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Denied Sc For Multiple Sclerosis Any Information

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Before you jump into an IMO, could you provide a bit more information?

1. Why was service connection for MS denied? What was the verbiage in the Reasons For Decision section of the Rating Decision?

2. When did you separate from Active Duty?

3. Do you have a confirmed diagnosis of MS?

4. When were you diagnosed with MS?

5. After separation from Active Duty and before the diagnosis of MS, did you have any medical treatment for "strange" neurological problems? If there was no treatment, do you have other objective evidence of some sort of strange neurological problem?

i am at the first denial stage for ms, i know about dr. bash are there any other imo doctors out there with experience at va protocol

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There are other IMO doctors out there, familiar with VA protocol bu Dr. Bash, as an MS patient himself, in my opinion, is the best bet for opining on this disability.

As a NeuoRadiologist he also is familiar with MRI results that could be critical to MS claims.

Although MS has a seven year presumptive period it often takes buddy statements as evidence of symtomatology of MS,along with medical evidence, to get service connection based on the MS presumptive period.

I used Dr bash for 2 IMOs and then I contacted a forensic pathology firm,

http://www.legalmed1.com/

Their opinion fee was slightly less than Dr. Bash's but I never got it as I was awarded based oh the IMOs I already had.

(2 from Dr. Bash and a freeby from a former VA doctor)

When the legalmed company above found out I had my award and the IMO had not been prepared yet, they refunded over half of my fee.

I felt they were very professional in finding the Cardio doctor I needed and I was surprised that they refunded the partial fee.

Then again I don't know what the opinion would have been but I did a run down on the cardio they picked and he was Top Notch.

GRADUATE ! Nov 2nd 2007 American Military University !

When thousands of Americans faced annihilation in the 1800s Chief

Osceola's response to his people, the Seminoles, was

simply "They(the US Army)have guns, but so do we."

Sameo to us -They (VA) have 38 CFR ,38 USC, and M21-1- but so do we.

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http://www.va.gov/ve...es4/1038254.txt

This BVA case show exactly what I mean about symptomatology.

The veteran had considerable lay evidence to include a buddy statement from a squadron member he served with, that BVA deemed as credible testimony as to his earliest symptoms of MS.

It is one of the best MS awards at the BVA, due solely to the veteran's proactive way of seeking evidence to support his claim, to prove his MS fell into the MS presumptive period, at least at a 10% level of disability.

With his SSA award for MS, the VA should grant this vet 100% SC.

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GRADUATE ! Nov 2nd 2007 American Military University !

When thousands of Americans faced annihilation in the 1800s Chief

Osceola's response to his people, the Seminoles, was

simply "They(the US Army)have guns, but so do we."

Sameo to us -They (VA) have 38 CFR ,38 USC, and M21-1- but so do we.

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