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How to Discredit an Unfavorable VA Exam

How to Discredit an Unfavorable VA Exam

Nothing is more frustrating than a VA compensation and pension (“C&P”) exam report that wrongly concludes service connection is not warranted. And most of VA’s denials are based on these VA exam reports. Therefore, having several techniques for discrediting a VA doctor is...

Veterans Can Now Be Service-Connected for Obesity

Veterans Can Now Be Service-Connected for Obesity

On August 26, 2021, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (Federal Circuit) delivered a landmark decision – Larson v. McDonough, 10 F.4th 1325 (Fed. Cir. 2021) – determining that obesity can be a service-connected disability if it results in functional impairment of earning...

How to Get a Higher VA Disability Rating for Depression

How to Get a Higher VA Disability Rating for Depression

As many as one in every three veterans suffer from depression, anxiety, adjustment disorder, PTSD, or other psychiatric disorder - two to three times more than the general population. Depression is a major cause of unemployability in the U.S., making VA disability compensation for depression...

In-Service Sarcoidosis and Service Connection for a Psychiatric Disorder

In-Service Sarcoidosis and Service Connection for a Psychiatric Disorder

I recently developed a new strategy in my never-ending quest to obtain service connection for veterans suffering from severe psychiatric disabilities.
In many cases there's no evidence of in-service psychiatric problems and the diagnosis of a psychiatric disability occurs many years and...

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 rates of...


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 attack. He recalls...



Recent Win Using the Presumption of Soundness

For one disabled Texas veteran a 13-year long legal battle with the VA just came to a successful end. After years of doing battle with VA and enduring the excessive delays at the Houston regional office, service connection was finally granted to our client who suffers from a severe spine...