appeals Reform Legislation

During the 99th American Legion National Convention in Reno, President Trump signed the Veterans Appeals Improvement and Modernization Act of 2017. This comes as a fulfillment of Trump’s campaign promises to reform the “broken” VA system.
The idea behind the legislation is...



VA Agent Orange Presumptive Diseases List Update

VA Agent Orange Presumptive Diseases List Update

Vietnam veterans are losing patience waiting for VA compensation for Agent Orange associated diseases. And if VA decision-makers are listening to the likes of federal official Jim Samspel, many veterans wonder whether their conditions will ever make the Agent Orange presumptive diseases...