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Bladder Cancer and Stoma

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I have recently placed a claim for bladder cancer where I had my bladder removed.  I have stoma and bag that collect urine.  I have plenty of data from military and civilian doctors who state it is likely from Gulf War service.   For some reason VA is pushing back on %.  Anyone have any experience on what code and % used to determine compensation for the stoma and loss of bladder?  

 

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These older BVA decisions shows some bladder cancer ratings:

http://www.va.gov/vetapp05/files4/0522396.txt

http://www.va.gov/vetapp08/files2/0813310.txt

But I suggest you go to the VA Schedule of Ratings here at hadit to determine, from the diagnostic codes, what your residuals involve.

"I have plenty of data from military and civilian doctors who state it is likely from Gulf War service. "

Do you mean these are medical opinions, they (military and civilian doctors ) actually based on your specific SMRs,and they have written their opinions for you with a full medical rationale, or are these opinions from articles on the internet?

 

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