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    When a Veteran starts considering whether or not to file a VA Disability Claim, there are a lot of questions that he or she tends to ask. Over the last 10 years, the following are the 14 most common basic questions I am asked about ...
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  • Can a 100 percent Disabled Veteran Work and Earn an Income?

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    You’ve just been rated 100% disabled by the Veterans Affairs. After the excitement of finally having the rating you deserve wears off, you start asking questions. One of the first questions that you might ask is this: It’s a legitimate question – rare is the Veteran that finds themselves sitting on the couch eating bon-bons … Continue reading

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I Can't Believe This!

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Here is a small paragraph from a VA.org article on colonoscopy procedures at VA hospitals.

The problems came to light Monday, when the Miami VA notified about 3,260 patients who received colonoscopies between May 2004 and March 12 of this year that they may have been exposed to hepatitis B, hepatitis C or HIV.

This is not true, I had a colonoscopy last year and was never notified or warned or anything. I'm pissed about this and worried. I've had plenty of labs done since then, so I am assuming that I am okay. I am wondering if I should run this up the chain of command and make some noise. It seems odd that I was not notified. Are they hiding something? I'm afraid to even say anything to my wife.

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In a word (or 2)....Hell Yes! Make noise!!!!! Of course they are covering this up. It's the VA.

Make an appt with your PCP and demand to be tested ASAP!

And I'd say you have to tell your wife....she needs to know.

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Rattle their cage!!! What has happened is another example of the governments incompancy to have qualified personnel and the proper safeguards in place.

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