» Medical Expert
3 common errors in BVA "continuity of symptomatology" decisions.
If I could write a list of the most common errors in BVA decisions, erroneous continuity of symptomatology decisions would top the list. Read More
May 6th, 2019
Yes, you should challenge all VA Medical Examiners' Competence.
In today’s post, I am going to teach you how to become a better advocate by challenging the VA Medical Examiner’s competence – or at least rebutting the presumption of competence in your client’s BVA appeals. VA claims and app… Read More
May 1st, 2018
PRECEDENTIAL CAVC CASE ALERT: Harvey v. Shulkin (16-1515)(Lawyer as Medical Expert)
What is the Deep Issue in the Case? The Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims has laid out clear standards for determining the adequacy of a VA expert opinion in a VA disability compensation claim. Accord, e.g., Monzingo v. Shinseki, 26 Vet.App. 97 (2… Read More
February 9th, 2018