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January 28, 2020

Clarke Newton Named Partner

Bluestein Attorneys has named Clarke Newton as new Partner.  COLUMBIA, S.C. – Columbia attorney Clarke Newton has been named a partner with Bluestein Attorneys.
December 17, 2019

Have You Seen the VA Disability Appeals Changes in 2019?

 Veterans Affairs has recently announced the largest single change to VA Disability claims in decades, discontinuing its Rapid Appeals Modernization Program (or RAMP), in order to fully implement the Veterans Appeals Improvement and Modernization (VAIM) Act, which took effect on February 19, 2019. What does the change to the VA Disability appeals process mean for disabled veterans currently waiting for a decision or considering filing an appeal? We’ve broken down the details to give you a closer look.
November 12, 2019

There May Be More to Your Workers’ Compensation Case

Recently, our very own Marti Bluestein and Allison Sullivan sat down to discuss Workers’ Compensation and some of the issues clients may face. In this short clip, they discuss available resources and options for clients whose cases may be bigger than just a Workers’ Compensation claim
October 9, 2019

Halloween Safety Tips

Urban legends about poisoned sweets or sharp objects inserted into candy and distributed to children by malicious strangers are just that: urban legend.
September 5, 2019

2020 Best Lawyers in America

We are extremely proud and honored to share that four of our attorneys were honored by Best Lawyers for 2020, and our founding partner – Marti Bluestein – has been named “Lawyer of the Year” for Columbia in Workers’ Compensation by the annual publication.
August 27, 2019

Bluestein’s Clarke Newton named to Leadership Columbia class of 2020

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Clarke Newton, a lawyer with Bluestein Attorneys, has been named to the Leadership Columbia Class of 2020.
August 14, 2019

Battle Over Burn Pit Exposure

  Data Indicates Many Veterans are Suffering from Smoke Exposure Due to Burn Pits. You may have heard about the Burn Pit Registry, but what exactly is it? Burn pits were a common way to get rid of waste at military sites in Iraq and Afghanistan. Currently, the VA says that research does not show these burn pits caused any long-term health problems, but much like the veterans affected by Gulf War Syndrome, they are continuing to study it and have created a Burn Pit Registry to keep track of veterans exposed to the smoke and other elements. Nearly 170,000 veterans and current service members have entered information in the registry since it was launched five years ago. These numbers might be the first indication that there is a widespread problem affecting many service members with similar military service.  
July 11, 2019

Gene Powell honored by program that helps student veterans

Gene Powell, a retired U.S. Army colonel and member of Bluestein Attorneys’ SC Veterans’ Advocates Team, was recently honored by the University of South Florida for his decades of active and reserve military service.
July 8, 2019

Veterans Serving Veterans

At Bluestein Attorneys our Veteran Affairs team features officers and former enlisted personnel. At Bluestein Attorneys, we understand what it means to serve our nation in a time of war.  We have experienced the sacrifices veterans make for our country. Fighting for the men and women who served is not just a profession – it’s an honor.  For the next couple of weeks, we’ll be taking time here at Bluestein Attorneys‘ blog to do something a little different. It’s essential when dealing with sensitive legal issues to get an understanding of the attorneys you’re looking to represent you — and nowhere is that more important than in Veterans Affairs Disability claims. Our VA attorneys have agreed to answer a few questions that will help you get to know them a little bit better and to understand why they are so passionate about defending and standing up for the rights of […]