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I had a DRO hearing in august. B4 it started I asked the Hearin Officer if I could record it (which I knew by law I could) he said yes but I dont know why you need to do that we are doing it, I said because I have a real bad memory due to my MDD, and meds I take he said ok. I got the transcript and I started reading and started saying to my self I didnt say that. I read the whole thing, I then got my recording which my mini digital recorder records in mp3 format. So I started playing it while reading found every mistake ( I mean major mistakes like me saying nerve root compression and them changing it to vertabra compression, they did that on two occasions, the used the word surgical instead of cervical...............Geez Louise I have never seen such sloppy administrative work as what comes out of that VARO. That is what has caused all my problems the inability to follow regulations and do accurate work. If that was fixed the VA would be a better place.

I wrote up the mistakes and emailed them and the mp3 to my DVA rep who is gonna pass it to the hearing officer.

LESSON TO ALL YOU GRASSHOPPERS OUT THERE TAPE YOUR HEARINGS !!!!!

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My basic impression of the written transcript transcribed is the transcriber could not spell or use proper diction or grammar and it had many misunderstandings and in reality was not accurate. In other words it was a shoddy product

Taping your Hearing or encounters with the VA is a good idea.

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It would be interesting to do a study on recordings & transcrips & compare them with what veterans record.

You may discover those so called errors are intentional.

I've also heard it refered too as "salting a claim".

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Hence part of the reason I'm reluctant to have a hearing.........

At least when I send in written evidence it is less likely (one can hope) to be misquoted. However, from what I've read here, they can just ignore evidence if they don't want to read it.

I've been up for days preparing for a Vocational Evaluation getting all my work history together. I am about to crash and just hope I'll be sane enough later this week to speak coherently to the doc doing the IMO write up for IU.

Thanks,

TS

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Even though they get it wrong cause they can't spell and do not know medical terminology I for the most part think mine was just mistakes in grammar and spelling and phrases and sometimes partial sentences I think it is adequate for government work and it is a record of sorts.

Without my hearings I would have made no progress at all.

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Line 14 the word surgical should be cervical

Line 32 Dr XXXXXXXX ordered another EMG and another MRI (3rd MRI)

Line 35 says I had vertebral compression, it should say nerve root

compression and should say that Dr XXXXXXXX reviwed the 3rd MRI.

3rd line from the bottom first word should be year not here

Page 7 Last paragraph vertebral compression should be nerve root compression

Page 8 last paragraph You are not having any problems with your left

is a question the doctor asked, there is no question mark

Page 11 3rd line "she went back" should say "If you go back"

Page 11 third paragraph after the words 14 days it should say NO DUTY

CHITS IN SMR

Page 13 4th paragraph last sentence should say "there is anything

there more than I wish for C&P Purposes.

Page 14 2nd paragraph 2nd to the last sentence should say VA's duty to

file inferred claims for those.

Page 19 First paragraph 3rd sentence should say I had a sleep study,

then I had a CPAP sleep study.

Page 19 last paragraph first sentence should state "Dr XXXX was

remiss in her duties" not was missing her duties

Page 20 first line should state I have been treated, I have been schooled.

these are the important mistakes, there are plenty more that are not important. The sloppyness of the entire process concerning my claim is freaking unbeleivable. I guess when I write it all up for the Class Action Suit it will be amazing on just the administrative mistakes alone.

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