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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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. To read the entire story…

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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 the…

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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 posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) from the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). In 2012, the Nebraska…

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Vietnam War Veteran Prevails Against VA in PTSD Claim Appeal

Vietnam War Veteran Prevails August 20, 2018, Washington, DC ~ Bergmann & Moore attorneys worked closely with a Vietnam War Veteran and prevailed in his disability claim appeal for posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). In 1991, the Veteran from Tennessee filed a disability compensation claim for PTSD against the U.S. Department of Veterans…

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New VA Secretary Faces 400,000 Disability Claim Appeals Backlog, IT Delay

July 31, 2018  Military.com  By Richard Sisk Disability Claim Appeals Backlog, IT Delay Among the many challenges facing new Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Secretary Robert Wilkie is the long-standing backlog in disability claims appeals, which currently totals more than 400,000 cases. As acting secretary at the VA in May, Wilkie said,…

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VA rips ‘blue water’ Agent Orange bill, urges Senate to sink it

Tom Philpott, Stars and Stripes, August 2, 2018 Department of Veterans Affairs officials say: They strongly oppose passage of the Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans Act (HR 299), which would extend Agent Orange disability benefits and health care to between 70,000 and 90,000 veterans who served aboard ships in territorial waters off…

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Widow of Marine Prevails Against VA in Camp Lejeune Cancer Claim Appeal

Widow of Marine Prevails Against VA August 13, 2018, Washington, DC ~ With legal representation from Bergmann & Moore (B&M), a Marine Veteran’s widow recently prevailed in the appeal of her late husband’s disability claim for cancer associated with his Camp Lejeune toxic exposures.  The Veteran was stationed at Camp Lejeune in…

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The Burn Pit Vets Won a Victory, But to What End?

Burn Pit Vets Won The American Conservative magazine wrote an important news article about the adverse health impacts of war zone toxic exposures today titled, “The Burn Pit Vets Have Won a Victory, But to What End?”  In the piece, Kelley Beaucar Vlahos, the magazine’s executive editor, announced a free screening of…

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How the Buffalo Soldiers helped turn the tide in Italy during World War II

Buffalo Soldiers Helped As part of Black Military History, Military Times provides a detailed accounting of “How the Buffalo Soldiers helped turn the tide in Italy during World War II.”   Task and Purpose has new information about the adverse health impact of burn pits and lung disease on Veterans plus a poignant…

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