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hepatitis C treatment. Based on the evidence of record, the Board finds that service connection for the Veteran s hepatitis C is not warranted. During his June 2011 initial hepatitis C evaluation,
for hepatitis C. The Veteran contends that that his current diagnosis of hepatitis C is related to an in-service diagnosis of negative Australian antigen hepatitis. Service connection may
4, 2019 ORDER Entitlement to service connection for hepatitis C is granted. FINDING OF FACT The Veteran s hepatitis C is related to service. CONCLUSION OF LAW The criteria to establish
disability consisting of edema of the bilateral upper extremities. 3. The Veteran s hepatitis C was not incurred in and is not otherwise related to his active service; his hepatitis C was not caused
has not been shown to have a current diagnosis hepatitis C. As discussed below, the record does not contain any evidence showing a current diagnosis or symptoms of hepatitis C during the appeal period
claimed as hepatitis C The Veteran asserts that he contracted hepatitis C in service from drinking contaminated water. Alternatively, he contends that he contracted hepatitis C through in-service
as joint pains is denied. REMANDED Entitlement to service connection for Hepatitis C with cirrhosis of the liver also claimed as Hepatitis C Virus (HCV) exposure due to hernia operation is remanded.
38 C.F.R. § 3.310. 1. Entitlement to service connection for hepatitis C The Veteran seeks service connection for hepatitis C. He asserts he contracted hepatitis while receiving vaccinations during
service high-risk sexual activity and/or in-service medical treatment and the current diagnosis of hepatitis C. Several risk factors for hepatitis C have been recognized by VA, including intravenous drug
to an initial evaluation in excess of 40 percent for hepatitis C from February 28, 2006 to July 1, 2016 is denied. Entitlement to an initial evaluation in excess of 60 percent for hepatitis C from
for Hepatitis C The Veteran contends that her Hepatitis C is the result of her active service. Specifically, she contends that she contracted Hepatitis C during an inoculation. Service treatment records
for Hepatitis C is granted. Entitlement to service connection for elevated liver enzymes, to include as secondary to Hepatitis C is denied. REMANDED Entitlement to service connection for a low
15, 2019 ORDER Entitlement to service connection for hepatitis C is denied. FINDING OF FACT The most probative evidence indicates the Veteran s hepatitis C was not present until many years
associated with hepatitis C, and the evidence does not otherwise show that he was diagnosed with or treated for hepatitis C at any time during his active military service. The Veteran first contracted hepatitis
foot disorder, diagnoses as pes planus, is granted. Entitlement to service connection for cirrhosis is denied. Entitlement to service connection for hepatitis C is denied. REMANDED Entitlement
C (previously diagnosed and service-connected as hepatitis B) is denied. From June 26, 2012 forward, entitlement to a rating in excess of 40 percent thereafter for service-connected hepatitis C (previously
connection for headaches is denied. REMANDED Entitlement to service connection for hepatitis C is remanded. Entitlement to service connection for liver disease, to include cirrhosis of the liver,
2006 rating decision denied service connection for hepatitis C. 6. Evidence received more than one year since the September 2006 rating decision denying service connection for hepatitis C, by itself
hernia to service. 7. Hepatitis C was not shown in service or for many years thereafter, and there is no probative evidence linking Hepatitis C to service. CONCLUSIONS OF LAW 1. The criteria for
denied. Service connection for sleep apnea is denied. Service connection for diabetes mellitus is denied. Service connection for hepatitis C is denied. Service connection for a bilateral
2013, the Veteran reported that he was diagnosed with hepatitis C in 2002 and the treating physician informed him that his hepatitis C caused rheumatoid factor, a rare hepatitis C-related condition
of cirrhosis of the liver in excess of 50 percent on and after July 19, 2015, is denied. Entitlement to an evaluation in excess of 40 percent for hepatitis C is denied. Entitlement to a total disability
of service connection. 2. Entitlement to service connection for hepatitis C. The Veteran contends that his current hepatitis C is due to being exposed to other service members blood through vaccinations
as secondary to hepatitis C, chronic kidney disease, or hypertension, is remanded. Entitlement to service connection for hepatitis C, to include as secondary to diabetes mellitus, hypertension, or chronic
C, hypertension, angina, and PTSD. Because there is considerable overlap in the applicable evidence for the Veteran s claims to reopen his service connection claims for Hepatitis C, hypertension, angina,
26, 2019 ORDER Entitlement to an effective date of August 14, 2012, but no earlier, for the award of service connection for hepatitis C is granted, subject to the regulations governing the payment
infectious 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
finds that service connection for hepatitis C has been established. The Veteran underwent a VA hepatitis examination in 2017, and the examiner indicated a diagnosis for hepatitis C. As such, a current
to service connection for hepatitis C is remanded. A review of the claims file reveals that further action on the claim of entitlement to service connection for hepatitis C is needed. During the July
VA medical records show the Veteran had risk factors for Hepatitis C, which included both IV drug use and alcohol abuse. In a January 2009 statement, the Veteran reported contracting Hepatitis C in Vietnam
not caused by his hepatitis C or the treatment of his hepatitis C. While the December 2018 VA examiner noted the Veteran s belief that the medical treatment for [his hepatitis C] caused []his lipoma,
rating for the Veteran s service-connected hepatitis C beginning September 29, 2011. On September 29, 2011, the Veteran underwent a VA examination for his hepatitis C. On examination, the examiner
of hepatitis C. In support, the examiner cited to medical literature, which included discussion of the relationship between injection drug use and hepatitis C as well as hepatitis C infection by sexual
Entitlement to service connection for hepatitis B, to include chronic liver damage, is denied. Entitlement to service connection for hepatitis C, to include chronic liver damage, is denied. REMANDED
Affairs (VA). The issues were previously addressed in Board decisions of April 2015 (hepatitis C, hypertension and TDIU), July 2017, (hepatitis C, hypertension, and TDIU), and July 2019 (PTSD, liver transplant,
for bipolar disorder is denied. Entitlement to service connection for obstructive sleep apnea is denied. Entitlement to service connection for hepatitis C is denied. REMANDED Entitlement
hepatitis C is denied. A March 2012 rating decision denied claims of service connection for hepatitis C, left fifth finger, back, pes planus, bilateral knee, and acquired psychiatric disabilities. Hepatitis
his active service. Specifically, she asserts his hepatitis C infection was caused by an air gun used for inoculations during his active service and the hepatitis C led to his carcinoma. The Board finds
shows that hepatitis C caused cirrhosis of the liver, which resulted in hepatocellular carcinoma. 6. As of the time of his death, service connection has been established for hepatitis C. 7. The Veteran s
381 F.3d 1163 (Fed. Cir. 2004). Entitlement to service connection for Hepatitis C The Veteran contends that his Hepatitis C was contracted in service. Specifically, the Veteran asserted, in his December
to service connection for Hepatitis C is remanded. The Veteran is claiming entitlement to service connection for Hepatis C. He believes he contracted Hepatitis C either from having unprotected sex or
Entitlement to service connection for a right knee disability is denied. Entitlement to service connection for a liver lesion is denied. Entitlement to service connection for Hepatitis C is denied.
any symptoms from hepatitis C. The examiner noted that the Veteran had a current diagnosis of hepatitis C, and that risk factors for hepatitis C including intravenous drug use. In the accompanying May
Hepatitis C are reopened. REASONS FOR REMAND 1. Entitlement to service connection for Hepatitis C The Veteran contends that his currently diagnosed Hepatitis C is related to his military service.
FACT 1. The Veteran s hepatitis C is at least as likely as not due to service. 2. The Veteran s hepatitis C is a factor causing his renal failure. 3. The Veteran s current diabetes mellitus
aggravated by the service-connected hepatitis C or diabetes mellitus. CONCLUSIONS OF LAW 1. The criteria for an initial compensable rating for hepatitis C are not met. 38 U.S.C. § 1155; 38 C.F.R.
diarrhea, constipating, jaundice, and melena. Physical examination revealed hepatitis C was undetectable. The Veteran s hepatitis C was re-evaluated in March 2014. The examiner noted that continuous
to service connection for a low back disability is remanded. Service connection for a liver disability, also claimed as hepatitis C, to include cirrhosis or other residuals, is remanded. Entitlement
November 29, 2019 ORDER The July 11, 2018 Board decision denying service connection for Hepatitis C is vacated. Service connection for Hepatitis C is granted. FINDINGS OF FACT 1. On December
while the Veteran did not currently manifest symptoms of hepatitis C, the examiner found that the Veteran suffered hepatitis C due to his in-service sexual activity that lead to gonorrhea. Upon review
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