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  1. Hi Berta,

    Thank you for all you do for Veterans, I am wondering if you could address this. I am helping my husband with his claims and pending appeals. He has a multitude of issues following a debilitating hemmorhagic stroke in 2008. We got his service records over 5 different requests that provided his service medical treatement records and service records, I had an IMO done for him with his medical records and his personal records. The STR show he had an elevate BP at entry of 140/90 which was very high for someone 22resting. After ecercise it was 148/94. it continured over the years and for any years the docs kepot telling him diet and exercise which he did do all the time. In fact he was riding his bike as usual, when he collapsed. His BP has gone as high as 193/100 or more on occassions, In 2004 long before the stroke he was diagnosed with COPD, even though he never smoked, He has gone 2 times in service to the dispensary but dont know what for, since there are no records, He says because the pesticide fumes made him sick that they were spraying in the facilities and around the base. I see a Dispensary notation but no records in his C file. Also no records on injections they gave, Just that he was there. His dental records are there, and his eye glass records but not the 2 visits that are showing. Also found a record of his hand injury and sutures. At discharge the record shows nothing other than a lower BP reading,and 0's accross the audiogram( he says he never had an exam) and to boot I found in the C file a lab document showing a retake of a urine with a Creatinine of 1.4 (Kidney disease?) I asked the Army for records they insisted they had none on pesticides. I did my own digging found a retired COL. who was Chief of Environmental Command there and he told me they were spraying in 1962-1963 Diazinon. Mallathion,Chlordane, DDT, Lindane, Nicotine Sulfate, 2,4,5,-T along with 2,4,D. He put that in writing, I also searched further found out that the baserecieved a shipment of Phosgene and it was just before his arrival. They had a chemical weapons training field they had used land mines filled with mustard in the 40s that they used for training, And then I got the Industrial Hygiene Surveys that ran from 1956. all which confirmed heavy carbon monoxide levels in training facilities (and in tank exhaust) along with none other IH concern about the pesticides which were sprayed by 5-8 men, 8hrs per day from April until October, IMO doc issued the following report: I could not get the name to redact so I have just ssent it to you in whole, If you can change it there I would appreciate it. My system is old, and my scanner just files it as is. At any rate I am wondering your opinion on this case now, All have been sent to VADr Ellis MD Nexus Letter Nov 20 2015 (3) - Copy.jpgDr Ellis MD Nexus Letter Nov 20 2015 (3) - Copy.jpgDr Ellis MD Nexus Letter Nov 20 2015 (4) - Copy.jpgDr Ellis MD Nexus Letter Nov 20 2015 (4) - Copy.jpgDr Ellis MD Nexus Letter Nov 20 2015 (5) - Copy.jpg


    Dr Ellis MD Nexus Letter Nov 20 2015 (2) - Copy.jpg

    1. Berta


      I don't feel Dr. Ellis's  medical rationale is strong enough for some of these issues.

      Did he fully opine on the MRI of the CVA?

      Did he rule out ischemic heart disease as potential cause of stroke?

      Or transcient ischemia due to diabetes causing stroke?

      In case the stroke was not hemorrhage at all but instead ischemic ....a mistake VA made when they initially diagnosed my husband's stroke.

      HBP can contribute to stroke as my recent CUE 1151 award reveals. But I don't think that evidence would help you.

      I think you should post in the main forum where others can also opine on this. I hardly ever read anything in my profile,except to find my last posts.

      We would need to see what his SC ratings are now and what for, as well as a  copy of any denials he received that are being appealed.The C file, name ,address ect. can be covered prior to scanning and attaching to a post in the main forum.

      A copy of the C & P exams would be good too. in the public forum....where more can opine on all this.


    2. lfredrick123


      Thanks Berta, I will post and make sure the evidence supports this info.

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