February 04, 2019
Weil recently won a significant pro bono victory on behalf of a disabled United States Army veteran. Working with the Veterans Assistance Project, Jed Winer and Agustina Berro represented an Army veteran with, among other things, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) attributable to events he encountered while serving along the Korean Demilitarized Zone. Our client served in the Army from 1979-1983.
Before Weil became involved, the client had significant difficulty navigating the complex process to file a claim for disability compensation with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. As a result, his claims had been repeatedly denied over the course of several years. Mr. Winer and Ms. Berro conducted significant research, gathered evidence and drafted briefs in support of our client’s claim and ultimately filed an appeal with the Board of Veterans’ Appeals.
On January 15, 2019, the Board of Veterans’ Appeals ordered that our client’s previously disallowed claim for entitlement to service connection for PTSD be reopened and granted. Obtaining this compensation to which our client is entitled will have a truly significant impact on his life.