Obesity, to include as secondary to service-connected bilateral knee disabilities [DENIED], diabetes mellitus (diabetes) [DENIED], and obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) [GRANTED] Citation Nr: 1736638


Citation Nr: 1736638 Decision Date: 08/31/17 Archive Date: 09/06/17 DOCKET NO. 13-03 461A ) DATE ) ) On appeal from the Department of Veterans Affairs Regional Office in Detroit, Michigan THE ISSUES 1. Entitlement to service connection for obesity, to include as secondary to service-connected bilateral knee disabilities. 2. Entitlement to service connection for diabetes…

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Cervical spine disability, callus of the right fifth toe, fungal infection, and evaluation for multiple noncompensable service-connected disabilities [DENIED] and neck disability [REMANDED] Citation Nr: 1736686


Citation Nr: 1736686 Decision Date: 08/31/17 Archive Date: 09/06/17 DOCKET NO. 09-02 991 ) DATE ) ) On appeal from the Department of Veterans Affairs Regional Office in Detroit, Michigan THE ISSUES 1. Entitlement to service connection for a cervical spine disability. 2. Entitlement to an initial compensable rating for a callus of the right…

Entitlement to an initial rating in excess of 10 percent for traumatic brain injury (TBI) [GRANTED], Entitlement to a rating in excess of 10 percent for a cervical spine disability [DENIED] Citation Nr: 1736694


Citation Nr: 1736694 Decision Date: 08/31/17 Archive Date: 09/06/17 DOCKET NO. 11-32 395 ) DATE ) ) On appeal from the Department of Veterans Affairs Regional Office in Oakland, California THE ISSUES 1. Entitlement to an initial rating in excess of 10 percent for traumatic brain injury (TBI). 2. Entitlement to a rating in excess…

BVA’s Decision that Denied a Disability Rating in Excess of 30% for a Cervical Spine Disability is [VACATED] and the matter [REMANDED] for further Proceedings. Case No. 16-3294


Designated for electronic publication only UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS FOR VETERANS CLAIMS No. 16-3294 JOHN P. CROFT, APPELLANT, V. DAVID J. SHULKIN, M.D., SECRETARY OF VETERANS AFFAIRS, APPELLEE. Before MEREDITH, Judge. MEMORANDUM DECISION Note: Pursuant to U.S. Vet. App. R. 30(a), this action may not be cited as precedent. MEREDITH, Judge: The appellant, John P.…

Noncompensable Rating for Chronic Headaches and a Rating of no more than 30% for that Condition thereafter is [REMANDED] for Readjudication. Case No. 16-2801


Designated for electronic publication only UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS FOR VETERANS CLAIMS No. 16-2801 COREY E. WAITES, APPELLANT, V. DAVID J. SHULKIN, M.D., SECRETARY OF VETERANS AFFAIRS, APPELLEE. Before ALLEN, Judge. MEMORANDUM DECISION Note: Pursuant to U.S. Vet. App. R. 30(a), this action may not be cited as precedent. ALLEN, Judge: Appellant and U.S. Army…

Denial of Service Connection for a Genitourinary Disorder, and Denied of Service Connection for Colon Cancer is [AFFIRMED]. Case # No. 16-2729


Designated for electronic publication only UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS FOR VETERANS CLAIMS No. 16-2729 DONALD MARTIN, APPELLANT, V. DAVID J. SHULKIN, M.D., SECRETARY OF VETERANS AFFAIRS, APPELLEE. Before SCHOELEN, Judge. MEMORANDUM DECISION Note: Pursuant to U.S. Vet. App. R. 30(a), this action may not be cited as precedent. SCHOELEN, Judge: The appellant, Donald Martin, through…

Denial Entitlement to Service Connection for Hypertension, to include as Secondary Service-Connected Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and Ischemic Heart Disease is [AFFIRMED]. Case # 16-2254


Designated for electronic publication only UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS FOR VETERANS CLAIMS No. 16-2254 JOHNNIE R. CUMMINGS, APPELLANT, V. DAVID J. SHULKIN, M.D., SECRETARY OF VETERANS AFFAIRS, APPELLEE. Before PIETSCH, Judge. MEMORANDUM DECISION Note: Pursuant to U.S. Vet. App. R. 30(a), this action may not be cited as precedent. PIETSCH, Judge: The appellant, Johnnie R.…

Judicial Review that the BVA Decision for Denial of Back Pain Disability is [AFFIRMED]. Case # 16-3658


Designated for electronic publication only UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS FOR VETERANS CLAIMS No. 16-3658 MICHAEL E. BROWN, APPELLANT, V. DAVID J. SHULKIN, M.D., SECRETARY OF VETERANS AFFAIRS, APPELLEE. Before DAVIS, Chief Judge. MEMORANDUM DECISION Note: Pursuant to U.S. Vet. App. R. 30(a), this action may not be cited as precedent. DAVIS, Chief Judge: U.S. Marine…

Judicial Review that the BVA Decision for Denial of a Painful Tender Scar and for Metallic Shrapnel Fragments retained in Lower Back is [AFFIRMED]. Case # 16-3575


Designated for electronic publication only UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS FOR VETERANS CLAIMS No. 16-3575 RICHARD E. FRY, APPELLANT, V. DAVID J. SHULKIN, M.D., SECRETARY OF VETERANS AFFAIRS, APPELLEE. Before ALLEN, Judge. MEMORANDUM DECISION Note: Pursuant to U.S. Vet. App. R. 30(a), this action may not be cited as precedent. ALLEN, Judge: Appellant Richard E.…

Judicial Review for BVA DENIAL of [Total Disability based on Service-Connected Individual Unemployability TDIU & PTSD] [AFFIRMED] [DISMISSED]Case # No. 16-2375


Designated for electronic publication only UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS FOR VETERANS CLAIMS No. 16-2375 DALE E. WINGO, APPELLANT, V. DAVID J. SHULKIN, M.D., SECRETARY OF VETERANS AFFAIRS, APPELLEE. Before TOTH, Judge. MEMORANDUM DECISION Note: Pursuant to U.S. Vet. App. R. 30(a), this action may not be cited as precedent. TOTH, Judge: Dale E. Wingo…