$295,000 for Veteran’s PTSD for Physical and Mental Abuse

Client L.D. – PTSD – $295,000 in past-due benefits and $2700/month in future benefits

Mr. D is a Chinese American who served in Vietnam. As the result of his appearance, his fellow soldiers physically and mentally abused him during and after basic training. Because of this severe abuse and death threats, Mr. D developed a severe anxiety disorder later diagnosed as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Mr. D hired Friedman Disability to represent him after he received an unfavorable Board of Veterans Appeals (BVA) decision.

Mr. Friedman successfully represented Mr. D at the Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims. In 2011, the VA granted Mr. D’s claim for PTSD and a total disability rating based on individual unemployability (TDIU). Mr. D. received over $295,000 in past-due disability benefits from the Department of Veteran Affairs’ Regional Office in Seattle, WA as well as future benefits exceeding $2700 per month.