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Tags: Brokowski v. Shinseki 23 Vet.App. 79 (2009), Chief Judge Robert N. Davis, Clemons, Clemons v. Shinseki 23 Vet. App. 1 (2009), DeLisio v. Shinseki 25 Vet. App. 45 (2011), effective date, informal claims, Ingram v. Nicholson 21 Vet. App. 232 (2007), John F. Cameron, Judge Mary J. Schoelen, Judge Michael Allen, Ken Carpenter, Michael Lane, Montgomery AL VARO, Moody v. Principi 360 F.3d 1306 (Fed. Cir. 2004), Nathan P. Kirschner, reasonably encompassed claims, scope of a VA claim, Szemraj v. Principi 357 F.3d 1370 (Fed. Cir. 2004).
What the ‘MUCMI’ is going on with GERD?
PREVIEW OF THE CASE:
General Overview of the Medicine
Some terms you will hear in this argument:
GERD is Gastro Esophageal Reflux Disorder. GERD can often – but not always -result from a dysfu…
Tags: 2018 CAVC Oral Arguments, 38 CFR 3.317, 38 USC 1117, 38 USC 1118, Alexandra Lio, Auer v. Robbins 519 U.S. 452 (1997), Catherine D. Vel, CCK, Chief Judge Robert N. Davis, Christian A. McTarnaghan, Denver CO VARO, Gastroesophageal Reflux Disorder (GERD), Gulf War Syndrome, Judge Amanda L. Meredith, Judge Michael Allen, Medically Unexplained Chronic Multisymptom Illness (MUCMI), Michelle L. Kane, podcast, presumption of service connection
General Overview of Harmless Error law.
The major question in this case is how the CAVC should apply the harmless error rule when it might involve making findings of fact.
The Court stated in its supplemental briefing order that it “…has…
Tags: 38 USC 105(a), 38 USC 1111, 38 USC 7261(b), Chief Judge Robert N. Davis, Clear and Unmistakeable Error (CUE), Harmless Error, Joshua L. Wolinsky, Judge Margaret Bartley, Judge Michael Allen, Ken Carpenter, Kotteakos v. US 328 US 750 (1946), presumption of aggravation, presumption of soundness, Shinseki v. Sanders 556 U.S. 396 (2009), Winston Salem NC VARO
General Preview of the Case:
This is a complex case involving the complex issue of “successive rating criteria”, with a lot of regulatory interpretation and factual application issues at play.
There is one, and possibly more, diagnostic…
Tags: 38 CFR 4.21, 38 CFR 4.3, 38 CFR 4.7, Camacho v. Nicholson 21 Vet.App. 360 (2007), Chief Judge Robert N. Davis, DC 8100, migraines, NVLSP, Paul Sorisio, Pierce v. Principi 18 Vet.App. 440 (2004), Raymond J. Kim, Roanoke VA VARO, Sarah E. Wolf, successive rating criteria, Tatum v. Shinseki 23 Vet. App. 152 (2009)
Issue for Oral Argument:
General Overview of the Law
When a veteran’s disability does not meet the requirements for the next higher schedular rating, but the evidence indicates his or her disability is more severe than the current rating, a veteran…