BVA Cases

       Dr. Bash has done thousands of case evaluations at the VA Hospital/regional office/BVA and court levels.  The below list is a very small sample list of the web available BVA cases--a complete list of BVA cases can be found at The Department of Veterans Affairs Website search Dr. Bash, Craig N. Bash M.D., Dr. Craig Bash , Craig Bash, C.N.B., CNB, and/or Bash.

 

       A few years ago the BVA started to sanitize the BVA case reports by not including the full name of the physicians involved as experts, therefore most current cases simply list Dr. Bash as Dr. B.  He has over 500 cases listed in the BVA files before this sanitization process began.

       Also, it is very likely that Dr. Bash conducted the first BVA private (outside the VA) veteran nexus medical opinion in 1996, while working at the PVA under the expert legal guidance of the most famous appeals representative --Mr. John Kane (rest in peace).  Prior to 1996, outside the VA private veterans nexus medical opinions were not allowed in the VA claims process as the VA had their own physicians who sat on the rating boards. 

These are just a few of the new cases that Dr. Bash has successfully worked. More will be added at a later time for the convenience of veterans

1. TDIU Based on Dr. Bash Letter, Confirmed by Other Physician
2. Remand for veteran's multiple sclerosis
3. MS based on MRI of the brain
4. Multiple Sclerosis based on unilateral hearing loss and positive brain MRI
5. BVA Head injury/seizures and TDIU
6. Entitlement to service connection for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS)
7. Entitlement to service connection for a back disorder (Exceptional Read)
8. Entitlement to compensation for additional disability resultant from VA hospitalization and treatment
9. Entitlement to service connection for hypertension with history of myocardial infarction secondary to service-connected renal colic
10. Entitlement to an increased evaluation for residuals of removal of the left navicular bone, including metal replacement, currently evaluated as 20 percent disabling
11. Entitlement to service connection for a hiatal hernia
12. Whether new and material evidence has been submitted to reopen a claim of entitlement to service connection for a right leg and ankle disability
13. Entitlement to service connection for the cause of the veteran's death (Coumadin treatment by VA contributed to cause of death)
14. Entitlement to service connection for the cause of the veteran's death (respiratory failure due to or as a consequence of aspiration pneumonia due to or as a consequence of esophageal cancer caused by chronic reflux which began during service and to aggravation of the reflux by medication taken to treat his service connected disabilities (Exceptional read)
15. Entitlement to service connection for a low back disability, including secondary to an already service-connected left knee disability
16. Entitlement to service connection for the cause of the veteran's death, as due to Agent Orange exposure