New York Widow Granted DIC Benefits Based on Glioblastoma After VA Claim Appeal

New York Widow Granted DIC Benefits November 27, 2018, Washington, DC – Bergmann & Moore (B&M) prevailed on behalf of a Vietnam War Veteran’s widow who was denied survivor benefits from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). In March 2013, a widow living in New York filed a death benefit claim…

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Burn-pit exposure likely leads to higher cancer mortality rate among Army vets: new study

November 21, 2018, Fox News, By Perry Chiaramonte Burn-pit exposure likely U.S. veterans who were deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan have a higher rate of contracting cancer due to exposure to open-air burn pits, a recently released medical research study has found. To read the full article Have you been meaning to file…

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GAO finds VA contractors not meeting timeliness, accuracy standards on exams

November 13, 2018, Stars and Stripes, Nikki Wentling GAO finds VA contractors not meeting timeliness WASHINGTON — The Department of Veterans Affairs doesn’t have the tools to track whether private-sector medical providers are accurately giving exams that help determine whether veterans are eligible for VA benefits, a government watchdog agency found. To…

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Court forces VA to reveal extent of veterans’ contamination in Spanish nuclear disaster

November 14, 2018, Military Times, Leo Shane III Contamination in Spanish nuclear disaster WASHINGTON — An appeals court will force Veterans Affairs officials to identify how many troops may have been exposed to radioactive debris from a 1966 plane crash, a move that supporters hope will be the precursor to a class-action…

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Nebraska Veteran Prevails on VA Claim Appeal for Asthma and Other Conditions

November 13, 2018, Washington, DC Bergmann & Moore (B&M) attorneys prevailed on behalf of a disabled Gulf War Veteran who sought benefits from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). In 2004, the Army Veteran filed a claim for disability benefits, and over the next few years, the Regional Office (RO) granted…

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Burn Pit Vet’s Widower: Memos Show that Illness Didn’t Need to Happen

November 4, 2018, Military.com, Perry Chiaramonte Burn Pit Vets It was in 2009 when Brian Muller first met his wife, Amie. “We actually met at a music venue. And at the time I was playing music in a band and she had some friends there that were at the event,” Muller, 45,…

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New Jersey Veteran Granted IU Benefits Based on PTSD After VA Claim Appeal

November 5, 2018, Washington, DC Bergmann & Moore (B&M) prevailed on behalf of a Vietnam War Veteran who was denied a higher rating for his posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). In April 2014, the New Jersey Veteran filed a disability benefits claim for PTSD.  In…

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Agent Orange: Facts to Know

October 30, 2018, Military Connection, Kris Baydalla-Galasso Operation Ranch Hand Was the codename for the US program that ordered over 20 million gallons of herbicide to be spread over Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia during a ten-year span of the Vietnam War. Agent Orange was the most commonly used herbicide. Intended to be…

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