IHD Plus

Question:

Hi Jim, First I like to thank you for all you do. I am a Vietnam vet with prostate cancer. I have been awarded 100% for over 10 years under watchful waiting. I was also awarded 60% for IHD at the same time. Since the award for IHD I have undergone a quintaple by-pass, defibulator, and pace maker. I am now about to get a cow valve as they have indicated further by-passes may not go well, I would like to attempt to have the 60% increased to 100% P&T. I guess I would like to get your opinion.

 

Jim's Reply:

Your rating should be 100% P & T now because of the defibrillator device...the AICD. If the IHD caused the electrical malfunctions in your heart that led to the AICD, that's a 100% rating.

You need to file the claim.