A veteran was denied disability for PTSD, because the VA argued his disturbances were merely a mood disorder and not PTSD. However, the veteran was already service-connected for PTSD at 0%. The VA failed to apply the law correctly, and the attorney was able to get his PTSD rating increased to 70% which, when combined with other conditions, brought his total disability to 100%.
MANAGING ATTORNEY. Jaye R. Lindsay is a distinguished attorney with over ten years in the courtroom. He began his career with a large medical malpractice law firm in downtown Chicago, where he spent several years representing nursing home residents and others who suffered serious or fatal injuries due to negligent care. His career took him into contested probate and guardianship litigation, as well as high-stakes personal injury litigation. Throughout his career, Jaye has worked for large firms and handled enormous caseloads. When he decided to start Crossroad Legal, his vision was a family practice that would be large enough to make a difference but small enough to remain focused on individual client experiences. Jaye focuses primarily on nursing home abuse, auto accidents, civil litigation, and criminal defense. He also accepts a limited number of divorce and custody cases each year. As the firm has grown, Jaye continues to remain actively engaged in daily litigation on behalf of the firm's clients.