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Sep
03
Veterans PTSD Claim Attorney

VA Research Finds A Link Between Moral Injuries And Suicide

Mental Health

New research from the National Center for Veterans Studies found a link between moral injury, PTSD and suicide among veterans. The study showed that PTSD and the effects of moral injury are similar in many ways but still distinct conditions, each with unique signs and symptoms. However, when PTSD and moral injury converge, the risk […]

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May
07
Veterans Report Worsening Mental Health During COVID Pandemic

Veterans Report Worsening Mental Health During COVID Pandemic

Mental Health

Mental health has been a struggle for many people as the world navigates the COVID-19 pandemic. However, veterans, particularly those who have PTSD, have had a challenging time coping with the last year’s changes.  Some have reported that the pandemic has presented them with new triggers. Others say it reminds them of wartime.  A survey […]

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Jan
21
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New Instructions for Sailors to Get Better Sleep

Medical Issues / Disability, Mental Health, News and Press, PTSD, Veterans Law

The U.S. Navy surface forces are receiving new instructions, aimed at ensuring sailors are getting consistent sleep while out at sea. The Comprehensive Endurance, Fatigue Management Program further expands on similar instructions released in 2017, a result of an investigation discovering sailor fatigue played a role in the fatal collisions of warships Fitzgerald and John […]

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Jan
19
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Attending C&P Exams, VA Copay Deferral, James Barber Interview, Douglas Munro

Claims Processing, Employment, Medical Issues / Disability, Mental Health, News and Press, PTSD

In this week’s installment of 4 Minutes with LHFV: 1/19/2021, Veterans Attorney Jim Fausone is discussing: C&P Exam Third-Party Contractors, VA’s Reversal of Copay Deferral, Veterans Radio Podcast on Gaming in the Military with James Barber, and Douglas Munro’s heroic story courtesy of Home of Heroes. Attending C&P Exams In our previous installments of 4 […]

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Jan
14
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Veterans Get New Medical Malpractice Protections

Claims Processing, Medical Issues / Disability, Mental Health, PTSD, Uncategorized, Veterans Law

As part of new legislation recently signed into law, the Department of Veterans Affairs will have to provide basic legal advice to veterans who file medical malpractice claims and provide information on local staffing issues. To read more on this topic, click here. The new legislation, called the Brian Tally VA Employment Transparency Act, was […]

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Jan
12
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Medical Nexus, New Presumptive Conditions, Trump Legacy at VA, Jared C. Monti

Claims Processing, Medical Issues / Disability, Mental Health, News and Press, Uncategorized, Veterans Law

In this 4 Minutes With LHFV: 1/12/21, we are discussing the need for a medical nexus to be granted disability compensation from VA, there will be new presumptive conditions that will be recognized by Veterans Affairs for disability compensation, a Veterans Radio Podcast on Trump’s Legacy at VA with Rory Riley Topping, and Jared C. […]

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Jan
05
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C&P Exams, New Year’s Health Goals, USCG Cutter Jarvis, and Arthur W. Wermuth

Medical Issues / Disability, Mental Health, News and Press, Veterans Law

Happy Holidays and Happy New Year from your Veterans Attorneys at Legal Help For Veterans, PLLC! Our team is very excited for a new year and a new opportunity to help our nation’s veterans service-connect their disabilities or injuries related to service with the Department of Veterans Affairs. In this week’s episode of 4 Minutes […]

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Dec
22
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COVID-19 Vaccine, Secretary of Veterans Affairs, Veterans Radio Podcasts, and Frank Fenno’s Story

Medical Issues / Disability, Mental Health, News and Press, Uncategorized, Veterans Law

In the above video and below article, we are bringing you some recent news, topics of discussion, and interesting story’s you may want to look at. News topics include: VA COVID-19 Vaccine Guidelines, Secretary of VA News, Veterans Radio Podcasts, and Frank Fenno’s Heroic Story. Veterans Affairs COVID-19 Vaccine Guidelines In recent news, two COVID-19 […]

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Oct
30
What is suicidal ideation?

What is suicidal ideation?

Mental Health

Suicidal ideation means thinking about or planning for committing suicide. Because suicide, depression and other mental health issues are so pervasive among veterans, the VA includes suicidal ideation as a symptom that may affect a disability rating for conditions like major depressive disorders, post-traumatic stress disorder, schizophrenia and more. It can be classified as either […]

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Sep
08
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USPS Delays Affect VA Prescription Deliveries

Medical Issues / Disability, Mental Health, News and Press, PTSD, Veterans Law

With recent budget-cuts directed to the U.S. Postal Service. The Department of Veterans Affairs has been forced to work with alternative shipping providers for Veterans requiring prescriptions to be shipped to them. The alternatives VA is currently engaging with are private shipping mega-giants, FedEx and UPS. If you would like to read more on the […]

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