Veterans Law | Law Firm Newswire - Part 15

Northville, MI (Law Firm Newswire) October 21, 2011 – In the latest review by the U.S. Military Physical Disability Board of Review (PDBR), more than 50 percent of veterans who were re-evaluated became eligible for a disability retirement. The PDBR currently allows veterans who separated from the military between September 11, 2001 and December 31, 2009 for medical reasons to have their file checked for fairness and accuracy. “The PDBR looks at the Medical Evaluation Board and Physical Evaluation Board disability ratings to see if a correct disability retirement assessment was done,” said Veterans disability lawyer Jim Fausone. “If you […]


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Northville, MI (Law Firm Newswire) October 3, 2011 – Post-9/11 veterans that are dealing with extensive injuries and have a caregiver assist them can now designate their caregiver to be a part of the VA Program of Comprehensive Assistance for Family Caregivers. For many soldiers that returned home with traumatic brain injuries, other severe injuries or are amputees, this program can give much-needed relief for the costs of daily care. “Many spouses or family become the primary caregiver for the wounded veteran,” said Veterans disability lawyer Jim Fausone. “These individuals oftentimes quit their jobs or put other parts of their […]


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New York, NY (Law Firm Newswire) September 26, 2011 – Bernard A. Krooks, JD, CPA, LLM, CELA, AEP and Ellyn S. Kravitz, JD, LLM, CELA, partners in Littman Krooks LLP, have been named by Super Lawyers magazine as top attorneys in New York for 2011. Their selection is the result of a rigorous, multi-step selection process based on peer recognition and professional achievement as well as independent research on each candidate. Only five percent of the attorneys in New York State earn this distinction. Krooks has been the recipient of this honor since 2006. Kravitz has been named since 2009. […]


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White Plains, NY (Law Firm Newswire) May 17, 2011 – Littman Krooks LLP has been named as the recipient of “2011 Family Friendly Employer” Award by the Lawyering and Parenting Committee of the Westchester Women’s Bar Association (WWBA). Littman Krooks was selected from area legal employers for implementing employment policies that allow for a balance of career development with family responsibilities. According to the WWBA, “Littman Krooks LLP has achieved an impressive reputation while extending opportunities for employees to use flexible work arrangements in order to meet family obligations.” “Our firm is honored to be the recipient of this award,“ […]


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Northville, MI (Law Firm Newswire) April 4, 2011 – More than one dozen current and former service members named current Secretary of Defense Robert Gates and former Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld as defendants in a lawsuit about military rape and sexual assault. The group of fifteen women and two men, including both veterans and active-duty servicepeople, claimed that Secretary Gates and former Secretary Rumsfeld openly condoned policies that did not prevent, investigate or prosecute the perpetrators who raped, assaulted and harassed them while they were serving as members of the U.S. Military. They claim that the two failed to […]


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Northville, MI (Law Firm Newswire) March 10, 2011 – In an effort to curb environmental lawsuits, House Republicans proposed last month to impose a seven-month moratorium on the Equal Access to Justice Act, a move that may potentially hinder a veteran’s ability to pay for legal fees. The Equal Access to Justice Act, or EAJA, was passed under the Reagan Administration to help the poor and elderly retain legal counsel when taking on the government in court. Veterans often use EAJA to afford legal counsel in cases of litigation and appellate procedures. Now, House Republicans, some from Reagan’s own home […]


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Tampa, FL (Law Firm Newswire) February 18, 2011 – Tampa Veterans attorney David W. Magann, P.A. offers veterans his winning strategy to garner VA (veterans disability) compensation benefits. Most claims, even with recently published VA questionnaires and digitized processes, prove to be difficult for veterans to attain on their own. Even though the VA has attempted to streamline the way veterans go thru the claim process, trends show that disability compensation determinations can take more than 200 days. It is important that a lawyer is hired during the process in order to maximize the claimant’s ability to prevail. Attorney David […]


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Moorestown, NJ (Law Firm Newswire) February 11, 2011 – Veterans and their surviving spouses who need or are considering home health care and assisted living have resources to help them with these fees. The Veteran’s Administration will pay up to $1,949 a month for these services, and veterans are eligible with as little as 90 days of military service. The Begley Law Group, PC will host the event, “Veteran’s Aid and Attendance” presentation, on Thursday, February 17 from 5:30-6:30 pm at Washington Township Senior Living in Sewell, New Jersey so that veterans can find out more about these big benefits. […]


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Northville, MI (Law Firm Newswire) February 10, 2011 – The United States Department of Veterans of Affairs is supposed to provide benefits for those who have served in the U.S. military and care for those who have been injured in war. Matt Boisvert is a veteran of the war in Iraq and a member of the latter group – he was injured while fighting as part of the U.S. military. While he was serving in Fallujah, Iraq, he was injured in a bomb blast. Boisvert’s right leg was blown off and he lost use of his right arm. While the […]


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Northville, MI (Law Firm Newswire) January 31, 2011 – Facing harsh declines in membership, some veterans’ groups are harnessing the power of social networking websites to recruit young members. As veterans of World War II, Korea and Vietnam pass away, traditional veteran service organizations such as Veterans of Foreign Wars and the American Legion lose members. However, since most younger veterans have more technology savvy than their older counterparts, the Internet has revealed itself to be a great place to bring them together. The Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America group was an early adopter of social networking. Its Facebook […]


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A recent U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims case pushed Vietnam-era Agent Orange exposure back into the news, and may slow down the already sluggish Veteran’s Affairs claims process. Northville, MI (Law Firm Newswire) December 28, 2010 – At the end of August, the VA added ischemic heart disease, Parkinson’s disease and B-cell leukemia to the list of diseases connected to Agent Orange exposure during the Vietnam War. The VA announced that sufferers of those diseases may now be eligible for additional benefits because of their exposure. More than 163,000 veterans or survivors of veterans have a pending claim […]


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Northville, MI (Law Firm Newswire) December 15, 2010 – A joint study conducted by the U.S. Department of Veteran’s Affairs and Stanford University found that veterans with a mental health condition – especially post traumatic stress disorder – tend to suffer from physical ailments, as well. The study, conducted on the newest generation of veterans enrolled with the VA, is no surprise to researchers, who have known for years that there is a strong link between mental wellbeing and physical wellbeing. “We need to ensure that veterans receive ample physical and emotional care,” said James G. Fausone, a veterans lawyer […]


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Northville, MI (Law Firm Newswire) November 29, 2010 – Post-traumatic Stress Disorder is a widely known psychological disorder thanks largely in part to the aftermath of the Vietnam War, where thousands of soldiers returned to the United States unable to cope with everyday life. Despite increased understanding, however, there have been recent cases where the military has not been sensitive to solders’ mental trauma. After fighting in the bloody Battle of Fallujah in Iraq and serving a second tour of duty in Afghanistan, James Karp, a U.S. Marine, found that he was drinking often in an attempt to forget about […]


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Attorney David W. Magann has expanded his practice near Tampa Florida and launched a new website dedicated to helping veterans get the benefits they deserve. Tampa, FL (Law Firm Newswire) November 12, 2010 – Nearly twenty years ago, David W. Magann was serving his country in the U.S. Marine Corps. Now, he is a veteran making sure veterans in the Tampa Bay area are taken care of when they return home. The Tampa veterans attorney has been practicing law for over a decade from his Brandon and Tampa offices, building a successful social security, disability, and personal injury practice that […]


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A Supreme Court case that veterans hoped would speed up claims processing at the Department of Veterans Affairs instead let them down when the Court decided not to even hear the case. Northville, MI (Law Firm Newswire) October 28, 2010 – Two veterans groups, the Vietnam Veterans of America and the Veterans of Modern Warfare, claimed that the VA takes far to long to process claims made my members and veterans, saying that in some cases it takes more than a year for the organization to respond to initial claims and upwards of five years for appeals. The groups wanted […]


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