Veteran Affairs – 33-year-old Justin Miller committed suicide after being released from VA psych care

View the CNN article here. Burdened by suicidal thoughts, Justin Miller, a 33-year-old veteran from Minnesota, reached out to the Department of Veterans Affairs in February for help, telling responders on the VA crisis line that he had access to firearms. Miller was advised to visit his local VA emergency department, which he did immediately. …

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VA – a small payout of $1,385.08 a day for defective earplugs over 18 years.

All links are to the webpage for the lawsuit on Justice.gov unless otherwise noted. 3M sold the Combat Arms Earplugs to the US military from 2000, along with the sales was the coverup that the earplugs failed to do the one job they have, dampening sound that is damaging to the ears. The Department of …

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VA News – Court rules class-action lawsuits can be brought against the VA

This legal change sounds like great news for many veterans, I hope that the process works correctly and changes are made that reduce the pressure on veterans and their family members. I feel we will see an influx of lawsuits for Gulf War Syndrome, Agent Orange, and toxic chemical exposures from many military bases and …

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Veterans – The busy empty phones. Washington Post article.

Listen. Type. Send. This was what the 60 customer service agents could do for the 107,000 calls that had come in since June 2017. On this day, there would be 584 more. I will not comment much on this topic, I have experienced a complete failure with this hotline of help twice. None of this …

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VA OIG report – Denied Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Claims Related to Military Sexual Trauma

Link to the original report I will not post any comments on this, I think the article speaks for itself. From the summary: The VA Office of Inspector General (OIG) reviewed Veterans Benefits Administration’s (VBA’s) denied claims related to veterans’ military sexual trauma (MST) to determine whether staff correctly processed the claims according to VBA …

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VA article – San Diego VA studying CBD for PTSD treatment. (NBC article)

Link to article I will say I think the summary given by Carnivale is a great jumping off point for all discussions of treatment for PTSD. If you have never experienced it, you can simply have no idea. The symptoms, as well as their progenitor, can only be experienced. PTSD is not a new article …

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VA article – Horrific conditions and rusty surgical instruments

From the beginning of the article. Link to the article Employees at the Veterans Affairs hospital in Washington, DC are begging the new VA secretary for help as serious problems allegedly persist at the facility. The hospital has made national headlines numerous times for its quality and cleanliness failings, and now there are reports of …

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