Military Veterans' Lawyer Blog

Many veteran’s suffer from Hepatitis C. A horrible disease with no cure, until maybe now.

A few weeks ago I met and discussed Hepatitis C with a Bristol drug representative who discussed how the new Hep C medicines were actually curing people with Hep C.

The following article discusses some of what the represenative stated http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2014/01/29/hepatitis-c-treatment/5029179/

Therefore, if you have Hepatitis C, see your doctor and discuss this new line of treatments. If you have Hep C and you have been denied your service-connection benefits, please contact us at:
http://www.attorneyforveterans.com/

Today, the Alamo fell to the Mexican Army under the command of General Santa Ana.

After holding off a far numerically superior army for 13 days the final assault began shortly after midnight. Using darkness and a calm the Mexican army crept close to the Alamo, and at approximately 0530 began the final assault. By 0630 all the Texican forces, defenders of liberty were dead.

The Texas defenders and Army, however, won the war 6 weeks later as Gen. Sam Houston defeated Gen. Santa Ana and his army at San Jacinto, TX.

All Texans know of the Alamo, and the bravery of the men and women in the Alamo. Those same principles of bravery, service to others, and patriotism live on in today’s men and women of the U.S. Armed Forces.

The saying time flys is so true. In the last few months the Law Office of Robert B. Goss, P.C. http://www.attorneyforveterans.com has lost some great friends and clients.

All of us here wish to say God Speed and prayers are with you and your family to:
Mr. Ben Liano, USN Rev. Don Davitz, USAF
You will be missed, and I thank you for your service, dedication, love of the U.S. and your sacrifice. Bob

The following list was sent to us by one of our good friends, Chip Beazley, of Alabama.

We take pride the members of the Law Office of Robert B. Goss, P.C. http://www.attorneyforveterans.com are all military veterans or the spouse of a veteran.

As such we wish each and every active duty, veteran, and their family members our thanks and hope the list below allows you to enjoy Veteran’s Day.

The Law Office of Robert B. Goss, P.C. http://www.attorneyforveterans.com, salutes all veterans and thanks you for your sacrifice.
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The Morton Ranch High School Choir (Katy) will be presenting a:

Veteran’s Day Concert on

Sunday, November 9 at 3:00 pm in the Morton Ranch High School Performing Arts Center,

21000 Franz Road, Katy.

Enjoy, The Law Office of Robert B. Goss, P.C. http://www.attorneyforveterans.com/ thanks all veterans on this Veterans Day, and everyday for you and your families’ sacrifice defending our nation and our liberty.

The Law Office of Robert B. Goss, P.C. http://www.attorneyforveterans.com wishes you a safe, reflective , and peaceful Memorial Day.

Thank you to our veterans. Serving is difficult for both the service member and their families. We thank you and your families. The Law Office of Robert B. Goss, P.C. fights every day to help veterans obtain their benefits earned through their courage and sacrifice.

If you or a veteran you know needs help obtaining their benefits contact the Law Office of Robert B. Goss, P.C., http://www.attorneyforveterans.com/lawyer-attorney-1303360.html.

God Bless you, and thank you.

Law Office of Robert B. Goss, P.C.

On Saturday, May 24th, 2014, Sec. Shinseki announced the besieged VA Health Care system is making changes to allow some veterans to obtain treatment at private facilities.

This link is to an article published on Saturday, May 24th, 2014,
http://www.komonews.com/news/national/Veteran-Affairs-OK-more-private-care-for-veterans-260546891.html.

As soon as the Law Office of Robert B. Goss, P.C. http://www.attorneyforveterans.com obtains the official information we will post it.

Thank you.

Several years ago the VA lumped all VA Regional Offices into 8 call centers to handle all the calls from anywhere in the nation.

Because you may think you are talking to your Regional Office, I wanted to explain what you need to know about this number:

What calling 1-800-827-1000, mean to you. Let’s say you are calling the Benefits line at 1-800-827-1000, from San Diego, CA. The assumption is you think you are calling the Regional Office handling your claim, correct? Wrong.

Instead of getting the Los Angeles VARO, you are getting a call center. The call center can only tell you what is on their screen. The information on the screen is often incorrect and not up-to-date.

Thus, the information you receive from the call center is not the information from someone who is getting up and looking at your folder. Unfortunately, without accurate information that may be contained in your claims file the information you receive from a call center may not be accurate. The call centers were implemented to save VA time.

The Law Office of Robert B. Goss, P.C. http://www.attorneyforveterans.com provides Legal assistance to veterans seeking their VA disability benefits after the VA has denied their claims in whole or in part.

From one of our good friends and supporters, Ross Levin, owner of Aviation Art Hanger I post this wonderful remembrance and tribute:

Commemorating the 72nd Anniversary of the Doolittle Raid on Tokyo
Seventy-two years ago today, on 18 April 1942, 80 crew members in 16 B-25 aircraft flying off of the USS Hornet demonstrated to Japan that it was vulnerable to American air attack. Lt. Col. Jimmy Doolittle’s remarkable and daring raid provided a vital morale boost and opportunity for U.S. retaliation after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on 7 December 1941.

Click here or on the image below to view the Doolittle Raiders portfolio.
There you’ll find outstanding artwork from numerous artists depicting this famous raid!

Own a piece of history!
Many of our prints are signed by the very men who participated in the raid.

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At the Law Office of Robert B. Goss, P.C., www.attorneyforveterans.com, we have been going through a transition. Changes are sometimes very good, and in this case our changes are very good.
The biggest change has been the addition of the newest member of our staff. That member is me! My name is Hans Goss, and I am a U.S. Army veteran. I was in the U.S. Army for four and a half years, and served as an Airborne Infantryman in the 82nd Airborne. My deployments were to Haiti and Iraq. I am very proud of my service to our country, and like everyone at the Law Office of Robert B. Goss, P.C. http://www.attorneyforveterans.com/lawyer-attorney-1303353.html, I am a veteran or a dependent of a veteran. I am currently working towards becoming a lawyer. As it stands I am a proud member of this law firm dedicated to helping all veterans in every way I can. I will also be leading the Firms blogs from the position of a new veteran, with the goal of providing insight into the VA system that is not only helpful, but easy to navigate.

Today’s blog will begin with the story of how the Law Office of Robert B. Goss, P.C., www.attorneyforveterans.com, came to be and how we will proceed in the future.

It all started with a dream. Robert B. Goss, http://www.attorneyforveterans.com/lawyer-attorney-1303379.html, knew from the time he was born his dream was to fly. He never really felt like walking on the ground with his ‘legs’ suited him. Being raised in Houston, TX he would ride his bicycle miles weekly after school or on the weekend for years to Hull Airport (now Sugarland Airport) in Sugar Land, TX to watch the planes soar around the pattern performing countless touch-n-gos. If he was lucky a pilot would let him look inside the airplane. He would sit, and stare in amazement knowing one day he would be the high flying ace of the sky he so admired. Unlike most childhood dreams he didn’t lose sight of his goal of being a pilot. At the age of 16, he soloed his first plane. This event also was the beginning of an adventure that defines the rest of his life. Getting his pilot license was simply step one. Now he set out on a path to become a true pilot, and that meant making it a profession. After years of hard work he graduated from Texas A&M with his Bachelors and Masters Degrees in Aerospace Engineering, even against all pleadings of his father who wanted him to go to medical school. With his Masters of Science degree he enlisted in the U.S. Air Force to be a pilot.
Although FAR qualified at Undergraduate Pilot Training, his flight Commander inspired him to choose the B-52, as the B-1 was slated to join the Air Force. He spent most of his career flying B-52s, and running missions all over the world. Through his career he had four children, and traveled to countries he never dreamed he would visit. It was all a grand adventure, and yet the happiness didn’t last forever. Almost entirely over night his life seemed to have spun out of control due to a service injury. In less than 2 weeks his vision was lost, due to lasers he had encountered in his travels. These injuries led to eventually blindness for multiple periods of time.
The vision disabilities along with many other disabilities career pilots suffer were present when Bob retired after almost 21 years of service. As the VA Vocational and Rehabilitation Counselor noted, “he could not find an airline who would hire a blind pilot.”
At retirement many variables existed, and many obstacles had to be overcome. Bob took inspiration from David Byrne of Montgomery, AL, who was Bob’s attorney, and Dr. Michael Lambert, who prior to becoming a world renowned Vitreous Retina Surgeon had also been a pilot who was grounded. Bob saw he could continue serving his fellow veterans and service members by assisting them get their VA benefits.
Not willing to sit on his retirement and serve out his days at a VA home, he promptly learned of the VA’s pattern of denial and impeding VA claims after retirement. He had been blinded in service, and the doctors stated the claim seemed pretty straight forward. Along with other common issues pilots had such as back problems due to G-forces and other service injuries the grant of VA disabilities seemed pretty cut and dry.
The VA, however, loves to deny or grant the minimum. That is why after he received an initial 20% denial letter he was in shock. The VA had claimed that, somehow, his blindness was a preexisting injury. He contested that he was a pilot, and they wouldn’t let a blind man fly planes in the military. After dealing with the VAs obvious disregard for himself as a valid recipient of disability a new dream started burning in his heart. He saw that someone needed to help veterans receive the benefits they had earned. So he fought back, and in the process went to law school at the Cumberland School of Law of Samford University to receive his Jurist Doctorate (J.D.) in law. Knowing he needed more he continued to the University of Houston Law Center to obtain two more degrees, Master of Laws. Many battles, and long nights later the Law Office of Robert B. Goss, P.C. opened at 5100 Westheimer Rd, in Houston, Texas.
Mr. Goss became the first full-time Lawyer certified by the VA to practice Veterans Law in Houston. His mission has always been to help veterans seek the benefits they earned from years of service. All of the members of the Law Office of Robert B. Goss, P.C. are either disabled veterans, spouses of disabled veterans, or me a veteran beginning his claims for VA benefits due to the standard injuries that paratroopers endure.

My hope is this article illustrates how much our hearts are intertwined into helping the veteran obtain the benefits they have earned, and why our passion is so strong. Now that we have been able to look at how we started we have to look at how we can evolve.
First, our core values continue to guide the Firm, “The Law Office of Robert B. Goss is committed to fighting injustice on behalf of the individual.” Our goal is to help veterans obtain the VA benefits they have earned and positively change veterans lives.
To provide veterans a location for resources for benefits and information, we have launched Facebookhttps://www.facebook.com/TheVeteransAttorney and Google+https://plus.google.com/u/2/b/115647691553225089389/+LawOfficeofRobertBGossPCHouston/posts pages, and of course we will be more active on this blog.
These post and resources will bring prevalent news about the VA, veteran’s benefits and changes to you. The goal is to bring attention to the issues we see with Court rulings, laws the VA proposes or implements, and legislation applicable to veterans and service members.
To assist new veterans I will document the VA benefits process. I will blog about my experiences with the VA in getting my GI bill, and also my experiences with obtaining my VA disability benefits. I hope that my personal experiences will help some people more than just the black and white of a paper telling you what to do, and how to do it. I plan to keep my experiences up to date on as much news that is effecting vets around the country. Additionally I will direct the Firm to post to our Facebook, and Google+ pages as additional resources.

In conclusion, as the only Army veteran among the sea of Air Force blue at the Law Office of Robert B. Goss, P.C. I will bring resources and help to veterans with a unique perspective of ground troops and their injuries. Though the Law Office of Robert B. Goss P.C. is a law firm our hope is we give back more than just legal help. We want to reach our brothers and sisters in arms giving them another resource to make their life as a vet easier. Thank you for your service.

Thank you for your time.

Sincerely,
Hans Goss

To all who have served and their families – – Thank you for your service. We have included a video that says it all without saying a word. Hoping you enjoy this video and to those who served or have been the family or a service member you will understand.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uoABty_zE00

For veterans needing assistance obtaining their VA disability benefits The Law Office of Robert B. Goss, P.C. is here to help you get the benefits you have earned serving our nation. http://www.attorneyforveterans.com

God Bless you and Happy 2014, from all of us at the Law Office of Robert B. Goss, P.C. http://www.attorneyforveterans.com/lawyer-attorney-1303353.html.

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