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to service connection for hepatitis C. June 27, 2018 ORDER Entitlement to service connection for hepatitis C is granted. FINDING OF FACT Resolving reasonable doubt in the Veteran s favor, his hepatitis
well as 2 failed kidney transplants in 1983 and 2004, respectively. The examiner noted that the Veteran had a diagnosis of hepatitis C and noted the risk factors for hepatitis C were organ transplant prior
that he has any hepatitis C symptoms that have resulted in functional impairment in earning capacity.   CONCLUSION OF LAW The criteria for service connection for hepatitis C (claimed as hepatitis non-
the evidence of record clearly establishes that the Veteran has been diagnosed with hepatitis C. Specifically, VA treatment records indicate that he was diagnosed with hepatitis C in February 2013. Therefore,
hepatitis; hepatitis B was previously called serum hepatitis; and hepatitis C was previously called non-A non-B hepatitis. Hepatitis C is clinically asymptomatic as an acute disease; chronic disease develops
OF FACT Resolving reasonable doubt in the Veteran s favor, his hepatitis C was at least as likely as not related to service. CONCLUSIONS OF LAW The criteria for service connection for hepatitis C are
the Veteran, the Board finds that hepatitis C is causally related to service, and that cirrhosis of the liver developed as secondary to hepatitis C. In sum, service connection for both hepatitis C and
connection for a right knee disability is denied. Entitlement to service connection for a left knee disability is denied. Entitlement to service connection for hepatitis C is denied. Entitlement to an
treatment records do not document any diagnosis for hepatitis C, although the Board also takes note that hepatitis C was not identified as a pathology until many years after the Veteran separated from service,
warranted. 2. Entitlement to service connection for Hepatitis C The Veteran contends that his Hepatitis C is due to air gun inoculations during service and/or the result of being scraped with a razor
and that there was a December 2007 diagnosis of hepatitis C. He opined that the hepatitis C was not due to military service and explained that he found no information in the Veteran s file did not identify
discharge[d] from the military. He has recently completed new treatment for his hepatitis-C and his last Liver clinic note states that his final blood test shows that his hepatitis-C is now not detectable
disability is granted. A rating in excess of 20 percent for hepatitis C for the period prior to October 11, 2008, is denied. A 40 percent rating (but no higher) for hepatitis C for the period from October
Veteran s representative in a September 2017 brief that the examiner who conducted the hepatitis/liver examination was an Internal Medicine physician rather than an appropriate expert as directed
connection for Hepatitis C is remanded. Entitlement to service connection for a liver disorder is remanded. Entitlement to service connection for thigh scarring as secondary to Hepatitis C is remanded.
was verified by CT scan. While attempting to rule out hepatocellular carcinoma, Dr. JK also observed a history of Hepatitis C. The observation made by Dr. JK, regarding a history of Hepatitis C, substantiates
and material, and the criteria to reopen the claim for service connection for Hepatitis C have been met. 38 U.S.C. §§ 5108, 7104(b), 7105(c) (2012); 38.F.R. §§ 3.102, 3.156(a) (2018). 3. The criteria
associated with hepatitis C. The Veteran contends that his renal failure is connected to his March 2003 liver transplant and hepatitis C diagnosis. Service connection may be established on a secondary
service treatment records are negative for any complaints, treatment, or diagnosis of hepatitis C. In fact, he was not diagnosed with the hepatitis C until 1992. The Board does acknowledge the Veteran s
October 1, 2018 ORDER Entitlement to service connection for hepatitis C is denied. Entitlement to service connection for a liver disability, claimed as secondary to hepatitis C is denied. FINDINGS
October 1, 2018 ORDER Entitlement to service connection for hepatitis C is denied. Entitlement to service connection for a liver disability, claimed as secondary to hepatitis C is denied. FINDINGS
stress disorder (PTSD) is remanded. Entitlement to a total disability rating based on individual unemployability (TDIU), is remanded. Service connection for hepatitis C is remanded. FINDING OF FACT Chronic
to his hepatitis C. The medical evidence suggests current hepatitis B and hepatitis C diagnoses. Thus, the Board has recharacterized the claim to include both hepatitis B and hepatitis C. In an October
is of record. 1. Entitlement to service connection for hepatitis C is remanded. The Veteran initially contended his hepatitis C resulted from immunizations in service. He now contends his hepatitis C
is remanded. Entitlement to service connection for degenerative arthritis of the bilateral hands is remanded. Entitlement to service connection for hepatitis is remanded. Entitlement to service connection
31, 2018 ORDER Entitlement to service connection for hepatitis C is denied. FINDING OF FACT Hepatitis C virus was not manifest during active service; and, the preponderance of the evidence fails to
Citation Nr: 18143339 Decision Date: 10/18/18 Archive Date: 10/18/18 DOCKET NO. 13-33 095 DATE: October 18, 2018 ORDER Entitlement to service connection for hepatitis C with cirrhosis of the liver
11, 2018 ORDER Entitlement to service connection for hepatitis C is granted. FINDING OF FACT The evidence is at least in equipoise as to whether the Veteran s hepatitis C is etiologically related
for hepatitis, a psychiatric disorder, and periodontitis is final. 38 U.S.C. § 7105(c) (2012); 38 C.F.R. §§ 3.104, 20.302, 20.1103 (2017). 6. New and material evidence has been received in order
The VA examiner noted that the Veteran had not been diagnosed with hepatitis C and that there had been no incapacitating episodes. The laboratory results yielded nonreactive hepatitis A lgM, hepatitis
remand directive. 3. Entitlement to service connection for Hepatitis C is remanded. The Board finds that the issue of service connection for Hepatitis C is inextricably intertwined with the claim for
etiology of his hepatitis C and acquired psychiatric disorder. In this case, the record shows the Veteran has been diagnosed with hepatitis C. The Veteran has contended he contracted hepatitis C while
secondary to posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), is denied. REMANDED Entitlement to a rating in excess of 20 percent for Hepatitis C is remanded. Entitlement to a rating in excess of 10 percent for
to service connection for a bilateral eye disability is remanded. Entitlement to service connection for hepatitis C is remanded. Entitlement to service connection for erectile dysfunction is remanded.
for hepatitis C with liver damage is remanded. The Board finds that remand is necessary to obtain an addendum opinion regarding etiology of the Veteran s hepatitis C. The Veteran was afforded a VA examination
over it, and it is referred to the AOJ for appropriate action. 1. Entitlement to service connection for hepatitis C is remanded. The Veteran is seeking service connection for hepatitis C. Before a decision
Citation Nr: 18122062 Decision Date: 07/27/18 Archive Date: 07/27/18 DOCKET NO. 14-32 264 DATE: July 27, 2018 REMANDED Entitlement to service connection for hepatitis C is remanded. Entitlement
is denied. See 38 U.S.C. § 5107(b); 38 C.F.R. § 3.102. The Veteran seeks service connection for hepatitis C. He has been diagnosed with hepatitis C. He asserts that it is related to risk factors that
is denied. Entitlement to service connection for a right knee disability, claimed as arthritis, is denied. REMANDED Entitlement to service connection for hepatitis C is remanded. Entitlement to a total
this belief, the Veteran (as a lay person) is not competent to opine as to the etiology of his hepatitis C. The question of whether his hepatitis C is related to the vaccinations given by an air gun system
hepatitis is related to service. In reaching that conclusion, the VA examiner cited to how there is no documentation of hepatitis C in service and the first diagnosis of hepatitis C is in 2013, over 40
13, 2010, the date he submitted a VA Form 21-526b, Veteran s Supplemental Claim, for entitlement to service connection for residuals of hepatitis C. Service connection for hepatitis C was ultimately
he had a diagnosis of hepatitis C. However, the competent evidence does not reflect that hepatitis C was a result of service. The appellant argues that the Veteran was infected with hepatitis C through
denied claim of entitlement to service connection for hepatitis C is granted. Service connection for hepatitis C is denied. Service connection for a disability manifested by cramps in the thighs and legs
but no higher, for the service-connected hepatitis C with cirrhosis is granted. Beginning April 5, 2013, a rating higher than 20 percent for the service-connected hepatitis C with cirrhosis is denied.
C. ORDER Entitlement to service connection for a liver disability, claimed as hepatitis C is denied. FINDING OF FACT A liver disability, to include hepatitis C was not manifest in service, and was not
2a and Ribavirin treatment for his hepatitis C in October 2005. 4. The persuasive medical evidence demonstrates the adverse effects of Peginterferon Alpha-2a and Ribavirin treatment for hepatitis C provided
claimed in-service injury, event, or illness. The examiner s rationale was that there is no known nexus between hepatitis C and Agent Orange. The examiner noted that hepatitis C is a virus and routes
a). In a June 2008 Board decision, the Board denied the Veteran s claim for service connection for hepatitis C based on lack of evidence relating his hepatitis C to active duty. The Veteran did not
of February 3, 2002 for the 40 percent rating for hepatitis C. the Veteran perfected a timely appeal to the rating assigned for hepatitis C. As regards current characterization of the appeal, the evidence
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