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    Factor V

    Just to be clear... I wasn't separated because I have Factor V Leiden. I was medically discharged because I chose to follow my doctor's advice and take Coumadin (blood thinners) for the rest of my life. I've been out for over 16 years so plenty of things have probably changed since then but when...
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    LOD IDES VA case closed today 30OCT18

    I had a Pulmonary Embolism in 2001 and was given a 0% disability rating by the Navy PEB. Appealed to the PDBR and the BCNR but nothing changed. The VA gave me 60% because of the need for lifelong anti-coagulation. The blood clot didn't get me kicked out of the Navy... the decision to follow my...
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    How do I appeal the PDBR and Branch decsion???

    This is a direct quote from the BCNR regarding my appeal of my PDBR findings: This is in reference to your application for correction of your naval record pursuant to the provisions of 10 USC 1552. A review of your application revealed that you requested a review of Assistant Secretary of the...
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    Appeal PDBR decision through US Federal Court of Appeals?

    Please keep us posted with your progress!!!
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    Factor V

    I got all 6 Anthrax shots when my ship was in the Persian Gulf and am now on Coumadin for life. I had several pulmonary embolisms in 2001. The Dr. at the Mayo Clinic said they were the biggest blood clots he'd ever seen. I have a genetic disorder called Factor V Leiden which increases my...
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    BCNR timeline after docket number received

    I then wrote to my senator (July, 2016)to ask his assistance. Here's the BCNR's answer to him: Dear Senator Rubio: This is in response to your recent letter concerning the application of one of your constituents, Mr. John Jacobson, a former member of the United States Navy. Mr. Jacobson...
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    BCNR timeline after docket number received

    This is the response I got from the BCNR: This is in reference to your application for correction of your naval record pursuant to the provisions of 10 USC 1552. A review of your application revealed that you requested a review of Assistant Secretary of the Navy (Manpower and Reserve Affairs)...
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    BCNR timeline after docket number received

    I submitted my application to the BCNR on April 23rd, 2015. My docket No was 4506-15 and the response letter was written February 17, 2016.
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    Upcoming MEB; (2)Pulmonary embolisms and DVT

    I appealed to the BCNR and got shot down. They wouldn't review any decisions made by the PDBR. I wrote to my congressman for help and this was the response from the BCNR to Senator Marco Rubio: Dear Senator Rubio: This is in response to your recent letter concerning the application of one of...
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    Upcoming MEB; (2)Pulmonary embolisms and DVT

    I appealed to the PDBR but lost. I then appealed to the BCNR and lost again but the BCNR said they can't overturn a PDBR decision and recommended I appeal to the PDBR again. I'm looking for a good lawyer to do just that. I don't know if anyone has ever tried it before, and if so, were they...
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    Ramstein AB Timeline

    Any update on this? Please advise.
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    Upcoming MEB; (2)Pulmonary embolisms and DVT

    I was given 60% by the VA for 6817 but the Navy gave me 0% for 6817. I'm taking Coumadin for life. PDBR shot me down. 14 years in the Navy and no retirement.
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    Questions Regarding Appeal to PDBR?

    I'm a little nervous about submitting another application to the PDBR without legal representation. Can you recommend anyone? Is Jason taking any new cases?
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    Questions Regarding Appeal to PDBR?

    I was discharged from the Navy by a PEB with a decision of 0% service connected for the VA source code of 6817. The VA rated me at 30% for the same VA code. The PDBR decided not to change my percentage. A few years later the VA change my disability to 60% and called it a CUE (Clear and...
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