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Is this FTCA worthy? Thought I was posting in the correct Forum with my original post...know this is in Berta's wheelhouse: I am receiving 100% TDIU (90% SC w/remaining based on IU) since 2014. Saw an APRN from 2010-2016. In that time they (APRN/MD) prescribed Lorazepam at first 2mgs (1mg twice a day). Had already fought VA solo for a decade in getting the diagnosis for SC PTSD and GERD back-dated and had tried a laundry list of prescribed meds but had had no luck. I was asking the APRN repeatedly about depe…0 votes10 answers
I need an FTCA attorney. I have a Wyoming attorney willing to stand in as the Wyoming attorney for filing in the U S District Court for the Wyoming District. Is any available frequenting this site or can I get a referral from someone. The case involves prescribing a medication, Tegretol, for "atonic seizures" that was contra indicated, made my condition worse and then the West Los Angeles VA RMC Seizure Clinic refused to change medications. When It made me so bad, after 5 months, that I weaned myself off an quit the drug they still wouldn't provide a different drug and instead diagnosed me with "pseudo seizures" which cannot be done if there is a record of epilep…0 votes28 answers
I had an operation done on my Right Foot in Feb. 2017 for a service-connected injury. There were some complications from the surgery and I almost had one of my toes amputated due to the surgery. I then contacted an attorney who is interested in my case. My question is, can I still file regular claims if I have a Federal Tort Claim in process or do I have to wait until the Tort Claim is settled? Will filing a Tort Claim affect my VA percentage of 90%? If I am still under the care of the same Doctors mentioned in the claim, will the doctors be notified ? or will I be assigned, different doctors? I appreciate any advice. Thank You0 votes6 answers
Within this older post I made in 2013, it seems minors would have no SOL (Statute of Limits) in filing a wrongful death case against the VA. I assume they would have to be a natural, step,or adopted child of the veteran ------someone would act in their behalf. I need to find more info on that and will post that info here when I get time.0 votes1 answer
The Department of Veterans Affairs this month agreed to pay $900,000 to settle a lawsuit filed by the family of a Washington man who died in late 2012 after a VA scheduler failed to refer him promptly to specialized care for melanoma. Read more here: http://www.thenewstribune.com/2015/01/24/3603545_va-settles-for-nearly-1-million.html?rh=1#storylink=cpy0 votes16 answers
Long story short if possible , took husband to VA ER for his ptsd his Dr called and said a bed had cleared and to bring him the ER was aware and a certificate of need was already in place. At one point I was made to leave him ( never before have I ever been told I couldn't be with him in ER) when they let me back in I was informed a va police officer had slapped him across the face bloodying his nose. When I asked about filing a complaint I received the run around for about 10 days . In the mean time this officer issued John 4 federal citations including assault on an officer. I filed a complaint with OIG witness statements prove my husband never even made a move to …0 votes14 answers
http://www.disabledveterans.org/2017/03/07/veteran-wins-2-5m-prostate-cancer-case/0 votes0 answers
Your advice in the past has helped tremendously and I thank you for that. I now need your guidance once again. On Friday December 2nd, 2016 I went to the VA outpatient clinic in Knoxville, TN for a follow up on, what I thought at the time, was an sprained ankle. My Primary care manager never asked about my ankle but went straight into questions about my depression and PTSD. This immediately puts me in a negative thought pattern mode and she recognizes this and continues further with questions if I want to harm myself. I answer "no" to all questions about harming myself or anyone else at any time. I also answer questions about my past suicidal attempts, which happen…0 votes3 answers
Is the VAMC responsible for treating a veteran spouse for major medical issues and then close all the speciality clinics and no follow up after care/Rehab...and now because of this her health has deteriorated badly. can the VA be held responsible? With my spouse its like the VA does treat her for a major medical issue but refuse the after care and rehab, they did this with her triple heart by pass and her wound got infected after they sent her home we went back to the VAMC and the surgeon that did her heart surgery was on the heart floor he seen her and took her in a room with a nurse the Dr had the nurse to go get a pair of scissors and he cut her wound o…0 votes12 answers
I posted a little about this in another forum but it was structured as a question about my C&P so some of this may be a repeat for the frequent visitors. I had my C&P exam at the end of April. At that exam they asked if I had ever been depressed or seen a mental health professional. I said yes to both but that I had never been diagnosed with depression. I had seen a mental health professional back in 2012 when I was trying to get my chronic pain diagnosed (while I was Active Duty). It was basically an appointment to determine if my pain was "all in my head". That C & P examiner put in a request for a mental health exam. I got the appointment letter in th…0 votes3 answers
Is a medical records violation tort worthy?0 votes1 answer
This is the same reporter who called me last year, interested in NY VA malpractice issues. I was the only FTCA case here in NY that I had documentation on so I didn't want to let him use solely my story..it will be in my book anyhow.... http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/legal-settlements-veterans-affairs-triple-article-1.2654179 His focus was solely on NY FTCA - VA cases and all I could do is give him some tips because these settlements are very well hidden by the VA. No one here responded as a NYer with a FTCA issue when he asked me to post his contact info here. He and another reporter found some large cases but they do not reveal how muc…0 votes3 answers
We closed the notice for request 1. VA message states Closed the for Request 1 or 2 or some #. What does it mean?
It is a status message that doesn't tell you where your claim is in the process.
Question Posed: So my appeal was closed on July 15. I haven’t received my letter yet, but under the issues tab on va.gov, where it used to say the items I was appealing, it now says “compensation issue.” Is that normally what it says just when they close the review? Has anyone seen any other terminology in that section?
Compensation issue simply means your claim is for disability compensation as opposed to some other kind of claim Maybe an upgrade for discharge for example. Most claims that are submitted are designated compensation issues. Nothing to worry about.
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