VA report: Suicide rate among younger veterans increased from 2015 to 2016

September 26, 2018, Stars and Stripes, Nikki Wentling Suicide rate among younger veterans increased from 2015 to 2016 Washington, DC – The number of suicides among younger veterans increased “substantially” from 2015 to 2016, according to a new report to be released Wednesday by the Department of Veterans Affairs.  The new VA…

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Commentary: Do what’s right for our Blue Water Vietnam veterans

September 22, 2018, Navy Times, Christopher W. Cole The Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans Act of 2017 (H.R. 299) is currently languishing in the Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee, and as a result, vital funding of benefits that impacts the lives and livelihoods of veterans now hangs in the balance.  The fact that a funding…

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Ohio Veteran Prevails at Court on VA Claim Appeal for PTSD and Back Condition

Ohio Veteran Prevails at Court September 25, 2018, Washington, DC – Bergmann & Moore (B&M) attorneys prevailed on behalf of Gulf War era Veteran who sought benefits for posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and a back condition from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). In March 2008, the Veteran of Operation Provide Hope in…

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VA May Have Erred in Rejecting Sexual Trauma Claims

August 21, 2018, Wall Street Journal, Ben Kesling VA May Have Erred The Department of Veterans Affairs didn’t follow proper procedure when it denied hundreds of claims by veterans seeking support and treatment for sexual trauma they said they suffered while in uniform, according to a department watchdog report released Tuesday.  In…

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Combat Veterans Coming Home with CTE – Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy

September 16, 2018, CBS News, Sharyn Alfonsi Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy Until a few years ago, National Football League (NFL) players who struggled with severe depression, bouts of rage and memory loss in their retirement were often told they were just having a hard time adjusting to life away from the game. Doctors…

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Florida Veteran Prevails at Court on VA Claim Appeal for Sleep Apnea

Florida Veteran Prevails September 18, 2018, Washington, DC – Bergmann & Moore attorneys prevailed on behalf of a peacetime Veteran who originally sought disability compensation benefits for his sleep apnea from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) more than six years ago. In July 2012, the Veteran filed his claim for…

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California Veteran Prevails at Court on VA Claim

California Veteran Prevails California Veteran Prevails – September 11, 2018, Washington, DC – Bergmann & Moore attorneys prevailed on behalf of a Vietnam War Veteran who sought disability benefits for individual unemployability (IU) from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). In November 2008, the California Veteran filed his initial VA claim…

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VA steps up fight against plan to extend benefits to Blue Water Vietnam Veterans

September 10, 2018, Military Times, Leo Shane Blue Water Vietnam Veterans Veterans Affairs leaders are increasing their efforts to sideline legislation that would extend disability benefits to “blue water” veterans from the Vietnam War, saying the move would set a problematic precedent for future complaints. “We know it is incredibly difficult to hear…

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South Carolina Widow Prevails on VA Glioblastoma DIC Claim Appeal at Court

South Carolina Widow Prevails September 5, 2018, Washington, DC – Bergmann & Moore attorneys prevailed on behalf of a Vietnam War Veteran’s widow who sought survivor benefits from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) after the Veteran died from a rare form of brain cancer called glioblastoma multiforme. In August 2012,…

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