Strengthening your VA Disability appeal

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Learn what to address in your VA disability appeal, the best evidence to include, how to be sure the VA applied the correct rating, and other important filing details.

You can appeal your VA disability decision for any reason, within one year. Three common points of appeal are:

  1. dispute over the existence of a disability;
  2. whether the disability was connected to your military service, or
  3. the level of disability.

What to include in an appeal
Consider carefully the reason for the denial or disagreement and target your appeal to include as much evidence as you can on that issue. If you agree with part of the VA’s decision, there’s no need to go over those issues again. Be specific about what it is you disagree with.

Think about the best kind of evidence to address the VA’s denial or concerns. For example, if the VA acknowledges your disability but disputes that it was connected to your military service, seek out a medical opinion showing the connection. Or, you may need what are called “buddy statements” from fellow veterans who served with you who can document your experience.

If the dispute is over whether you have a disability, consider additional evidence that can be persuasive. This might include new details of your treatment since the initial application. Request the actual treatment records from your doctors, if they weren’t submitted with your original claim. Actual treatment records can provide more powerful evidence than a doctor’s summary of your condition.

If you want to challenge the rating assigned to your VA disability, we suggest that you secure your medical treatment records and copies of any doctors’ reports. If you believe the reports don’t describe your condition accurately, you can request a re-exam if it was a VA doctor. You can also be evaluated by a private doctor and use that doctor’s report as the basis for requesting a re-exam.

You may also want to consult the published Schedule for Rating Disabilities to clarify whether the VA applied the correct rating to your stated medical condition.

Always be sure to include any evidence requested by the VA. The VA recommends including as much detail as possible. For example, for any doctors that treated your condition, include their names, the date of treatment, and full contact information.

Filing details
You can request that your local VA office review additional evidence first. If, after reviewing the evidence, they still don’t allow your claim – you can then appeal to the Board of Appeals.

Be aware that if you want new evidence sent directly to the Board without your local VA office seeing it, you need to specify that you waive the option of having it sent first to the local office. If you don’t specify this, the new evidence may get sent back to your local office and cause further delays.

Keep in mind that the appeal process is only for addressing the decision on your recent VA disability claim. This is not the venue to introduce evidence about brand new disability claims.

Do file both your notice of appeal (Notice of Disagreement) and VA Form 9 (Substantive Appeal Form) as soon as you can. The VA is already having a problem with backlogs in resolving claims and appeals, so it’s in your interest to reduce any delays on your end.

Most people use representatives
A study by the Institute for Defense Analysis found that veterans who applied without any help were less likely to have their VA disability claims approved. While you can apply and appeal on your own, most experts recommend against it.

The VA requires a lot of technical, detailed information to document your disability, its relation to your service, and your disability rating. The ability to provide all of the information the VA requires, in a timely manner, can speed up the handling of your claim and appeal, and may make the difference between acceptance and denial.

You may hire a lawyer or agent to represent you. In certain cases, the help they can provide may be well worth it to you. Our article Can Veterans disability lawyers help? explains how attorneys can help you with your appeal.

Strengthening your VA Disability appeal
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  • Dear Max,

    You have the option to file an appeal from an adverse determination. You will need to produce the specific medical records that substantiate your contentions that injuries occurred to you during the period you served in the military.

    Sincerely,
    Craig L. Ames
    Accredited VA Attorney

  • Dear Stephen,

    First, since you had representation by an attorney, that attorney is in the best position to advise you since the attorney has the case history. Second, the decision maker may have issued a ruling based upon only those records within the case file. The case file may not contain all your military records. Thus, if you have additional records not listed in the decision letter, those can be filed with the VA in an appeal, so long as the appeal is filed timely.

    Sincerely,
    Craig L. Ames
    Accredited VA Attorney

  • Dear Stephan,

    I am not certain what your question is related to a C&P exam. Generally speaking, a veteran has a continuing duty of cooperating with the VA whenever there is an award of compensation benefits. The veteran is subject to ongoing C&P examinations because a veteran may recover from a disabling medical condition. The condition can worsen over time or it may lessen over time. As a result, the VA may reassess the disability in its entirety. The rating can be eliminated, increased or decreased. It is a matter of medical evaluation which the VA routinely does audit.

    Sincerely,
    Craig L. Ames
    Accredited VA Attorney

  • Dear John,

    If you have not filed your response to a claim denial within the one-year time period, you will need to file a new claim. A new claim starts the claim process over again.

    Sincerely,
    Craig L. Ames
    Accredited VA Attorney

  • Dear Josh,

    A veteran can always file an appeal to a claim denial. One does so by filing a Notice of Disagreement. The NOD must be filed within one year of the denial letter.

    In your situation, your claim was not denied. Rather, the VA found you have related in-service ratings, but the rating is evaluated at zero (0%) percentage. This means the VA agrees that you have additional in-service medical issues but they do not rise to a combined amount to move your disability rating from 90% to 100%. You will need new evidence to prove an increase to 100%.

    Sincerely,
    Craig L. Ames
    Accredited VA Attorney

  • Dear Diego,

    The answer to this simple question is complex. There are many points to take into consideration when you have decided to file an appeal of a VA claim denial to the Board of Veterans Appeals (BVA).

    The filing of a formal appeal is at a minimum a three-step process.

    First, the veteran must file a written Notice of Disagreement (NOD). The NOD must be filed within one year of the date the VA issued its written denial letter to the veteran.

    Next, the VA will review the NOD and prepare a Statement of the Case (SOC). Due to the amount of claims appealed by veterans, the SOC often takes up to a year or longer for the VA to prepare and send it to the veteran.

    Once the SOC is received by the veteran, then the veteran must file what is known as a substantive appeal. This means that the claimant has sixty days or the remainder of the one-year appeal period, whichever is later, to submit VA Form 9 to the BVA.

    A Supplemental Statement of the Case (SSOC) will be sent to the veteran if additional evidence is considered after the original SOC has been prepared and provided to the claimant. If the original appeal period had not expired when the additional evidence was considered, the claimant is provided another VA Form 9. The claimant is provided with another sixty days or to the end of the appeal period, whichever is later, for the response.

    The BVA will process the appeal in the order it is received in most cases. Due to the backlog of appeals pending with the BVA, a decision will typical take more than one year from the date of receipt.

    As a result of all the steps involved in filing an appeal, most BVA decisions are not issued for two years or well more after the original VA denial letter was issued.

    Finally, be aware that a BVA appeal is a de novo review. This means the matter is decided by a three judge panel headquartered in the Washington D.C. suburbs. The judges may increase the benefit rating determination, leave the rating as is, reverse the award, or remand (send back) the case back to the VA Regional Office for reconsideration of its original decision.

    Sincerely,
    Craig L. Ames

  • Dear Robert,

    There is no concept as a VA-approved independent doctor. All doctors (i.e. medically licensed physicians) can render a third-party independent medical opinion. Check out the specialists in your community and find a physician who is agreeable to conducting an appropriate medical examination and evaluation of your physical or mental conditions. For a fee that physician may be inclined to write a medical opinion which you can submit as evidence to the VA.

    Sincerely,
    Craig L. Ames
    Accredited VA Attorney

  • andrew

    I refiled and was medically hon.discharged in the late 80 ‘s.my dd-214 specifically states I could have received compensation ,but declined it at this time.like I did!STUPID!i am now fighting through the appeal process I sent letters from private nuero,pain orthopedic,and I have serious back problems.i have American legion helping me should I get dav or someone else.i was #1 in boot ,a school and have letters of commendation ,promoted to e-4 after 7 months service.any advice because ,the military did cause allmy problems which continue to get worse all doctor assessments correlate a direct link to the military duty which 7 opinions state due to sctive military service .PLEASE ADVSE.THANK YOU

    • Kay Derochie

      Dear Andrew,

      Since you are working with the American Legion on your compensation claim and it is a free service, I suggest you continue to work with them. If your claim is denied, then consider having a local VA accredited attorney review the merits of your claim.

      Sincerely,
      Craig L. Ames
      Accredited VA Attorney

  • tom

    I just received a letter from the VA claiming they will not be increasing my percentage. I had an appointment to get my neck and my back checked out because its gotten progressively worse and im only 25. I have pinched nerves in my neck and back and I was only given 10% for my neck and 10% for my back. my objective was to get an MRI done so I can at least prove the pinched nerves but they told me an Xray need to be done first. After the Xray they never set me up for an MRI they just sent me a decision letter saying they are not going to raise the percentage. Now im guessing I need to appeal because I feel like the Xray didn’t provide any proof of my pinched nerves . what do I need to do to get a re exam and have the MRI be my evidence of pain? How do I even set up an MRI?

    • Kay Derochie

      Dear Tom,

      The VA is not in the business of ordering tests to prove a claim. If you want to be proactive, go to a private medical clinic or doctor and pay for a consultation. The doctor will determine if a MRI is indicated. But, you will need to have private insurance for this test or be prepared to pay for it out-of-pocket.

      Sincerely,
      Craig L. Ames
      Accredited VA Attorney

  • Francisco Ortega

    As per e-benefits my appeal was complete on Sept. 12, 2016 and is under review. i just wonder why i haven’t received any written communication by mail. How much longer (average) until final disposition is received by VA. Thanks.

    • Kay Derochie

      Dear Francisco,

      It is impossible to predict how long it takes to final a VA determination letter. The VA is a huge agency which moves at a slow pace. There are at least thre main divisions within the agency that a claim must flow through before a decision is issued. It can takes years.

      Sincerely,
      Craig L. Ames
      Accredited VA Attorney

  • Mathew Carden

    Filled a claim in 2014. Just finally got my QTC appointment done in july. Three days after that recived a call from the DRO from the regional office in maine when my regional office is roanoke. He stated he had finished my rating but needed a few thing to finish my appeal compmetely sent him everything in august havent heard anything from va. I called last week only to be told by the CSR that she couldnt see where my appeal was being handled by a DRO that in her system it said it was being done under the tradional appeal process. Asked to have a supervisor call me back he saw the dro info i asked him to send a botice i wanted to be contacted again still have not heard back. They say typical appeal time for my regional office is 475 days if that was the case then why isnt it done yet and why was it sent to another office whose typical time is 250 days im sitti g at roughly 850 days. Filed a claim to add my arthritis and another issue and i have my QTC appointment for that saturday and claim finish dates are the 29th of oct this year or january 24th of next year how can my appeal take longer than a damn claim

    • Kay Derochie

      Dear Matthew,

      A formal claim appeal is similar to filing a lawsuit against the federal government even though a VA claim is not supposed to be an adversarial process. What the VA is telling you is typical. It may takes years to completely adjudicate your claim. I suggest you seek out the services of a VA accredited attorney to prosecute your claim on your behalf. In the alternate you might want to check with a local VA not-for-profit agency like the American Legion or DAV to help you.

      Sincerely,
      Craig L. Ames
      Accredited VA Attorney

  • Joel

    I was just denied Benefits, Worked as Nuclear Weapons Specialist in Germany 78-81. Now I have Heart and Kidney Disease and Esophagus Problems. Site was Closed down in 1993. I feel problems came from Radiation Exposure in Service. No protection was used except gloves. Going to Appeal , Going to hire attorney. Thanks

  • Robert

    I am a veteran who was medically discharged for a couple of reasons, one being two herniated discs. I filed a new claim with the VA, who then set me up with a re evaluation appointment. The Dr. even told me he didnt understand why the VA sent me to him without any medical records to compare my conditions to. I then got a letter from the VA saying my rating is being lowered due to improvement in my lower back. Im extremly aggrevated with this decision based on the fact the Dr had none of my medical records. I went to a VSR through the Military Order of the Purple Heart to help with my appeal. The gentleman there told me he would help me out. He claimed to have sent an appeal letter to the VA, only to find out about a month and a half later that the VA had nothing on file in regard to the matter. After a multitude of calls and emails the VSR never got back in touch with me. I called the local MOPH commander who said he would speak to the man to figure out what was going on. Suprisingly he did the same thing, never heard back from him. Im at my wit’s end trying to get help with the VA. I also asked for help getting my appointments rescheduled for my new claim since i missed my appointments, as i just lost my home, car, and job. This he did not do aswell, any advice, help, or support would be greatly welcomed.

    • Kay Derochie

      Dear Robert,

      You have a complex fact scenario. You should consider seeking out the services of a non-profit veterans association who can help you sort this claim out without charge to you. For example, I suggest you contact the American Legion or the Disabled American Veterans. If your claim might be too complex for them to provide substantive assistance, you should consider engaging the services of a accredited VA attorney in the area in which you live. You can find a list of such attorneys on the VA website.

      Sincerely,
      Craig L. Ames
      Accredited VA Attorney

  • barry Needham

    I was given 0 percent for my foot surgery in service, 50 percent ptsd, Lung problem denied, appeal form 9 sent in 3 yrs ago, iv e recently been diag with sleep apnea needing machine. Do I need to start a new claim for that and unemployability ? Or no ? I requested hearing by tv on my old claim/appeal

    • Kay Derochie

      Dear Barry,

      The decision to file a formal appeal is a complex legal problem. Unless you know the federal law and are experienced in trial court proceedings, you may want to consider engaging the services of an accredited VA attorney who is versed in proving the merits of a VA compensation claim.

      Sincerely,
      Craig L. Ames
      Accredited VA Attorney

  • Todd

    I have been given a 20% for a broken L4/L5 from my sixth combat tour, while under fire I lifted a .50cal on my own and it was documented in my file as a slipped disc (different medical terminology). A couple years ago they sent me to a neurosurgeon and he xrayed etc and said it was a broken l4/l5. He said he could perform the surgery but I would guaranteed to be out of work 6-12 months minimum (which I can’t do since I am the main and only provider for my family), and that he could not guarantee that it would even improve my quality of life. I have a lump on my back that he said was a result of my back that is about constantly 1/2 inch to 3/4 inch above my normal level of back. I can’t carry my toddler daughters more than a few mins without pain, I can’t even bend down properly to put my shoes on anymore. My range of motion and pain levels have progressively gotten worse over the years, but I don’t see a point in a surgery where the doctor himself doesn’t think will improve much. I have refiled 2 more times since my original file (I recently learned I am supposed to appeal, not just refile, so I appealed the last decision this time) and they will not budge on the 20%. I am at a loss at this point. I am also in the process of requesting my file from the National Personnel Records Center because the VA has told me time and time again parts of my file are missing and they actually only have one of my six combat tours and a total of 3 of my 12 years served. It’s been very discouraging dealing with the VA because at the same time they have my education benefits at 80/20 when I rightfully should be at 100%

    • Kay Derochie

      Dear Todd,

      If you have a question and post it, I will forward it to an accredited VA attorney to respond.

      Sincerely,
      Kay

  • MX Ritchie

    I received final disability rating of 70% for various issues. I was involved in a motorcycle accident while on active duty and suffered dislocated elbow, radial head fracture and torn ligaments. I was licensed, insured, wearing all the PPE and no drugs, alcohol or negligence was a factor in the accident. It was deemed “not service connected”
    I have pain and limited range of motion in the elbow today. The VA stated my broken arm suffered at age 13 is the reason for my elbow pain thus making it a preexisting injury. The fracture at age 13 was near the wrist and healed fine (no surgeries) and motorcycle accident injury fracture was at the radial head which is attached to the elbow. Should I appeal the VA’s finding on my elbow?

    • Kay Derochie

      Dear Ritchie,

      A veteran may file an appeal if the veteran disagrees in whole or in part with a written determination made by the VA. You will need to provide medical-legal proof that your current medical disorder directly links to military service rather than be an ongoing series of events which are not service connected.

      Sincerely,
      Craig L. Ames
      Accredited VA Attorney

  • Travis

    I was recently given a rating of 10% for tenittis in my ear, and 0% for hearing loss which both the VA recorded as service related. I am about to request an appeal about the hearing loss. The hearing loss is heavily documented in my military medical records as I was on a profile for my hearing. What can I expect to have to prove or provide for the appeal?

    • Kay Derochie

      Dear Travis,

      Proof of a hearing loss involves much more than a copy of your military medical records. You need to show that you currently have a hearing loss. The only way to prove this is to have a professional audiologist run a series of hearing tests and have the results conclusively demonstrate the amount of loss for each ear. You can submit that proof of hearing loss currently to the VA.

      Sincerely,
      Craig L. Ames
      Accredited VA Attorney

  • Marine Robertson

    It’s been over a year since I was given a disability rating from the VA. I wanted to appeal their decision on the percentage but was told by a friend(no longer my friend) that they wouldn’t increase it. Now my condition is far worse than before and I stay in constant pain! I need to know, since it’s been more than a year, can I file for a higher rating?

    Thanks for any advice you can offer.

    • Kay Derochie

      Dear Marine Robertson,

      Yes, you can always file a “new claim”. Since you did not file an appeal or affirmative response disagreeing with the rating, you have abandoned your claim. Thus, the VA has closed your claim file. You must start all over again with a new claim filing. Whether or not your claim has merit is a different issue. Your claim must involve a significant medically verified written opinion of an increased rating.

      Sincerely,
      Craig L. Ames
      Accredited VA Attorney

  • Donald Van Steinburg

    Hello- Its been 40 year’s since active duty at time was honorably discharged for medical reason and such was 8 mnths short of listed 3 years as enlisted for – I was not discharged on dd214 form as medical discharge just simply discharged – I 7 year’s later became hospitalized county for same symptoms I was discharged for in military- I was than isued approval for SSA disability in full and now many years later found medical record of active duty time and discharge being implemented at the time- I was denied by VA for compensation being I had no record of illness during time of service that said notice of disagreement filed 2 years ago military medical file of same symptoms as I am on SSA for filed 1 year ago with the VA – Its been over 370 day’s I am told by VA no further evidence needed however I havnt a clue if the all of it is being approved or again disapproved – The Va staff member as of lately explain by phone its not so much that it takes up to 370 days but it depending on the individuals circumstances – How long is to long it’s been 40 years *** ? Thnx for reading this ***

    • Kay Derochie

      Dear Donald,

      More than four million VA claims has been filed within the past year. There are more than 1.25 million claims in backlog status, so it is impossible to estimate the time delay in getting to your claim.

      Sincerely,
      Craig L. Ames
      Accredited VA Attorney

  • i receive 70% combat . its almost been 3 years that i have applied for a hearing to get 100% i have not been in the working capable for 10 years i need to know how to speed things up. some told me to find a concerned south sc senator. any info for this vietnam vet would really be helpful . thank you for serving seems purely lip service from the sc veterans affairs . AGAIN PLEASE HELP

    • Kay Derochie

      Dear Rick,

      The VA receives over 4 million claim applications annually from veterans. As a result, there is currently more than 1.5 million case backlog. That backlog is growing. The VA system is accordingly overwhelmed by the case load and there is no indications that the federal government is doing much to improve the claim process.

      Thus, we cannot provide you with any optimistic view as to how long your specific claim will take to process. Your experience is typical of the VA claim process.

      Sincerely,
      Craig L. Ames
      Accredited VA Attorney

      • George

        I was first awarded non-service connected for bipolar, I asked for another decision while seeking help and another diagnosis at another VA system. Was later changed to PTSD combat related and changed to 50% service connected, asked for another decision and was raised to 70, then asked a rating increase and was awarded 100, with back pay to the date they changed the diagnosis and the remainder will be looked at during the appeal hearing. Since they already changed their mistakes, will I still need to have the appeal hearing? And to add my congressman was essential in speeding and me getting such favorable decisions.

        • Kay Derochie

          Dear George,

          Please clarify before I forward your question to a VA attorney for response. What do you mean by “the remainder”? Was there some aspect of your claim that has not been corrected in your favor?

          Sincerely,
          Kay

  • Melvin Howard

    I was approved at a level of 20 percent for non- service connected benefits based on arthritis. They denied me for the type 2 sugar diabetes. Can I continue an appeal for service connected benefits. I was not in a combat zone.

    • Melvin Howard

      My percentage is based on the unemployability spin down .

    • Kay Derochie

      Dear Melvin,

      You will need to have direct evidence to prove you incurred an in-service medical condition or illness. You need to locate within your military records that you incurred diabetes while on active duty and that you were treated specifically for a diagnosed condition. Just because you did not serve in a combat zone does not mean there is no pathway to a claim. But, the medical condition if service connected is not presumptive but must be directly proven.

      Sincerely,
      Craig L. Ames
      Accredited VA Attorney

  • aj

    I recently filed a dispute of findings. I am trying to increase my ptsd from 30 to 50. They sent me a packet on how to proceed from the claim… but I am having a hard time fully understanding the information… part of the packet is a “decision review program request” asking if I want to participate in the drp or not… I an just lost… any thoughts on how I should proceed?

    • Kay Derochie

      Dear AJ,

      The VA laws and regulations are complex as are its rules of procedures. Unless you are willing to spend a lot of time attempting to read and digest the VA statutes and research them, I suggest you obtain the help of a professional for responding to a VA claim determination or contact an accredited attorney.

      Sincerely,
      Craig L. Ames
      Accredited VA Attorney

  • Marietta Torres

    Hello, I filed an appeal in 2011 for several disabilities that were denied. I just saw on EBenns that I was granted 100% on one of those back on March 25 2015. When I called they said they were still working on the other ones. I haven’t been able to work since before I filed my appeal. Will I receive a retro payment for the approved condition or do I have to wait for everything to be approved to receive the whole retro payment? Thanks in advance.

    • Kay Derochie

      Dear Marietta,

      You will need to have the VA issue a formal determination in a Notice of Benefits Award letter. Also the benefit paid, if any, dates back to the date the VA received your claim application.

      Sincerely,
      Craig L. Ames
      Accredited VA Attorney

  • Clifford A. Baker

    It’s been almost a year since I appealed my denial for benefits. Haven’t heard anything, except they say they cannot find any medical records of my accident. Please advise me of what to do next…..just keep waiting?

    • Kay Derochie

      Dear Clifford,

      Under federal law, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is required to find certain documents for you if you adequately identify the existence of those documents in your initial application. For disability claims, VA is also required to assemble medical information necessary to make a decision on a claim. This is known as a duty to assist.

      In practice, VA has difficulty in helping you find evidence for your claim. This is because of the huge backlog of claims already in the VA system. You can certainly submit an application without any corroborating evidence and the VA staff may get around to helping you assemble the evidence for your claim in a year or two or more. So it is always better for you to find your own information to speed up the time it takes to document your application. It is most likely that you will be asked by the VA to help locate information or identify issues that are not clear. Over time, you either don’t provide the information the VA is requesting or you don’t provide it in the form the VA is requesting. Once you stop responding, the VA will take what it has and no longer apply its duty to assist. Accordingly, it is better to be proactive and gather up all the evidence you can on your own.

      Sincerely,
      Craig L. Ames

  • I was give a SC rating of 10% for Lumbarosacral Strain. Treatment has been given for this. In addition during the exam it was noted Degeneration of Disc in L region L5,S1. But this was never applied by VA and I was young and ill informed.

    Forward years. Things have gotten worse, treatment included 5 different meds which failed, back brace, tens unit, land PT (failed), Aquadic (pool) PT (failed), now Chiro visits. (on going)

    Applied for increase in Feb 2014, awarded to 40%. 2.5 months later doctor changed finial statement at request of VA. VA now states DDD is cause more than Lumbar Strain. Back to 10% after 40% for only 10 months. Appeal started with DAV. Chiro Dr writing letter. And seeking outside Ortho doctor. Chrio x-rays now show L5,S1 and now L2,T9,T5,C5,C6 and is willing to state a direct connection.

    Research shows direct link per doctors.

    In addition, lower R-leg SC disability for injury and SC Paralysis of Sciatic Nerve. Both of which could have caused or manifested the DDD. VA refuses to change or acknowledge the Lumbar Strain (SC) “with” DDD even though It was present during first MRI and on every MRI.

    Question; Do I file a secondary claim for the DDD and go back to 1990’s ? Or options ??

    Any help or answers will be helpful to me.

    • Kay Derochie

      Dear Paul,

      I am wondering whether you have run your question by DAV? Although I am not necessarily recommending it, if you feel you are not getting the direction you need from DAV, you could disengage from their services and consult with another VA attorney. Should you decide to do this you can reach a knowledgeable VA attorney by calling Disability Advisor for a referral.

      Sincerely,
      Craig L. Ames
      Accredited VA Attorney

  • steven Washington

    1373 East Shaw Ct Ne
    Marietta, Ga. 30066
    I under stand their are new grounds to appeal a past denail . If the verteran can prove the decision had some groos errors. The Doctor that wrote my denial never examined me .he wrote the opinion from his office in Boston Ma. and I live in Atlanta , Ga. I never saw or talk to the person . what do you think about this.

    • ann novotny

      my husband joseph’s appeals were denied because the va in Lincoln ne. does not correctly put the right information and his medical diagnosis from doctors hospitals into consideration, that joseph’s illnesses were caused and aggravated by a wartime period which slowly manifested his medical conditions to deteriorate to the point of malnutrition and his lung cancer worsened 100% from 4 years of being bedridden. The last visit by ambulance the nurse on 6th floor overmedicated him with seoquil, and lorazepam,knowing his respiratory was failing and I had to call code blue for help where were the doctors the nurse never came down to room I had station nurse look up his records where he was not to be given this medications and she contacted Dr, Hollis at that time 2012. I want some answer I plan to pursue this national news or contact Capital Hill Officials for a televised hearing in regards to my husband who passed on 9-11-13 at home bedridden.

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