If you have a service-related disability, one the worst things you can hear from the Department of Veteran Affairs (VA) is that your claim for disability benefits has been denied. Fortunately, however, a denial does not mean you are all out of options - after all, you can still file an appeal, especially if your denial is based on insufficient medical evidence.
Back in April, this blog reported on a lawsuit filed by a group of veterans against the Department of Veterans Affairs. The members of the group became stuck in the backlog of disability claims and filed a lawsuit about a year ago in the U.S Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims. However, the legality of that lawsuit has been denied; the court says that it cannot hear aggregated cases when there is more than one plaintiff.