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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...


PTSD and Its Association with Auto Immune Disorders

PTSD and Its Association with Auto Immune Disorders

I have long been interested in the association between mental disorders and various physical health problems. 
I've written extensively in the past on the issue of obesity and its correlation with people that suffer from PTSD.  I've also seen research associating PTSD with lower...

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...


Entitlement to Service Connection for PTSD Granted After 42 Years

Entitlement to Service Connection for PTSD Granted After 42 Years

In April 1975 U.S. Forces participated in Operations Eagle Pull and Frequent Wind.  These operations were designed to help evacuate Saigon and Cambodia.  Our client, Larry, participated in these evacuations and he experienced the fright that comes from fear of impending hostile...

Victory for a Veteran with PTSD Based Upon In-Service Bed Wetting

Victory for a Veteran with PTSD Based Upon In-Service Bed Wetting

We recently won service connection for PTSD for a veteran who presented with a very complex case. The victory in this case illustrates why expert advocacy is needed in complex cases.
This case involved a young veteran who joined the military at age 17 in order to escape a very abusive...

Claiming DIC Benefits for Diseases Caused By Service Connected PTSD

Claiming DIC Benefits for Diseases Caused By Service Connected PTSD

Has the Department of Veterans’ Affairs (VA) denied your Dependency and Indemnity Compensation (DIC) benefits claim because they don’t feel post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) causes vascular dementia or adult failure to thrive?
VA examiners continue to view PTSD as a narrow,...

PTSD Provides Service Connection for a Host of Diseases and Illnesses

PTSD Provides Service Connection for a Host of Diseases and Illnesses

Are you a veteran with service connected post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) who suffers from other disabilities or illnesses? Far too often, veterans do not realize that PTSD can lead to a wide array of health problems, including diabetes, sleep apnea, cardiovascular issues - even...

Essential Keys to Winning Your Sleep Apnea VA Benefits Claim

Essential Keys to Winning Your Sleep Apnea VA Benefits Claim

Has the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) denied your benefits claim based on a diagnosis of sleep apnea? Even with the extensive medical research and statistically significant correlations between sleep apnea and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), weight gain, type 2 diabetes and...