- Associated Press - Sunday, February 7, 2016

GREAT FALLS, Mont. (AP) - A Missoula veteran has won a victory in his three-year battle with the Veterans Administration over his traumatic brain injury.

Charles Gatlin says the VA’s Appeals Management Center has overturned the VA’s initial rating decision in his case.

The Great Falls Tribune reports (https://gftrib.com/1Q1ZMyW) that Gatlin suffered head injuries when a car bomb exploded near him in Iraq in 2006.

The Army concluded that his injuries were permanent and discharged him with a 70 percent disability rating.

But the VA dropped Gatlin’s brain injury rating from 70 percent to 10 percent.


Information from: Great Falls Tribune, https://www.greatfallstribune.com

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