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bulldogpete

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I recently submitted my claim for the first time and I already have two letters from my doctors linking my current injuries to my accident in the military. I tend to worry about things, and I am already forming a game plan just in case they deny my claim the first time.

I am looking to get more letters completed by doctors. My current letters are written by doctors that currently treat me, I was wondering how you go about finding other doctors to review your medical file and write a letter.

Would I just research doctors in my areas that specialize in my medical conditions and then call up their office and ask if they can review my file/write a leter, or do only certain doctors give IMO's.

Any help is appreciated. I am wanting to stay on the defensive and I all the waiting around makes me feel like I am not doing anything to help my claim.

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Do your IMos contain the key wording and fulfill the IMO criteria here at hadit?

I would think just googling for specialists in the field of your disability would bring up links but you might try instead googling for forensic medical experts as they often provide IMOs.

My IMO from a forensic cardio expert (I didnt need it) cost less than the ones I had from Dr. Bash.

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Yes the two letters do list what is needed. Also, I was reviewing some of my medical records and found in the narrative portion, other doctors referred to my accident that occurred in the military and refer to the cervical fracture and other spinal injuries I sustained. They also stated I have been having problems since the accident. I hope this will be almost as good as a letter.

We will see, I am going to research some doctor's next week and continue debating on spending more money on nexus letters (money is tight)

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I recently submitted my claim for the first time and I already have two letters from my doctors linking my current injuries to my accident in the military.

bulldog,

Can you post exactly what the two letters from the doctors state to link your "current

injuries to my accident in the military".

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If you have two good letters you might just wait until you get a decision before getting more IMO's. If for some reason you don't get everything you want you can get the new IMO's to rebutt the VA's decision line by line. That is what I did over the period of a rating and two appeals. The VA is great at giving a partial grant of your disabilites. That is when getting new evidence really helps. The hard part is waiting.

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When I do decide to get another IMO, what is the best way to go about it. Do I just call them and ask if they will review my records and write an IMO?

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