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Federal Tort Claims Act Standard Form 95

The Standard Form 95 (often called a “Form 95”) is the official U.S. Government form for filing a federal tort claim against the United States Government and its agencies for veterans and military medical malpractice. What is a Standard Form 95? The Standard Form 95 is a U.S. Government form used for filing a

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Military Family Fights for Consideration of Birth Injury Case

Air Force veteran Jorge Ortiz had his daughter’s future in mind when he filed a tort claim against the government over her complicated birth. The case was unfortunately denied by a lower court and an appellate court due to the Feres Doctrine. The Feres doctrine is a law that prevents active-duty service members

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Veteran Sues Phoenix VAMC for Misdiagnosis of Cancer

A veteran from Phoenix, AZ is suing the VA Medical Center for $50 million in damages for a delay in diagnosis of prostate cancer. The suit follows years of complaints against the Phoenix VA Hospital and its urology care. According to a civil complaint filed in the U.S. District Court, Steven Cooper, 44, served in

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Department of Veterans Affairs Encouraged to Approve Toxic Exposure Claims

During a hearing on Capitol Hill this past Tuesday, senators stated the the US Department of Veterans Affairs must learn how to favor veterans when deciding to approve claims for illnesses and diseases related to environmental exposures and contaminations. Service members have been exposed to contaminants in locations ranging from the South China Sea to

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War Hero’s Medals Reunited With Family

Two young boys from New York have united the family of a Cherokee war hero with his lost military medals. On Nov. 30, 1952, George, whose Cherokee name “Tsali” means self-sacrifice, threw himself on a grenade that killed him, but saved those fighting in his company during the Korean War. His legacy was

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Study: Young Veterans with PTSD have Higher Risk for Sleep Apnea

A newly released study shows that the probability of having a high risk of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) becomes greater with an increasing severity of PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder) symptoms in young, U.S. veterans. The study was comprised of 195 Afghanistan and Iraq veterans who went to see a VA outpatient PTSD clinic for

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New Orleans Ends City’s Veteran Homelessness Issue

In early January 2015, New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu announced that the city has ended the issue of chronic veteran homelessness. The great news came ahead of schedule. The Department of Veterans Affairs and the White House came together in 2010 to create an initiative to completely eliminate the issue by the end

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