Board must provide adequate reasons for finding peripheral neuropathy disability “mild or moderate”

Board must provide adequate reasons for finding peripheral neuropathy disability “mild or moderate”

Summary

CCK successfully appealed to the Court a Board decision that denied the Veteran an increased rating for peripheral neuropathy of the left leg.   The Board had found that the Veteran’s symptoms were “at most mild or moderate” but did not discuss the interplay between the sensory and nonsensory symptoms she experiences. These symptoms included loss of power, weakness, fatigue, severe intermittent pain, and paresthesias.

Outcome

The Court found remand of the left leg disability claim was warranted for the entire period on appeal, so that the Board could adequately discuss the severity of the Veteran’s peripheral neuropathy.

Category: Veterans Law, Court Wins