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Granted service connection for hemorrhagic stroke


Greetings! I was recently granted service connection for hemorrhagic stroke by the BVA.  My appeal was received Mar 2010 and granted 21 Apr 2021. How will that granted service connected claim be rated?
One Granted: Service connection hemorrhagic stroke
Three Remanded:
-Service connections Degenerative Arthritis
-Service connection Bunion
-Increased rating Diabetes
Two Denied:
-Increased rating -Lumbosacral or cervical stroke
- Increased rating, Sciatic nerve paralysis

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Welcome to hadit and congratulations on your win.  Your rating will be determined by the severity of your conditions.  Without knowing that, I wont speculate on your rating.  Strokes vary widely in se

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This BVA decision contains ratings for TIAs:


I dont think the TIA ratings have changed since 2015.

The veteran had evidence of Lacunar infarct, which can only be determined via a MRI or CT scan.

My husband had multiple TIAs a few years , misdiagnosed, before he had a full blown stroke,that the VA has misdiagnosed.

They never rated the TIAs, but it was part of my FTCA/1151 award, they went back to 1988, when I proved the TIAs first  occurred, but this was found to be , beginning in 1988, due to improperly treated and misdiagnosed  HBP.

It was not until 4 years later that VA did an MRI that revealed at that time multiple lacunar  infarcts ,as well as a full blown misdiagnosed stroke....and never tol me or the veteran how much brain damage he already had.

In a case of a hemorrhagic stroke- I dont know what MRI evidence would reveal.

I assume you have had an MRI of your brain. Do you have the results?

Also deficits of TIAs, and/or stroke depend on the area where the infarctions occurred.

For my FTCA/1151 claim, I used a diagram of a brain as to each part-and then did another diagram of brain that I indicated on it what deficits he had because of where the infarcts occurred.

I didn't have an IMO doctor but I think you might need an IMO/IME-to determine the residuals of the TIAs. They are easier to find today than when my husband died, in the days of a very limited internet.






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This article  and there are more on the internet , show what I mean.


Lacunar infarcts are also called ischemia - 

My husband also had AO IHD and AO DMII, that ischemia can cause.

The article mentions CT scan but his VA doctor misread the Ct scan and I contacted the doctors who read it in a different VAMC, from the nurses station- I was really pissed because the doctor told my husband  the CT scan revealed he would need brain surgery and they were going to send him to Syracuse VAMC for that.

It was that same day that I realized her original diagnosis and treatment  for his 2 week hospitalization had been completely wrong.

I am aware of neurology as to Brain Tumors, as my long ago deceased Army husband had a brain tumor- I told my husband this is Not a surgical situation, and a Syracuse VA doctor read the MRI over the phone to me.He was shocked that the  other doctor told the patient it was a surgical situation-

(but my husband thought maybe brain surgery would take away Vietnam.No, it wouldn't)




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