In June 2018, it appears that the Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims (CAVC) has set 1 case for Panel Decisions and 4 cases for Oral Argument and Panel Decision.
I do my best to seek out and find all cases submitted to a CAVC Panel or set for Oral…
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…
This case involves the BVA’s dismissal of a veteran’s claim for an earlier effective date for his service-connected post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) based on clear and unmistakeable error. Our client appealed the Board’s decision to th…
The cause number of this appeal, and the veteran’s name, have been withheld to protect the veteran’s privacy.
In this case, the BVA denied an increased rating of 70% to a veteran for his service-connected PTSD. The BVA also found the vete…
This case involves a veteran’s appeal to the BVA seeking service connection for arthritis. The veteran served in the US Air Force from 2005 to 2006. He injured his knee and other parts of his body when required to move heavy appliances into a…
What is the Deep Issue in the Case?
This case had two issues: one statutory and the other constitutional.
Issue#1: 38 U.S.C. §5103A(a)(1) requires the Secretary “assist a claimant in obtaining evidence to substantiate the claim.”