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Freeman Freeman & Smiley Attorneys Obtain Denied Benefits For Wounded Warrior

LOS ANGELES (August 25, 2014) — A team of Irvine attorneys with the law firm Freeman Freeman & Smiley, LLP secured benefits for a disabled Marine shot by a sniper in Afghanistan, causing him to endure 12 surgeries and intense post-traumatic stress after multiple IED explosions and devastating wounds.  The pro bono case was accepted after the U.S. government rejected evidence that the Marine was permanently disabled.

The Freman Freeman & Smiley team representing the Marine was led by partner Joanne M. Frasca of the Litigation Practice Group at the firm’s Irvine office. Frasca sued the government in federal court which reversed and remanded it to the original judge who had transferred the case to Kansas.  After nearly a year of intense litigation, on July 29, 2014, the Marine was awarded full benefits, including those that were previously rejected in 2010.

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