Veterans make class-action suit against bureaucrats’ callous treatment of wounded warriors


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The Vancouver-based Miller Thomson law firm met October 18, 2011, with the Office of the Ombudsman to launch a constitutional suit against the Veterans Review and Appeal Board on behalf of all injured Military and RCMP vets, who have been unjustly denied legitimate disability claims and or have not been granted compensation to the level of disability supported by indisputable medical evidence/evidence by the Veterans Review and Appeal Board. The investigation has been undertaken on behalf of the Canadian Veterans Advocacy who contends the VRAB has rejected medical evidence provided in veterans’ claims of injuries between 1997 and 2011 without providing reasons, which, by law under Section 7 of the VRAB’s own regulations, they are obligated to do. The CVA’s representative, Eric Rebiere, a former constable in the RCMP, delivered the complaint to the Vets’ Ombudsman yesterday. Through Rebiere’s examination of 81 Judicial Reviews dealing with VRAB denials of injured veterans’ claims, he sites sixteen issues have emerged.  Miller Thomson has offices nationwide able to help wounded vets “all across the country” to process their claims. BONNIE

References: 

Toronto Star

Summary of CVA Complaint to Veterans Ombudsman

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