Case decided, I'm fracked, BVA hearing 3-5 years down the line...that's what I had figured. Never is quite easy the first time around.
Medical credentials for the C&P Dr. was a nurse practitioner - certified, from my findings. Need to do some more research, but doesn't look like they were a medical doctor. The rater said that the IMO was evidence considered, but never mentioned it or anything. C&P doctor gave the definition of obstructive sleep apnea and then that was it. So maybe it was 'considered'
How did you go about finding a MD board certified SA specialist? I've never had to go through specific doctor finding for myself or family members so this is news to me. Or at least where/how to look.
And no, I did not submit for the ED SMC - K. Was focusing on this since it had more importance in comparison, I think.
Yeah...that is about half of it. Granted the other half was all the supporting document. It took me a while of reading (and re-reading) to understand what he was saying in the IMO. It was a lot for the rater to read, so I can see why they may have just passed the buck. Not saying they were right in doing that, but makes sense.
From my findings, I figured it would be better to have more since they might end up saying well there is no supporting information on these statements made by the doctor etc.
The qualifications of the C&P Examiner were that they are a NP (Nurse Practitioner). The signature stated FNPC, which google stated it means Family Nurse Practitioner - Certified. So the fact that I was not there, and that it was done by a nurse practitioners against a doctors statement, I feel like that has a significant weight in my benefit.
In regards of having the C&P exam redone, you stated to ask that it be repeated with my being present. As in you, James, or me Cisco the vet present?
With that being said, if I ask for a reconsideration at the regional level, would it make sense to ask for the C&P exam re-done? Does one impact the other?
I'm going to circle back to that process and what it looks like, as soon as I address the other posts as well.
You are correct about the terminology. Mine is hospital slang.
Well, if you consider a botched liver transplant their fault, then yeah. The DIC was exactly as your definition states. There were vats of blood products on the floor - almost 13 gallons of blood product gone through in less than 8 hrs. It has been just over 6 yrs and I'm still so angry at the VA and Vanderbilt MC that I can hardly see straight - through the tears also.
Yes he had a claim in but when I talked to Purple Heart they told me his claim dies with him. It is just w/I the last year that I found out about filing a claim. Not one person mentioned it. Sorry, I'm just so bitter about the whole situation.
Yes, I filed a claim and after a year I got the standard letter that they need more info. The more I read and do research, the more I realize how easy it will be for them to continue to deny everything. It seems everything is predicated upon everything else.
M1342, thanks for the get back with the requested info, helps get a grip on your situation.
At this point, my Lay opinion, your Fracked. Next stop 4-5 years down the road a BVA Hearing, might reverse the Denial, not a guarantee.
Do you have any idea what the Medical Credentials were for the C & P Dr? Dr Anaise is a well known provider of SC IMO's. The Rater indicated that his IMO was Evidence Considered in his Decision. Dr Anaise isn't a "Board Certified Neurologist/Sleep Specialist," if it were to turn out that neither was the C & P Dr, and you could get an opinion from a Private "Board Certified Sleep Specialist" supporting the PTSD Nexus, think "New & Material Evidence."
For a couple $100.00 you could get your SA Records reviewed, discuss the linkage of your PTSD & SA with an MD Board Certified SA Specialist. Just his Clinician Notes could do the trick, worked for me on a SA Secondary to CAD.
That piece of N & M evidence would qualify you for a DRO Hearing, which might work to your advantage.