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Former VA Secretary Speaks Out on Burn Pit Exposure!

Former VA Secretary Speaks Out on Burn Pit Exposure!

Former VA Secretary Speaks out on Burn Pit Exposure! Former VA (Veteran’s Affairs) Secretary David Shulkin has reportedly told Fox News that he believes the Department of Veteran’s Affairs is not doing enough to help provide vital benefits to service members who are...

Over 40 Senators Push for Agent Orange Changes!

Over 40 Senators Push for Agent Orange Changes!

Over 40 Senators Push for Agent Orange Changes! This past Tuesday, Senator Jon Tester D-Mont., and over 40 other United States Senators sent letters to the leaders of the House and Senate Armed Services Committees urging them to add bladder cancer, hypothyroidism, and...

Jon Stewart Uses Platform to Shed Light on Burn Pit Exposure!

Jon Stewart Uses Platform to Shed Light on Burn Pit Exposure!

Jon Stewart Uses Platform to Shed Light on Burn Pit Exposure! Former host of Comedy Central television show, The Daily Show, Jon Stewart is using his platform as a celebrity to help bring attention to burn pit exposure, and how it’s negatively impacted so many United...

Bone Cement Knee Replacements: What You Need to Know!

Bone Cement Knee Replacements: What You Need to Know!

Bone Cement Knee Replacements: What You Need to Know! Among the many different medical issues that have, and currently still plague United States Veteran's, one of the most common are knee problems. As Veteran's Benefits attorneys, one question that we are asked the...

USPS Delays Leave Vet’s Medication in Limbo!

USPS Delays Leave Vet’s Medication in Limbo!

The United States Postal Service (USPS) has publicly announced that they will be halting any prescheduled service reductions and any of the other cost-cutting initiatives that were planned in direct response to the outpouring of support and frustration from the...

Trump Signs Two New Vet’s Support Bills

Trump Signs Two New Vet’s Support Bills

Trump Signs Two New Vet's Support Bills This past Saturday, President Donald J. Trump signed two bills into law that will work to broaden the options for troubled Veterans primarily within the legal system and expand a grant program circled around home renovations for...

The Most Common Questions Answered: Agent Orange

The Most Common Questions Answered: Agent Orange

The Most Common Questions Answered: Agent Orange It's incredibly sad, but unfortunately, many Veterans across the United States are suffering from what is more commonly known as 'silent wounds'. These are scars that they received when they were sadly exposed to...

‘Transparency & Fairness’ Coming to Vet’s Benefits

‘Transparency & Fairness’ Coming to Vet’s Benefits

'Transparency & Fairness' Coming to Vet's Benefits Rep., Elaine Luria, D-Virginia, and Congressman Andy Barr, of Kentucky, have decided to partner together to introduce the Veterans Benefits Fairness and Transparency Act. In a prepared statement, Luria noted that...

VA Plans to Develop New Diagnostic Code

VA Plans to Develop New Diagnostic Code

This week our guest blogger is Ryan Spencer, an attorney at Marcari, Russotto, Spencer & Balaban. Ryan Spencer is admitted to practice law in North Carolina. He graduated from Elon University School of Law and cum laude from North Carolina State University with a...

Fired VA Medical Employee Pleads Guilty to Murders of Veterans!

Fired VA Medical Employee Pleads Guilty to Murders of Veterans!

Fired VA Medical Employee Pleads Guilty to Murders of Veterans! Reta Mays, a former VA Medical employee, has now pleaded guilty to the murders of seven patients at the Louis A. Johnson VA Medical Center in Clarksburg, West Virginia. Mays, at her plea hearing, noted...

Veteran’s Affairs Approves Nearly 18,000 Blue Water Claims

Veteran’s Affairs Approves Nearly 18,000 Blue Water Claims

Veteran's Affairs Approves Nearly 18,000 Blue Water Claims Nearly one year after Congress and President Donald Trump granted Veterans Affairs benefits to sailors who served off the coast of Vietnam, the VA has granted nearly 18,000 claims. The Blue Water Navy Vietnam...

News: Unemployment Rate Among Vets Continues to Decrease

News: Unemployment Rate Among Vets Continues to Decrease

News: Unemployment Rate Among Vets Continues to Decrease The unemployment rate among Vets continues to decrease for the second month, as the United States is still facing an uphill battle with COVID-19. Based on data presented by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the...

The ‘Forgotten’ War: 70th Anniversary of the Korean War

The ‘Forgotten’ War: 70th Anniversary of the Korean War

The 'Forgotten' War: 70th Anniversary of the Korean War When North Korean forces crossed the 38th Parallel, invading South Korea, it marked the beginning of the Korean War. This tactic caught the United States forces off guard, and allowed North Korea to strategically...

White House Unveils Plan for Veterans Suicide Prevention!

White House Unveils Plan for Veterans Suicide Prevention!

White House Unveils Plan for Veterans Suicide Prevention! On Wednesday, President Donald Trump unveiled a new plan that will aid in the prevention of suicide among United States Veterans, a group that President Trump labeled our "most treasured heroes". The...

VA Expanding Telehealth For Veterans With Cancer!

VA Expanding Telehealth For Veterans With Cancer!

VA Expanding Telehealth For Veterans With Cancer! The Department of Veterans Affairs is using a $4.5M grant from the Bristol Myers Squibb Foundation in an effort to help and expand their telehealth abilities, which in turn would give more Veterans suffering from...

Lawmakers Propose Bill to Help Homeless Veterans!

Lawmakers Propose Bill to Help Homeless Veterans!

Lawmakers Propose Bill to Help Homeless Veterans! As COVID-19 continues to linger all across the U.S., many of the advocates for veterans have made sure to note that the unfortunate economic tailspin that we're facing will most likely lead to an influx in homeless...

NEWS: Cost-of-Living Boost Passes House!

NEWS: Cost-of-Living Boost Passes House!

NEWS: Cost-of-Living Boost Passes House! Earlier today, House lawmakers successfully passed new legislation that would help to ensure a cost-of-living boost in the new year, as long as Social Security officials approve it for their recipients. This legislation, in...

Toxic Firefighting Foam & the U.S. Military: What We Know!

Toxic Firefighting Foam & the U.S. Military: What We Know!

Toxic Firefighting Foam & the U.S. Military: What We Know! If you, or someone you love, has developed cancer after being exposed to toxic firefighting foam, please call us right away! It's the 1960s, and researchers for the U.S. Navy began testing a new form of...

Veterans, Mental Health, and Dealing with PTSD!

Veterans, Mental Health, and Dealing with PTSD!

Veterans, Mental Health, and Dealing With PTSD! As many people know, May in the United States is Mental Health Awareness Month. When it comes to Veterans, those who've dedicated the majority of their lives to protecting us, it's important that we understand how their...

NEWS: Hundreds of Unsealed Documents in Earplug Lawsuit!

NEWS: Hundreds of Unsealed Documents in Earplug Lawsuit!

If you, or someone you love, have suffered debilitating symptoms due to faulty 3M Combat Arms Dual Sided Earplugs, contact MRSB today! New Documents Unsealed in Earplugs Case Last week, hundreds of pages of documents in a class-action lawsuit against 3M were unsealed...

Burn Pit Registry Veterans May Be at Risk For Virus!

Burn Pit Registry Veterans May Be at Risk For Virus!

Vets on Burn Pit Registry May Be At Risk For Virus! This week, many Veterans advocates and lawmakers have been placing pressure on the Department of Veterans Affairs, in an effort to make sure that any Veterans who were exposed to burn pits in Iraq or Afghanistan are...

NEWS: Medical Reimbursement for Millions of Vets!

NEWS: Medical Reimbursement for Millions of Vets!

Medical Reimbursement for Millions of Vets! Be on the lookout, as medical reimbursement for millions of Vets is on the way! The Department of Veterans Affairs announced that over one million veterans should be prepared to receive instructions from the VA on how to see...

TDIU: A Closer Look!

TDIU: A Closer Look!

TDIU: Total Disability Individual Unemployability A veteran may possibly be entitled to compensation at the 100%-disability rating if they can properly establish that service-related harm done to their body disallows him/her the chance to obtain, and maintain, gainful...

Congressional Pressure on K2 Contamination!

Congressional Pressure on K2 Contamination!

Congressional Pressure on K2 Contamination! From 2001 to 2005, over 7,000 American military personnel were stationed and working at Karshi-Khanabad Air Base in Uzbekistan. This base, more commonly known as K2, is now the subject of growing concern from lawmakers, who...

GI Bill & Online Courses: Are Student Veterans Protected?

GI Bill & Online Courses: Are Student Veterans Protected?

GI Bill & Online Courses: Are Student Veterans Protected? With COVID-19 forcing virtually all Americans indoors for the foreseeable future, many student veterans are now being forced to take their courses online. While that seems like an easy enough task with the...

COVID-19: Is The VA Doing Enough?

COVID-19: Is The VA Doing Enough?

COVID-19: Is The VA Doing Enough? This week, the Department of Veteran's Affairs has confirmed that they've seen their first death due to COVID-19, more commonly known as the coronavirus. The patient, in his 70's, passed away in Portland, Oregon said the VA, before...

Virginia, Veterans, and CTE: What You Need to Know!

Virginia, Veterans, and CTE: What You Need to Know!

Virginia, Veterans, and CTE: What You Need to Know! Speaking Out About CTE Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE) is a progressive degenerative disease of the brain found which can be found within people who have a history of repetitive brain trauma (often athletes),...

PREPARING FOR A VA COMPENSATION AND PENSION EXAM

PREPARING FOR A VA COMPENSATION AND PENSION EXAM

Many veterans seeking compensation and pension benefits must attend a medical examination before the decision on their claim is finalized. Though C&P exams are individualized based on the claimant’s condition and the benefits sought, there are several things that...

OVERLAP EXISTS BETWEEN PTSD AND TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURY SYMPTOMS

OVERLAP EXISTS BETWEEN PTSD AND TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURY SYMPTOMS

Over the past several years, much media attention has been devoted to post-traumatic stress disorders (PTSDs) and the effects of traumatic brain injuries (TBIs). Laypeople see these conditions as distinct, and even medical practitioners associate TBI symptoms with...

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