Great news !!!!! After over 10 years from filing the first claim and a couple of appeals later !!!! I am approved for service connection for migraines!~!!!! I just received the call from the BVA where my file has been since 09!!!! I dont know what the rating is as of yet but i am just thankful that it is granted instead of the denials that i have been getting!!!!
I just seen my c&p exam results. I filed for a loss of organ claim secondary to TCE exposure, from working with TCE for 15 years. Had a nexus from wrii exposure VA doctor saying it was at least as likely as not being exposed to TCE for a prolonged period caused it. My two questions. Dr. David Anaise will do an IMO after I send him all that I have on it. Do you think two against one opinion would turn it in my favor and what form or how do you file for reconsideration instead of two year NOD wait? The examiner basically referred to this website below for his diagnosis for least likely statement. I did smoke pack a day and I am 6' 2" 230 pounds.
please refer to scholarly article,
main risk factors for kidney cancer are cigarette smoking, obesity and
veteran has history of smoking cigarette, and also has obesity.
currently there is no evidence that exposures to chemicals including
trichlorethylene and other solvents cause or aggravate kidney cancer.
the author concluded tghat " casual conclusions are not yet
and that " Genetic susceptibility and its interaction with
exposures are believed to influence renal cell cancer risk, but limited
studies based on candidate gene approaches have not produced conclusive
therefore, to answer question asked, veteran's kidney cancer is
likely related to military service; as there is no definitive evidence
that exposures during service caused or aggravated the kidney cancer.
EED is his earlest effective date and that date is very important to the retro he recives and if he has been paid anything since the 1998 they will adjust hir retro amount..if he has not been paid then he is looking at very Large Sum in the 100.000s of Dollars maybe Million.