Dr. Remington Nevin

From his offices in rural Vermont, Dr. Nevin provides expert consultation, veteran compensation, independent medical opinion report, and nexus letter preparation services to clients across the United States and internationally.

Dr. Nevin's professional services are highly rated for his unrivaled qualifications and experience, and for his attentiveness to his clients' needs. Always available for free initial telephone or email consultation, Dr. Nevin has been retained by leading law firms and by individual clients in the U.S., Canada, the U.K.,  Ireland, Australia and New Zealand.

Dr. Nevin maintains a clinical office in the historic Gates-Briggs building, in the village of White River Junction, Vermont, and a consulting office at his home in the historic mill district of the nearby village of Quechee, Vermont.

Veteran Compensation, Independent Medical Opinion Report, and Nexus Letter Preparation Services

U.S. military veterans may file a claim with the VA for disability compensation for health conditions they believe are related to their use of mefloquine (marketed as Lariam®) during military service, including for chronic conditions highlighted in the U.S. FDA mefloquine boxed warning, such as certain lasting mental disorders, vestibular and equilibrium disorders, other neurologic disorders, as well as central and obstructive sleep apnea.

Dr. Nevin is a former U.S. military public health physician with extensive experience successfully aiding veteran clients in obtaining up to 100% service-connected disability ratings for these conditions, including in cases where military medical records did not document exposure to mefloquine. Dr. Nevin was recently recognized by a Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) claims examiner as having “unique credentials, qualifications, and professional experience with regards to... mefloquine”. Dr. Nevin has published a guide to screening veterans for service-connected mefloquine exposure, and has collaborated on the first case report of a U.S. military veteran awarded service-related disability compensation for lasting adverse psychiatric effects from the drug.

VA nexus letter preparation services for health conditions related to mefloquine and related quinoline antimalarials are available to eligible veterans for a small fee after a free initial consultation. U.S. veterans with questions related to VA mefloquine disability claims, as well as international veterans with concerns related to their mefloquine exposure, are encouraged to contact Dr. Nevin by telephone or email to discuss their case at no charge or for further information.

Dr. Nevin is also pleased to offer his services reviewing other VA disability claims on a case-by-case basis, and can write nexus letters and independent medical opinion reports for a variety of service-connected conditions, including those related to occupational toxic exposures such as Agent Orange, solvents, burn pits, and contaminated water. Dr. Nevin also has extensive expertise with routine service-connected claims including for obstructive sleep apnea, musculoskeletal conditions, and cardiovascular, respiratory, renal and reproductive conditions.

Dr. Nevin's services are primarily of interest to veterans seeking authoritative rebuttals when causation is contested, and service connection has been denied following VA or contracted disability evaluation.  Dr. Nevin regrets that he is unable to complete DBQs for new claims, or to offer-in person examinations for non-mefloquine related claims, and recommends his services only when the issue in contention is service connection.

Please note that in general, Dr. Nevin will require access to all available medical records in order to formulate an opinion on a case, preferably the complete VA “C-File,” and all VA medical records. Please contact Dr. Nevin for a free initial telephone or email consultation if you have questions about how to obtain these records.

Expert Consultation Services

Dr. Nevin is pleased to offer his expert services in the preparation of concise independent causation reports in administrative cases involving claims of adverse effects from antimalarial drugs. Dr. Nevin is also available to provide international attorney medicolegal consultation and to provide expert witness assistance at deposition or trial for more complex cases. Dr. Nevin has significant experience consulting on civil and criminal cases and has successfully aided attorney clients in reaching reaching favorable settlements, and has co-authored the first review of the forensic application of claims of adverse effects from mefloquine in legal settings. A current fee schedule is available, and initial email or telephone consultations are always offered to attorneys and their representatives at no charge.