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Attorney who led VCS lawsuit against VA for veterans honored in series of articles about his legacy

A series of articles on toxic exposures in the June issue of The American Legion Magazine pays tribute to attorney Gordon Erspamer, whose many landmark cases in his distinguished career  included leading the Veterans for Common Sense lawsuit in 2007 against the … Continue reading

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VCS Lawsuit Proved VA Wait Times Led to Veteran Suicides | Veterans for Common Sense

(Washington) – In 2007, Veterans for Common Sense (VCS) and Veterans United for Truth and Justice, Inc. (VUFT), two veterans’ advocacy organizations, filed a class action lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).  The lawsuit alleged that a … Continue reading

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Obama Campaigns For Veterans’ Mental Health

From NPR by Scott Horsley On Friday, President Barack Obama was at Fort Bliss, Texas, where he spoke to troops and met with military families, including some who lost loved ones in Afghanistan. As that war winds down, the president … Continue reading

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THE IMPEDIMENTS STANDING IN THE WAY OF TIMELY DELIVERY OF BENEFITS

Editorial Prepared by Gordon Erspammer JD lead Attorney for VCS-VUFT vs Eric K. Shinseki I frequently am asked the fundamental question of why the benefit and health care delivery systems for veterans administered by the Department of Veterans Affairs are … Continue reading

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Veterans supporters disappointed in appeals court ruling on VA mental health system

Judges say it is up to Congress to solve problems in treatment system From The Monterey County Herald By KEVIN HOWE Herald Staff Writer Posted:   05/08/2012 05:16:42 PM PDT Updated:   05/09/2012 08:33:49 AM PDT Supporters of veterans’ programs expressed … Continue reading

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Shinseki: VA may need more mental health workers

VCS Lawsuit mentioned From WAPO Blog By Steve Vogel The Department of Veterans Affairs may need to hire more mental health workers on top of the 1,900 new positions announced last month, VA Secretary Eric Shinseki told a House panel Tuesday. Skinseki made … Continue reading

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Lawsuit Update and Statement

 The following statement was prepared in cooperation with our co-plaintiffs and attorneys in this matter. A special thanks to the staff of Morrison and Foerster LLP for all their tireless  efforts and hard work on behalf of veterans.  —– Appellate … Continue reading

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Yet another confirmation that 18 veterans a day commit suicide. Our lawsuit is mentioned.

The Truth-O-Meter Says: “Before this day is out, 18 more veterans will have taken their own lives.  That is the daily average, it is intolerable, and it has to stop.” Rush Holt on Wednesday, December 14th, 2011 in a press release … Continue reading

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Veterans Fight in 9th Circuit for Better PTSD Treatment

December 14, 2011 (Courthouse News Service) – Veterans appeared before the full 9th Circuit on Tuesday to secure better treatment for service members with mental health issues.      In May, a three-judge panel of the court took the rare step of … Continue reading

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Newspaper Editorial: Overdue Aid for Veterans

Editorial Cites VCS / VUFT Appeal Court Opinion   May 25, 2011, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania (The Intelligencer Journal Editorial Board) – Eighteen veterans commit suicide every day. More than 1000 attempt suicide every month.Many of these veterans have pleaded for help … Continue reading

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