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Nexus From A Retired Doctor


stanval

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Please help. I am a frequent reader of this site and seldom post. Thanks for your service and the wealth of information on this site.

Does it matter if a nexus letter is obtained from a retired doctor who is a friend. Person would give their medical opinion/ facts regarding some of these diseases being secondary to one another PTSD, hypertension, sleep apnea, kidney cancer and prostate cancer. Thanks.

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The doc would need some experience in these fields of disability and would need to provide a strong medical rationale for each nexus you need.

He/She should also have copies of any denials and copies of any C & P exams and your entire med recs.

The VA uses google these days to develop their C & P rationales sometimes and a good independent doc can do that as well, and find abstracts or treatises that could help support the claims and reference them in the opinion.

In our IMO forum (I will bump it up) is the IMO criteria and the wording that VA is familar with such as "at least as likely as not".

One C & P against a claim and one good IMO for the claim equals Relative Equipoise ( VAOLA for BOD Benefit of the Doubt)

and a BOD determination should award the claim.

(dont forget, VA owns the BOD scale and often kicks Blind Justice in the knee :wacko: so the VA side of the scale falls in their favor and those situations should be aggressively appealed.)

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