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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,
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
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
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
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-
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
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
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
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
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
the Veteran s hepatitis C was caused by an in-service air gun inoculation? c) Is it at least as likely that the Veteran s hepatitis C was caused by his psychiatric disability? d) Is it at least
that, if he had contracted hepatitis C during that time, it would have manifested itself before 2008. In addition, the VA examiner found the Veteran had a history of another risk factor for hepatitis C.
private physician provided a new statement in May 2018 (submitted by the Veteran) which noted that the negative hepatitis screen in October 1984 was for hepatitis A (not hepatitis C), that hepatitis C cannot
service connection for hepatitis C The Veteran seeks service connection for hepatitis C due to the Veteran s active service. Specifically, the Veteran contends that he contracted hepatitis C due to
a hearing transcript. See 38 C.F.R. § 20.702(e). Entitlement to service connection for hepatitis C is remanded. The Veteran s post-service VA medical records reflect a diagnosis of hepatitis C during
hepatitis C. More specifically, a July 2013 VA examiner indicated that the Veteran had a diagnosis of hepatitis C. Post-service private medical records also confirm a diagnosis of hepatitis C and hepatitis
reveals no complaints, findings or a diagnosis of hepatitis C. While a review of the records shows that the Veteran has a current diagnosis of hepatitis C, there is no competent evidence showing that hepatitis
for acquired psychiatric disability is granted. 2. Entitlement to service connection for hepatitis C The Veteran contends that service connection is warranted for hepatitis C (also known as HCV). The
fatigue as secondary to hepatitis C is denied. Service connection for a gastrointestinal disorder as secondary to hepatitis C is denied. FINDINGS OF FACT 1. Hepatitis C is the result of willful misconduct
24, 2018 ORDER Entitlement to service connection for hepatitis C is denied. FINDING OF FACT The Veteran s hepatitis C is not etiologically related to service. CONCLUSION OF LAW The criteria for
his opinion on an in-service incurrence of Hepatitis C. As noted above, the Veteran clearly and unmistakably had Hepatitis C prior to joining the Army in 1977. However, the correspondence from Dr. HCV
compensably disabling within a year of the appellant s separation from active duty. 3. Cirrhosis of the liver was related to the Veteran s service-connected hepatitis C. 4. The Veteran s death
previously denied claim of entitlement to service connection hepatitis C is granted. REMANDED Entitlement to service connection for hepatitis C is remanded. Entitlement to service connection for a traumatic
to service connection for hepatitis C and entitlement to service connection for cirrhosis as secondary to hepatitis C are remanded. The Veteran contends that his hepatitis C is the result of being exposed
examination. CONCLUSIONS OF LAW 1. The October 2005 RO decision that denied service connection for right leg varicose veins, hepatitis C, and prostate cancer is final. 38 U.S.C. § 7105(c) (2012); 38
23, 2018 ORDER Throughout the rating period, a disability rating greater than 60 percent for infectious hepatitis and hepatitis C is denied. For the period from January 24, 2014, to July 5, 2017, a disability
treated for Hepatitis C during service, was not diagnosed with Hepatitis C until many years after service, and Hepatitis C is not etiologically related to any in-service incurrence. 4. The Veteran was
muscle group XII is denied. 3. Entitlement to an increased rating in excess of 10 percent for hepatitis C is denied. REMANDED 1. Issue of entitlement to an increased rating in excess of 50 percent for
for hepatitis C and bipolar disorder. CONCLUSIONS OF LAW 1. The April 2008 Board decision, which denied the claims of entitlement to service connection for hepatitis C and bipolar disorder became final.
has current hepatitis C, the preponderance of the evidence is against a finding of a linkage between the onset of the hepatitis C and the in-service episode of hepatitis or the administration of inoculations
spine disorder and hepatitis C are reopened as the Veteran and his wife provided testimony at the Board hearing regarding the etiology of the Veteran s lumbar spine disorder and hepatitis C, which is
manual states that hepatitis A was previously called infectious hepatitis; hepatitis B was previously called serum hepatitis; and hepatitis C was previously called non-A non-B hepatitis. Hepatitis C is
granted. REMANDED Entitlement to service connection for hepatitis C is remanded. Entitlement to service connection for PTSD is remanded. FINDINGS OF FACT 1. Service connection for hepatitis C was initially
C. The Veteran has assert that he is entitled to service connection for hepatitis C because he incurred it while on active duty. He has stated that his hepatitis C is a result of his intervenous drug
service, which he believes resulted in his current diagnosis of Hepatitis C. He further stated that he was diagnosed with Hepatitis C one year after separation from service. Therefore, given that the
of entitlement to service connection for hepatitis C is reopened. Entitlement to service connection for hepatitis C is denied. FINDINGS OF FACT 1. In a final decision dated in February 2003, the RO denied
Therefore, new and material evidence having been received, the claim of entitlement to service connection for hepatitis C is reopened. Entitlement to service connection for hepatitis C is denied. Although
hepatitis C. An April 2018 rating decision granted the Veteran service connection for hepatitis C, resolving that matter.] Service Connection Service connection may be granted for a disability resulting
be denied. See 38 U.S.C. § 5107(b); 38 C.F.R. §§ 3.102, 4.3. 2. An initial compensable rating for hepatitis C The Veteran was awarded service connection for hepatitis C by the Board in April 2014
October 7, 2008, subject to the law and regulations governing payment of monetary benefits. REMANDED Entitlement to service connection for hepatitis C is remanded. Entitlement to service connection
of service connection for hepatitis C is denied. REMANDED Entitlement to an increased rating greater than 10 percent for hepatitis C from October 8, 2013 is remanded. Entitlement to an increased rating
10, 2018 ORDER Entitlement to service connection for hepatitis C is denied. FINDING OF FACT The preponderance of the evidence is against finding that the Veteran has hepatitis C due to a disease or
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