I had a C&P exam performed by VES on 12 May, for knee and foot
increase and IU. The exam lasted nearly two hours. The examiner was
very freindly and listened closely to my story, and read the medical
reports and DBQ's that I brought with me. She said she had not read
all of my C-file on the computer, but had scanned it for key words,
regarding my condition. She was filling out a DBQ online, and was
quoting from the medical reports and DBQ's that I brought with me. She
did use some type of measuring device to check range of movement, and
would not go beyond my pain level to force a greater range of
movement. At the end of the exam, she stated that both my knee and
ankle "were trash", and had extremely limited ROM. The next day I had
a x-ray and mri scan of the ankle joint and knee. A few days later, I
got a report from VES stating that I had abnormal results found in my
foot and knee during the C&P exam and that I needed to consult my
primary care physician as soon as posible for follow up treatment.
Included in this letter was the report from the doctor who had read
the x-ray's and MRI's. Also, I am on SSDI 100%, for these same two
service connected disabilities.
Does anyone have any thoughts on if the TDIU might be granted? Has
anyone else gotten a letter from the VES telling them to seek
additional treatment? Any thoughts would be apprieciated. Also, has
anyone had any luck getting the C&P examiners report from the VA prior
to a decision on the claim being rendered? If so, How was it obtained?
Overall, I am so far pleased with VES and the way they do business.
Very fast, and very effecient. Time will tell. Thanks all for any