Posted on May 20, 2018
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I was recently involved in a head on collision (not my fault) while on orders and on my way to work. I sustained two broken bones in my left arm, a fractured right wrist, and shattered both bones in my left leg. I have some form of metal (rods, plates, screws) in all 3 of the limbs that I injured. I was curious to see if anyone has sustained similar injuries or even partial similarities and the verdict of your career. I want to be retained but not sure how the Army views the thought of having metal in 3 of the 4 limbs. Or even someone that has been through the medical board/fit for duty process with worse or less severe injuries. If you think they will medically discharge me then what percentage of disability do you think the VA could possibly determine me to be? Sorry, I’m just curious and some responses could possibly make me worry more or give me some level of comfort regarding my military career in the Army National Guard. Thank you in advance for any and all responses.
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No one can say for sure, and I'd advise not to post any medical information on a message board. Could pose HIPPA violations, if anyone were to retransmit or relay this information to others.

Only an Medical Evaluation Board can determine your retainability. That's on the Army side- but with advances in medicine, surgeries, and prosthesis, many Soldiers are able to stay on active duty; earlier, the Army just discharged people. Now many are retained, maybe with a profile for one of the APFT events (PU, SU, Run).

The VA is completely separate & will give their own raiting's, many times higher than the Army's.
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Capt Daniel Goodman
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Also if you’re open to staying on active on the clinical side look at USPHS health info mgmt they might be more open to you staying in I realize it’s not Army but you’d at least be on active and the Svcs use USPHS for clinical stiff like psych support healthadmin I don’t know but they might let you stay in if you’d want to stay in just a thought ok?
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http://www.vetadvocates.org

Trust me aside from the vet groups or law school vet law clinics these NOVA guys are the best they saved us for me trust them pay the retainer and do exactly as they say we started with a vet group then transferred to one of theirs with 3 yrs prior who’d done VA law 40 yrs there’s a very real reason God invented attorneys....
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