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Top 10 Takeaways from the Feres Doctrine Reform Hearing

Top 10 Takeaways from the Feres Doctrine Reform Hearing

Tuesday afternoon’s Washington D.C. hearing before the Committee on Armed Services, titled “Feres Doctrine – A Policy in Need of Reform”, addressed an issue long overdue for change.
For 69 years, the Feres Doctrine has banned active duty armed forces members from using...

VA Nursing Homes Still Unsafe for Veteran Residents

VA Nursing Homes Still Unsafe for Veteran Residents

Problems with negligent care are also a very real threat for veterans who reside in VA nursing homes. The stories are frightening. A recent investigation into 99 VA nursing homes across the U.S. found that, between April and December 2018, nearly 53% of the facilities were cited for deficiencies...

Veteran Suicides at VA Hospitals Stress Dire Need for Change

Veteran Suicides at VA Hospitals Stress Dire Need for Change

Over the last year, 19 veterans have committed suicide on a VA campus - a clear plea for much-needed improvements to the Department of Veterans’ Affairs’ mental health treatment facilities. Our heroic veterans and their families are begging the VA for help. But despite repeated promises...

At Long Last, Blue Water Navy Veterans Win Agent Orange Benefits

At Long Last, Blue Water Navy Veterans Win Agent Orange Benefits

Marking an enormous, long-overdue victory for Vietnam veterans, the Federal Circuit set precedent Tuesday in a decision that finally extends Agent Orange presumption to “blue water” Navy veterans. For over a decade, the VA has excluded these up to 90,000 Vietnam veterans from receiving...

How to Combat VA's Claim That You Don’t Have PTSD

How to Combat VA's Claim That You Don’t Have PTSD

Without VA benefits to cover proper therapy and treatment, veterans suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) are facing a future of personal and professional hardships. But just because the Department of Veterans’ Affairs has denied your PTSD claim doesn’t mean you’re...


VA Whistleblowers Still Bullied for Talking

VA Whistleblowers Still Bullied for Talking

In past scandals, we learned how VA employees manipulated data to suppress evidence of long wait times at VA hospitals and to ensure bonuses for themselves. In National Public Radio’s (NPR) latest report, we see VA officials acting to ensure that the status quo of low performance is...

New Court Ruling Allows Veteran Benefits for Pain Alone

New Court Ruling Allows Veteran Benefits for Pain Alone

Throughout my lengthy career as a veterans' disability benefits attorney, I have seen the VA deny many veterans service connection for chronic pain - simply because a doctor can’t identify the source of the pain.
Even though these individuals were clearly suffering from pain, if doctors...

Top Four Findings from Scathing DC VA Watchdog Report

Top Four Findings from Scathing DC VA Watchdog Report

A recent investigation confirmed that Washington DC VA Medical Center officials knew about issues affecting patient health for years, yet did nothing. On Wednesday, the US Office of Inspector General (“OIG”) released a report detailing the DC VA facilities appalling conditions, citing a...