Tired of feeling like you are hitting your head into a brick wall?
Krause Law represents veterans in numerous areas of law involving the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). Three of these areas are my focus and are explained below within the tabbed sections:
- Vocational Rehabilitation & Employment
- VA Medical Malpractice
- Disability Compensation
Keep in mind, VA is a vast agency and veterans face problems with numerous other issues including Fiduciary or Clinical Appeals or Disruptive Behavior Committees. We can help with these kinds of claims, too.
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This is the benefit for disabled veterans that helped get me started with my law practice. Vocational Rehabilitation & Employment (Voc Rehab) is awesome when the counselor knows that they are doing and have a passion for veterans. But such zeal for helping is not always the norm.
In my own experience, Voc Rehab counselors can tend to use a system of blocks and tackles that keep veterans from their benefits. For me, I was entitled to have Voc Rehab pay for my undergraduate degree and law school, but a counselor misled me about the program could do.
It took a lot of work and pushback on my part to win my benefits that ultimately included VA partly funding the equipment for my law practice, law school and my undergraduate degree.
All in, Voc Rehab paid over $350,000 to retrain me from being a flight line mechanic to a lawyer who would represent veterans against the agency when they are wronged. How cool is that?
Now, I fight for veterans like you to repeat my same experience.
Countless veterans have suffered death and injury under the knife of a VA doctor only to go without compensation because they do not know what to ask.
VA is known to be slow to adopt changes in modern medicine that save lives. In areas like stroke, for example, the agency still tells veterans that the standard of care is based on 2005 medicine. Its most recent VA OIG audit of stroke policy found that agency lacking well behind other health care programs. But none of the auditors were even doctors, so who really knows exactly what else VA is not doing?
At Krause Law, we have experience helping veterans and their loved ones get justice after a VA doctor makes a mistake. As a journalist turned attorney, I have made a career out of auditing VA policies and programs to help inform my clients and the public of problem spots within the agency.
As a client, you will benefit from my unique hybrid approach to lawyering in this unique and important field. Few law firms use the two-pronged approach of investigative journalism with the courts to hold the agency accountable.
Areas of medical malpractice that I am particularly interested in are: 1) Stroke, and, 2) Traumatic Brain Injury.
If you would like to know more, you will need to initiate the process of a consult request to see if we would be a good fit for you.
One of the things that sets Krause Law apart from other law firms is that I have been through the school of hard knocks when it comes to fighting for benefits. Most other lawyers can only imagine that the fight is like and the toll it takes on the veteran and his or her family.
For me, VA gave me a low ball 10% when I first filed for disability compensation. Something seemed fishy but I lacked the education at the time to know why. I only knew that someone was misleading me. Through Voc Rehab, I gained the skills and tools to fight for my own benefits, ultimately becoming a lawyer owning my own law firm. After over 1 decade, I fought for and won a rating of 100% Permanent and Total.
Should it really take a law degree and over 10 years to get what a person is entitled to? I do not think so either, but sometimes it takes and attorney to help a veteran get a fair shake.
Now, I fight for veterans in the same position I was in so many years ago. But I have not lost sight of where I came from and how hard the process is to understand, making my approach with veterans and their families different.
My practice focuses on veterans who were not fairly diagnosed with traumatic brain injury. I exposed a 25,000 veteran TBI scandal through the local press last year where VA used unqualified doctors to assess TBI residuals. This practice was a violation of VA policy and catching it was a huge win for the veteran community.
To learn more, you will need to initiate a consult request below.