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Recognition the DD as war disease
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08/29/05 02:58
Ruben Braz

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08/29/05 02:58
Ruben Braz

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Recognition the DD as war disease

I´m Portuguese and my father as the DD. He has a legal fight with portuguese army to be declared as "deficient" of portuguese army and by this obtain a pension. I like to know if someone knowns if the DD is a War disease recognized by the US army and if someone as won any court fight about this.

Please contact me in existenzk@hotmail.com
Thank You

08/30/05 02:40
Frances

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08/30/05 02:40
Frances

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More Workers Comp stuff

Dear Ruben,

This is not the first time this sort of topic has been raised. Long ago there was a post from a Police Officer who wondered if he was eligible for a pension because his hands were not functioning properly. I do not know if he made a claim but I think he might have had a real chance at being transfered to 'light duties' depending on the location and severity of his contractures/nodules/etc *if* the contractures interfered with his ability to fire a gun. Light duties would be like secretarial jobs, community information.... or just pumping gas for the patrol cars....but...hey....if it keeps the pay check coming.....

There is also thread entitled 'WSIB Claims for Ontario Patients' dated 6/8/2005. In this thread there is information on how to access Appeal Tribunals from our Workers Compensation Board. In this you will find some (a few) claims for Dupuytren's Contracture that have been approved...BUT.....there are criterion....ie: no family history.....not the usual age of onset....DC following a specific documented trauma in the work place....etc...

They are very stringent in ruling out the usual factors that point towards hereditary....but...like I said...some claims have been approved. It doesn't hurt to look.

Let us know how it turns out.

Frances

08/30/05 02:58
Frances

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08/30/05 02:58
Frances

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More Workers Comp stuff

The thread below entitled 'Worman's Compensation around the world' lists a 1949 case that uses every argument possible against paying out for DC. The case is very well argued and will probably be the sort of thing your father will be up against.

It's a lot of reading so I used my 'Edit' function, clicked 'Find on this page' then typed in 'Dupuytren's Contracture'. It helps narrow down the legal-ease.

France

09/07/05 02:06
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09/07/05 02:06
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Closest NA treatment to Washington state?

Be leery of the person (s) doing the initial posting on this subject. I believe they may be fishing for personal information if you respond to the email address listed.

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