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    • Buck, I respect your concern for our Vet Sis's, but I kinda disagree with regards to preventing their reading our ED & Prostate Exam Posts. I think they really need to know what issues and concerns Men have. With that said, unless VMC PCP DXing of ED has changed since 08, there aren't any clinical Tests or physical exams for ED. The DX is based strictly on ED symptoms reported by the Vet, an RX for the Pill, Pump or Injection can then be requested. If the Vet wants to see a VA Urologist, a PCP referral is necessary. As I stated previously, I would advise the Vet get a DBQ from the VA Board Certified or Private Urologist, when claiming ED as a Secondary issue nexus'd to an SC condition or medication. Old Guys (40+), don't live in fear of the "Finger!" Prostate Cancers Kill!  Get your PSA Levels checked yearly. A Little Finger, humor Never Hurts. Semper Fi  
    • I continued to appreciate all the excellent advice and suggestions.  it brings back hope.  today, I am going to call the VA regional office and make an appointment to see my C-File.  I assuming that I may see the military service treatment records that the VA is referring to that shows my health condition may had its start in the military ("manifested in the service"). 
    • You would have to give VA New and Material evidence in order to re open this claim...unless you are still within the appeal period. Only attorneys who are established VA claims attorneys (there is a list of them here somewhere) are qualified to handle VA issues. If no NOD was filed in time and you are not in the appeal period, vet lawyers cannot help until a denial occurs and a NOD was or will be prepared in time. "Private" attorneys who specifically handle real estate closings, wills, leases etc, don't have a clue on 38 USC. "Without any doubt the VA will ask for treatment records that no longer exist, and deny in 30 days when I don't provide." I think the biggest problem you have is the lack of the "event." as you put it. "I *think* any attorney could couch the records in precedent that would make it more difficult to ask for something they know doesn't exist.  Logical?" VA would consider the event never happened ,without proof of it. So would a lawyer. There are ways to prove 'events'.And VA would want to see subsequent treatment records for the diagnosis you found from the clinic.      
    • I agree with you, we have to be our own best advocates and stay on top of things but I can honestly say that ChampVA is not timely at all.  If I send in a claim, it takes them months to send it back usually saying there is an error (which is usually bs) and I resend and get my check but I have gotten to the point that if it isn't a significant amount of money I don't even bother anymore, more of my time than it is worth.  Funny that you also had to get you congressman involved.  SAD!





wjack12412

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My Dad just received his Brown Envelope and he was DENIED FOR EVERYTHING. He has Asbestiosis, Sleep Apnea, Pulmonary Hypertension and Cluster Headaches. He was told that the Asbestos was caused by his job that he did when after he got out the Navy. He was told by his job when he filed a Worksmans Comp claim that his Asbestos was caused by the Navy. Tomorrow I will be going to his house to see the letter to begin doing an immediate Notice of Disagreement. We will be sending in the letter from the previous doctor's saying he got it from the Navy. The pulmonary hypertension and sleep apnea is secondary to his asbestos so I think. He said he began getting cluster headaches when he was in Vietnam on the ships and them shooting the guns causing him sever headaches. I will be getting a buddy statement to tell about how they would shoot the guns and it would cause hiim great distress. Any other assistance to help my Dad will be anticipated, because as some of you Vietnam Vets know they find ways to screw you. Here I am 100% and he damn near can't breath and they tell him NO. I WILL FIGHT THE GOOD FIGHT.

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Wjack, I need some more info. I also have Pulmonary Hypertension associated with Lung Disease.

You need his doc to write a nexus letter stating that your fathers naval rating or Job as well as being aboard ship that contained asbestos insulation was his first exposure. Then his Civiian occupation was his second exposure. Link both exposures together so they cannot play one against the other. Once you get the asbestos Service connected ask for 100 percent schedular because of Pulmonary hypertension.

That disease in itself is the most serious. It is an automatic 100 percent when associated with Lung disease. ( Does not matter what the Lung disease is rated at.)

Ask for a DRO and If need be, I can assist or even write you a letter. ( I was a Naval Asbestos Worker specialized in shipboard removal) and have the credentials in the service record to back it up.

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Wjack,

NOD info:

Study Chapter 5:

http://www.warms.vba.va.gov/M21_1MR.html

Also, search the hadit site on writing the NOD.

Yes, you fight the good fight - others will bop in here, jbasser will

help you too. Don't you give up on this, I know you won't but

VA hopes you will.

jmho,

carlie

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It is good that your Dad has you to help him and that in and of itself is great! Sorry that they are doing this to you Dad's claim.

Here is a quote - oldie but goodie - Don't get mad - get EVEN!

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Wjack, I need some more info. I also have Pulmonary Hypertension associated with Lung Disease.

You need his doc to write a nexus letter stating that your fathers naval rating or Job as well as being aboard ship that contained asbestos insulation was his first exposure. Then his Civiian occupation was his second exposure. Link both exposures together so they cannot play one against the other. Once you get the asbestos Service connected ask for 100 percent schedular because of Pulmonary hypertension.

That disease in itself is the most serious. It is an automatic 100 percent when associated with Lung disease. ( Does not matter what the Lung disease is rated at.)

Ask for a DRO and If need be, I can assist or even write you a letter. ( I was a Naval Asbestos Worker specialized in shipboard removal) and have the credentials in the service record to back it up.

Jbasser,

My Dad is a Retired Damage Controlman and although he is able to still somewhat enjoy life about 8 years ago he was diagnosed with asbestos and he put in for Workmans Comp and everyone of those doctors claim that he received got asbestos from being exposed in the Navy. He served on every old asbestos ship. We are going to send his previous doctors notes stating it was from him being in the Navy. :rolleyes: Thank you guys so much. I am trying to remain positive, but my Dad is the reason I joined the Navy, because he spoke so highly of the places and things he did that I wanted to do the same. I was given 100% within 14 months of my retirement.

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I am glad that you are helping your Dad and probably your Mom also.

Good Luck

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