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Veterans courts soaring in demand as teams of volunteers seek to help military defendants

By John Sharp. AL.com:  The numbers of veterans’ courts have exploded in recent years. Last year, there were nearly 200 in operation around the U.S. serving more than 10,000 veterans who might otherwise be incarcerated, according to a CBS News report.

The rise in specialized courts comes at a time when veterans from Iraq and Afghanistan have returned to the U.S. with injuries and are seeking medication to resolve pain. According to a CBS analysis, the number of patients treated by VA is up 29 percent, but narcotics prescriptions are up 259 percent over the past dozen years.  Read article here:  http://www.al.com/news/mobile/index.ssf/2015/02/veterans_courts_soaring_in_dem.html

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.