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BVA appeal hearing for fibromyalgia - Gulf War Syndrome

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 02, 2009 1:16 am    Post subject: BVA appeal hearing for fibromyalgia - Gulf War Syndrome Reply with quote

I will be in Cleveland at the Celebreeze Federal Bldg after 12:30 (Nov 2, 2009) concerning an appeals hearing via video conference with the BVA in Washington DC concerning my appeal for Gulf War Syndrome (fibromyalgia). I will be including the introduction from Vaccine A as part of my evidence. VA does not deny I have fibromyalgia. They deny service connection (I served in the Persian Gulf in 1992 and received multiple vaccinations including experimental anthrax vaccine - Vaccine A - as part of a direct order for all servicemembers in the theater of conflict, the Persian Gulf), because VA wants to blame a car accident for causing fibromyalgia ... LIARS! My name is Shaun Orris. I am curious, how many other veterans have used Vaccine A as part of their evidence when seeking service connection from Southwest Asia service? I am already service connected for IBS as SECONDARY TO GULF WAR SYNDROME - Cheyenne Wyoming Regional Office 2005 at 30%, the maximum allowed. Can you live off of 30% service connection? I can't.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 02, 2009 9:58 pm    Post subject: VA hearing for Mr. Orris Reply with quote

Oh hi, read your post and just wanted to let you know another vaccine-injured is rooting for ya!!
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 26, 2010 10:56 pm    Post subject: Brick Wall Reply with quote

I am in Dayton OH and have hit the same brick wall when trying to get service connection for my fibromyalgia and arthritis that developed from the Anthrax vaccines. I had a former co-worker who went to the Cleveland VA and received his service connected disability for the Parkinsons Disease that he developed from the Anthrax vaccines. He is on this site...sparkyforac...asking about his Parkinsons. My neurologist is still watching my process, but I have kept the military out of the loop until now that they are trying to force the H1N1 on us now...not sure what to do for this either. I wish you the best of luck!
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 28, 2010 12:38 pm    Post subject: Docket# 06-26 786 Date Jan 13, 2010 - BVA, Dept of VA Reply with quote

It is now an official public record. If anyone is curious to see how fucked up VA is, you have a docket number for research and hopefully, ammunition. You see, though VA's Shinseki has gone far on Friday's press release concerning Gulf War Illness (Syndrome), anthrax vaccine was not mentioned. Now if you read this docket# and come tot he part where VA lied and said I did not get vaccinated for anthrax, you need to ask yourself this question ... "How is that possible?" because I served in both Korea and the Persian Gulf (1992's Operation:Southern Watch) aboard the USS Independence aircraft carrier on the flight deck and hanger deck hauling bombs and missiles around. I was vaccinated in April 1991 at the former Naval Recruit Training Center, San Diego. And, most important of all, what VA is implying is that the flag officers and ADMIRAL aboard the USS Blueridge in Yokosuka, Japan DISOBEYED A DIRECT ORDER ENSURING ALL PERSONNEL WERE GIVEN ANTHRAX VACCINE ... now I don't believe that, nor should you. President Obama is going to skullfuck the Republicans and ROCKEFELLER is leading the charge ... as you can read for your own eyes at the following AP press report dated Feb 26, 2010. Reagan/Bush/Cheney began the anthrax vaccine program.

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VA to reconsider benefits for ill Gulf War vets

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AP Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki, testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, Friday, Feb. 26, 2010,
By KIMBERLY HEFLING, Associated Press Writer Fri Feb 26, 12:41 pm ET
WASHINGTON The Veterans Affairs Department says it will look again at the rejected claims of veterans who say their Gulf War service caused a mysterious illness, the first step toward potentially compensating them nearly two decades after the war ended.
VA Secretary Eric Shinseki said the decision is part of a "fresh, bold look" his department is taking to help veterans who have what's commonly called "Gulf War illness" and have long felt the government did little to help them. The VA says it also plans to improve training for medical staff who work with Gulf War vets, to make sure they do not simply tell vets that their symptoms are imaginary as has happened to many over the years.
"I'm hoping they'll be enthused by the fact that this ... challenges all the assumptions that have been there for 20 years," Shinseki told The Associated Press in an interview.
The changes reflect a significant shift in how the VA may ultimately care for some 700,000 veterans who served in the Gulf War. They also could improve the way the department handles war-related illnesses suffered by future veterans, because Shinseki said he wants standards put in place that don't leave veterans waiting decades for answers to what ails them.
The decision comes four months after Shinseki opened the door for about 200,000 Vietnam veterans to receive service-related compensation for three illnesses stemming from exposure to the Agent Orange herbicide.
About 175,000 to 210,000 Gulf War veterans have come down with a pattern of symptoms ranging from mild to severe that include rashes, headaches, memory problems, joint and muscle pain, sleep issues and gastrointestinal problems, according to a 2008 congressionally mandated committee that based the estimate on earlier studies.
But what exactly caused the symptoms has long been unanswered. Independent scientists have pointed to pesticide and pyridostigmine bromide pills, given to protect troops from nerve agents, as probable culprits. The 2008 report noted that since 1994, $340 million has been spent on government research into the illness, but little has focused on treatments.
Steve Robertson, legislative director of the American Legion and a Gulf War veteran who has struggled with his own health issues such as joint problems and chronic fatigue, said Friday the decision is welcome news.
"I can assure that there are Gulf War veterans who have been fighting this issue since 1991-92," Robertson said. "The ones I've talked to are very, very upset that they've had to fight this battle."
James Bunker, president of the nonprofit National Gulf War Resource Center, also praised the decision but said he hopes the claims processors will be better trained so they don't reject the same claims again, turning the process into "something that had lifted the hopes of many veterans just to let them down again."
Last week, Shinseki and Sen. Jay Rockefeller, D-W.Va., a member of the Senate Veterans' Affairs committee, met privately in Charleston, W.Va., with several Gulf War veterans. In an interview after the meeting, Rockefeller told the AP that Shinseki's background as a former Army chief of staff made the changes possible. He said either the military has been reluctant over the years to release paperwork related to the war or kept poor records about exposures in the war zone, which made it harder for the veterans to prove they needed help.
"The paperwork isn't very accurate, but the pain is very real," Rockefeller said.
Shinseki has publicly wondered why there are still so many unanswered questions about Gulf War illness, as stricken veterans' conditions have only worsened with age.
Last fall, he appointed a task force led by his chief of staff, John Gingrich, a retired Army colonel who commanded a field artillery battalion in the 1991 war, to review benefits and care for Gulf War veterans. The changes stem from the task force's work.
Gingrich said he feels a personal stake because some of his own men who were healthy during the war are dealing with these health problems. Gingrich said the VA isn't giving a new benefit to Gulf War veterans, just making sure the claims they submitted were done correctly.
A law enacted in 1994 allows the VA to pay compensation to Gulf War veterans with certain chronic disabilities from illnesses the VA could not diagnosis. More than 3,400 Gulf War have qualified for benefits under this category, according to the VA.
The VA doesn't have an estimate of the number of veterans who may be affected, but it could be in the thousands.
Of those who deployed in the Gulf War, 300,000 submitted claims, according to the VA. About 14 percent were rejected, while the rest received compensation for at least one condition.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 06, 2011 2:56 am    Post subject: Ditto and ditto! Reply with quote

I am severely jacked up with these issues:
Acute Pancreatitis
Sjogren's Syndrome (secondary)
bilateral knee osteoarthritis, moderate synovitis, torn menisci, w/pain
chronic fatigue

The docs don't want to admit my knees are service connected when it's obvious I was fit for duty in 2008 when I was activated and here I am all sorts of jacked up NOW! I am fighting this as well and need my ortho to write that it is service connected...or give me an exact prognosis w/treatment plans. It's a big game they play with us so that we will be denied and I am really frustrated too because people think I'm faking it!

I am starting the MEB process in the next 6-12 months and am not looking forward to it, but I will fight them every step of the way and they know that I know their regulations! You almost have to be as smart as a doctor and lawyer to survive this process!

Good luck and keep appealing it! Sooner or later you'll get yours!
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