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Amberman v. Shinseki, No. 08-7111

In an action involving the appropriate disability rating for a veteran, Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims' judgment upholding the finding that plaintiff's disorders had properly been rated together is affirmed where 38 C.F.R. sec. 4.14 prohibits separately rating the same symptoms merely because those symptoms have multiple causes. 

Read Amberman v. Shinseki, No. 08-7111

Appellate Information
Appeal from the United States Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims.
Decided June 29, 2009

Before LOURIE, GAJARSA, and PROST, Circuit Judges.
Opinion by GAJARSA, Circuit Judge.

For Appellant: Kenneth M. Carpenter, Carpenter, Chartered, Topeka, Kansas.

For Respondent: L. Misha Preheim, United States Department of Justice, Washington, DC.