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Choosing Your Doctor Under the Defense Base Act Is an Important Step in Your Care

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“When I seek out professional advice, I don’t want B.S. I want it straight up, with no double talk. I figure you do also. I always use plain English, with no sugarcoating no B.S. lawyer talk, and no double talk - just old fashioned, unsweetened, unvarnished truth - just the way that I would want it.” -Bill Turley

Defense Base Act Lawyer DBA Attorney

The First Thing You Must Do

The first thing you must do is always tell the truth. No matter what it is you are worried about, you must always be honest and never sugarcoat anything to the judge or you attorney. If you do, then you will lose your case. Trust me, I have seen it time and time again. Do not be that person.

The Next Step

Before you even think about signing any forms from the DBA insurance company, you need to do your research. Order my free book, Win Your Defense Base Act Case: The Ultimate Straight Talk Roadmap To The Medical Treatment and Money You and Your Family Deserve. It is full of information that will benefit you with your road to recovery and peace of mind after becoming an injured DBA contractor.

Read the 5 Star Amazon reviews written by overseas contractors like yourself, trust me, you will thank me later.

Also you can check out my podcast at DBAradio.com where i cover important DBA issues.

Need Help Today?

If you need help now, give us at call at (619) 234-2833.

Choose Wisely

You were seen for emergency medical treatment while you were overseas, and now it’s time to choose who to see for your continuing care now that you’re back at home—but be VERY careful about who you choose. Your doctor plays a HUGE part in your case for money and benefits under the Defense Base Act (DBA), and you need to treat with someone who really understands what you’re facing during your recovery.  

Keep in mind that:

  • Your doctor chooses your treatment.  Military veterans get the chance to treat with doctors who are highly experienced in treating gunshot wounds, head injuries, severe burns, respiratory illnesses, and other injuries that can happen while you’re working in dangerous areas overseas. Civilian contractors, however, have to choose who they see and hope that the doctors they see are the right fit for their care.
     
  • Your doctor documents your injury and recovery. Strong medical documentation is a huge part of successful DBA cases, so you should probably choose to treat with a doctor who is prepared to deal with the extra paperwork and demands involved.
     
  • Your doctor makes recommendations about what you can do. If your doctor doesn’t really understand what it’s like to wear full kit or do your work in a volatile area with limited supplies, then he or she can’t make appropriate recommendations about your return to work or ability to do your job.
     
  • Whether you get permanent benefits.  The biggest single "money" issue in your case is whether you are able to return to your usual and customary work overseas or not.  Your doctor plays a huge role in this decision.  If your doctor isn't on your side - you are in for a rough go of it.

Disclaimer: Please understand these discussions and/or examples are not legal advice. All legal situations are different. This testimonial, endorsement and/or discussion does not constitute a guarantee, warranty, or prediction regarding the outcome of your legal matter, your particular case/ situation and/or this particular case/ situation. Thanks, Bill Turley

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