Thank you for your replies!
When I first filed, I was told by the VSO that I could not file against Univ of MO and found out 2 years later that I could and/or should. The two year filing limit was already up.
I couldn't get an outside opinion because of the complexities of the case. I had a knee replacement that went horribly wrong. The VA worked on it until they had it beyond their capabilities to make it right. They referred me to Univ of MO. I ended up having 4 knee revisions and finally an amputation. Three of those surgeries were within 6 months. I am trying to prove the fact that the damage was started at the VA but since the amputation was because of an infection, they are denying it. They assume I contracted the infection at Univ of MO. Since the VA is an educational partner with Univ of MO I never would have thought that the VA would not be responsible. I ended up with metal from my hip to my ankle and was very unstable before the infection showed up. I feel like most of the reviewers of my case assume that the first revision took place because of an infection.
The latest denial included the same law that Buck52 pointed out. I don't have a way of scanning it. It says that I would prevail if the damage was at a VA facility. Isn't the VA essentially furnishing care if they pay for it?
This is so complicated. I have a hearing with a DRO on Dec 14 and then it's on to the court. I have never been able to meet with my rep from DAV and he doesn't talk much on the phone. He wants to spend 30 minutes with me before the hearing and that's it.
What is an IME/IMO?