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Client Win: CAVC No. 20-1514, Butler v. Wilkie (BVA Veterans Law Judge ignores Veterans Court's order)

Client Win: CAVC No. 20-1514, Butler v. Wilkie (BVA Veterans Law Judge ignores Veterans Court's order)

Client Win: CAVC No. 20-1514, Butler v. Wilkie (BVA Veterans Law Judge ignores Veterans Court's order) This case involves a US Army veteran who served from 1965 to 1967. In his appeal, a BVA Veterans Law Judge decided – again – not to award a prostate cancer rating higher than 60% based on the medical opinion of a nurse practitioner who sp… Read More
Client Win: CAVC No. 18-6851, Greene v. Wilkie (BVA fails to consider Nehmer effective date rules)

Client Win: CAVC No. 18-6851, Greene v. Wilkie (BVA fails to consider Nehmer effective date rules)

Client Win: CAVC No. 18-6851, Greene v. Wilkie (BVA fails to consider Nehmer effective date rules) This case involves the special, and very powerful, Nehmer effective date rules.  Mr. Greene, the veteran, sought an effective date for his service connected coronary artery disease. He argued his effective date should go back to 2006, the first clai… Read More

Recent Cases

This case involves an Army veteran who served on active duty in 1991 and then from 2008 to 2009 who was seeking a service-connected major depressive disorder rating in excess of 30%. The appeal was resolved through a joint motion to remand. ISSUE ON… Read More
This case involves a survivor’s claim for entitlement to Dependency and Indemnity Compensation (DIC). The appellant’s late-husband served in the US Air Force from 1964 – 1984, and passed away from a rare form of non-Hodgkins lymphom… Read More
This case involved a US Army veteran (1967 to 1971) who was seeking service connection for hypertension, congestive heart failure, Type II diabetes, stroke, and atrial fibrillation due to agent orange exposure in Thailand during the Vietnam war. The… Read More

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Taking Point! Blog

Mar
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In January 2021, the loss of use of a reproductive organ for SMC purposes was the focus of a panel of judges from the U.S. Court of Appeals Veterans Claims issued a precedential opinion in Bria v. Wilkie.   The panel consisted of Judge Mere… Read More
Feb
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In January 2021, the VA rating for prostate cancer was the focus of a panel of judges from the U.S. Court of Appeals Veterans Claims issued a precedential opinion in Bailey v. Wilkie.   The panel consisted of Chief Judge Bartley (who… Read More
Feb
26
  Bold and unapologetically honest, Pam Keith is a refreshing political voice you need to follow right now.  She smoothly articulates the most rocky and controversial topics of our time.  It is no surprise that this attorney with 25 years of expe… Read More
Feb
12
In November 2020, a panel of judges from the U.S. Court of Appeals Veterans Claims issued a precedential opinion in Holmes v. Wilkie.   In it, the Court laid out a road map for Veterans trying to get the correct VA rating for migraines… Read More

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