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VA Nursing Homes Still Unsafe for Veteran Residents

VA Nursing Homes Still Unsafe for Veteran Residents

Problems with negligent care are also a very real threat for veterans who reside in VA nursing homes. The stories are frightening. A recent investigation into 99 VA nursing homes across the U.S. found that, between April and December 2018, nearly 53% of the facilities were cited for deficiencies...

How to Combat VA's Claim That You Don’t Have PTSD

How to Combat VA's Claim That You Don’t Have PTSD

Without VA benefits to cover proper therapy and treatment, veterans suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) are facing a future of personal and professional hardships. But just because the Department of Veterans’ Affairs has denied your PTSD claim doesn’t mean you’re...

New Court Ruling Allows Veteran Benefits for Pain Alone

New Court Ruling Allows Veteran Benefits for Pain Alone

Throughout my lengthy career as a veterans' disability benefits attorney, I have seen the VA deny many veterans service connection for chronic pain - simply because a doctor can’t identify the source of the pain.
Even though these individuals were clearly suffering from pain, if doctors...

Top Four Findings from Scathing DC VA Watchdog Report

Top Four Findings from Scathing DC VA Watchdog Report

A recent investigation confirmed that Washington DC VA Medical Center officials knew about issues affecting patient health for years, yet did nothing. On Wednesday, the US Office of Inspector General (“OIG”) released a report detailing the DC VA facilities appalling conditions, citing a...

Veteran Advocates Shut Down VA Plans to Cut Homelessness Program

Veteran Advocates Shut Down VA Plans to Cut Homelessness Program

Chronic homelessness remains a significant problem for U.S. veterans, with an estimated 40,000 veterans included among the 553,000 Americans who have no place to call home.
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development-VA Supportive Housing Program (HUD-VASH) has become one of the most...

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...

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 Deliberately Hiding Unacceptable Patient Wait Times

VA Deliberately Hiding Unacceptable Patient Wait Times

Our nation vows to take care of its veterans, but VA hospitals continue to delay patient care appointments, in some cases long enough to result in death. Now, Iowa Republican Senator Chuck Grassley says the Department of Veterans Affairs is trying to hide just how bad the wait times are.
When...

VA Medical Malpractice Risk HIGH at Washington DC VA Hospital

VA Medical Malpractice Risk HIGH at Washington DC VA Hospital

Veterans who work to serve and protect our nation’s citizens deserve the highest quality medical care. Unfortunately, VA hospitals are often short-staffed and overwhelmed. Overworked physicians with less-than-optimal medical equipment and supplies may offer negligent care, or worse, create...