VA faces problems as it attempts to modernize record keeping

The Department of Veterans Affairs decided in 2018 to modernize the health record system of the country’s largest hospital network. Under the best possible circumstances, this would increase efficiency and speed of care for the nine million veterans it served by 1,500 hospitals and clinics. It is a highly complex rollout scheduled to take ten…

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Three types of disability benefits veterans may pursue

Our nation’s service members serve a valuable service by keeping our nation and its people safe. Unfortunately, many service members are injured while carrying out their duties, necessitating significant medical care. Some of these incidents are so damaging that the service member may become disabled. When this happens, service members in Greensburg may want to…

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“LET ME COUNT THE WAYS THAT THE ATTORNEYS OF QR HELP OUR INJURED AND DISABLED CLIENTS!”

When a client walks through our door, his/her life has been unexpectedly turned upside down. It is the corrections officer injured by an unruly prisoner, or, a registered nurse involved in an auto accident with his/her family. It can be a doctor diagnosed with a serious illness, or, a military veteran struggling with an onset…

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Veterans Affairs Secretary Considering Additional Agent Orange Presumptive Conditions

| Nov 27, 2017 | Veterans Disability Compensation | It appears the Veteran’s Administration is finally answering the call to add additional conditions to the list of presumptive diseases associated with Agent Orange and service in Vietnam. On November 1, 2017, the current head of the Veterans Administration – Dr. David J. Shulkin – has decided to move forward,…

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The Vietnam War: Revisited Through Ken Burn’s TV Documentary

The Selective Service System. Draft numbers. Nightly Film of bullets flying, bombs bursting, injured and bloody soldiers. Body counts. Agent Orange. Defoliation. PTSD. Emotional Emptiness. Guilt. Peace Marches. Rejection. These are terms from the Vietnam vocabulary. I was 17 years old in 1967. I was one of the lucky ones. A high draft number. The…

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Compensation Now Available for Veterans of Camp Lejeune

GREENSBURG, March 23, 2017 – The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) will now recognize the presumptive service connection for eight diseases associated with exposure to contaminated water at Camp Lejeune. Veterans, former reservists, and former National Guard members who served no less than 30 days (either consecutively or nonconsecutively) between August 1, 1953 and December 31, 1987…

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QR Veterans Disability Croup Investigating Possible Exposure to PCB’s at McClellan Air Force Base

The QR Veterans Disability Group was recently contacted to investigate claims for Veterans exposed to Polychlorinated Biphenyls – PCBs – at McClellan Air Force Base. PCB’s are a known carcinogen, as detailed by the Centers for Disease Control. In 2002, 60 Minutes produced a story about the chemical exposure in and around the base: http://www.cbsnews.com/news/toxic-secret-07-11-2002/…

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