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

Blue Water Vietnam Veterans September 10, 2018, Military Times, Leo Shane 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

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, the South…

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Lawmaker presses for quicker action to help military clean-up crews of 1966 nuclear accident

August 30, 2018, Military Times, Leo Shane Lawmaker presses for quicker action Washington ~ Veterans exposed to radioactive debris more than five decades ago haven’t made much progress in the courts to have their illnesses recognized by the Department of Veterans Affairs, so now they’re hoping Congress can intervene. Click here to read the…

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B&M Advocacy in the News on VA’s Mishandling of PTSD / MST Claims

Lawmakers, advocates call for change after VA mishandled military sexual trauma claims   August 28, 2018, Stars and Stripes, Nikki Wentling WASHINGTON — Some lawmakers and Veteran advocates are calling for more change to how the Department of Veterans Affairs handles claims of sexual trauma in the military after it was discovered…

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Vietnam War Veteran Prevails on PTSD and IU Claim Appeal at Court

IU Claim Appeal at Court August 27, 2018, Washington, DC ~ Bergmann & Moore attorneys obtained a favorable appeal outcome for a Vietnam War Veteran seeking Individual Unemployability (IU) benefits and an increased rating for his service-connected Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) from the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). In 2012, the Nebraska…

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