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VA eases rules for claims on some TBI-related health problems

By Leo Shane III Stars and Stripes Published: December 16, 2013 WASHINGTON — Veterans Affairs officials are easing disability filing rules for brain injured veterans with additional combat complications like depression, dementia or Parkinson’s disease. The move comes after outside studies linked those secondary illnesses — along with unprovoked seizures and diseases of the hypothalamus and pituitary glands — to traumatic brain injury. Veterans who prove their TBI is service-related won’t have to prove those secondary issues also stem from combat wounds, creating a quicker path to receive disability payments. As with any claim, the amount for payouts will still depend on the severity of the health issues. Read Article Here

Andrew Finkelstein

Mr. Finkelstein is the Managing Partner of Finkelstein & Partners, LLP. He has become a noted consumer activist through his representation of injured individuals against corporate wrongdoers and irresponsible parties. An accomplished litigator, Mr. Finkelstein has represented Plaintiffs in wrongful death and catastrophic personal injury cases. He has successfully handled dozens of multi-million dollar cases.