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Question? And A Apology!


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Hello all, Tbird was very kind and reenstated me..I want to apologize to all of you for my behavior several years ago. I was having bad time and couldn't get my head out of my butt...Alll is well now. thank God!!!!!

Now for my question:: I lost a good friend last week. For several years I had tried to get him to go to VA for help but he was one of those that didn't want to government envolved in his life. He was a VN Vet 67-68. A grunt. He had a heart attack on a Friday and was passed on Sunday. But while they were trying to revive him on sunday they discovered he had a tumor in his chest and was tring to draw fluid from it when he passed...Pressing against his heart and lungs they would not work properly. As of Tuesday some of the test still were not back.

He had also told his wife he had cancer about a month ago...How he knew no body knows,,,If she can prove the Tumor and cancer were AO related can she file a claim in his behalf for widow's benefits...He left her with nothing.

Thanks and again I'm sorry for my past actions and you won't see that kind of crap again..Wayne

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there was no autospy done. They found this when they were trying to put a tube down his throat and couldnt get it to pass. the fluid the got was blood. Thats when the DR said it was cancer and a tumor..Cancer and heart attack was the cause of death on his Death Certificate...They are getting the hospital records now...What all would she be entitled to...

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It would be alot easier for the widow to use IHD as the cause of death if he had a heart attack.

The cancer AO claims can be a real bear.

She needs to file it quickly.

J

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This is why every veteran should be autopsied.

“_there was no autospy done. They found this when they were trying to put a tube down his throat and couldnt get it to pass. the fluid the got was blood. Thats when the DR said it was cancer and a tumor..Cancer and heart attack was the cause of death on his Death Certificate...They are getting the hospital records now...What all would she be entitled to... “

I foresee problems here for any potential IHD claim.

Then again, she needs all VA records, all records from this hospital that intubated him, and all other private medical records.

Something seems very odd about what you posted here ,in my opinion.

Welcome back to hadit Bandit.

Can the widow join us here?

A lot gets lost in translation when third party friends try to help for DIC claims.

It appears that she would be eligible for a war time death pension.

The 21-534 DIC application would cover that as well as a DIC claim.

I am absolutely baffled as to why no autopsy was done on this veteran. This sounds like a very unusual unforeseen incident,

"Thats when the DR said it was cancer and a tumor."

That sounds like the way VA doctors speculate,in my opinion. The records will reveal more info.

Was he in a VAMC when he died?

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