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U.S. Army Vet Wins New Adjudication of Service-Connected Injuries Claims

Paul, Weiss recently secured a victory for a U.S. Army veteran before the U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims (Veterans Court). After the Board of Veterans’ Appeals denied our client’s claims for a service connection for spinal and several other injuries, which would allow our client to receive disability benefits from the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) for injuries incurred during active military service, our team persuaded the VA to agree to a joint motion for remand.

The VA agreed that the Board failed to comply with a prior remand order of the Veterans Court, including by failing to consider whether our client’s injuries were incurred due to heavy loads carried while deployed in Iraq, and by failing to address the adequacy of a VA examination in light of the examiner’s erroneous statements about our client’s credibility. The case will now return to the Board for a new adjudication.

Paul, Weiss partnered in this case with The Veterans Consortium Pro Bono Program, a nonprofit organization that provides pro bono legal assistance to unrepresented veterans before the Veterans Court.

The Paul, Weiss team included litigation partner Joseph Bial and associates William Marks and Yishai Schwartz.

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