FAA Medical Denied Because You Use Gabapentin?

Is your FAA medical denied because you use Gabapentin? Our firm has handled many cases where an airman was treated with Gabapentin (common brands include Horizant, Gralise, and Neuraptine). Typically, Gabapentin is prescribed by your treating physician to relieve various conditions in the nervous system. We typically see airmen being treated with Gabapentin for conditions like neuropathy and restless leg syndrome. (more…)

FAA Medical Denied Because of Coronary Artery Disease?

Is your FAA medical denied because of coronary artery disease? The Federal Aviation Regulations relevant to standards for airman medical certification are found in Part 67 of the Code of Federal Regulations. Therein, the FAA has identified 15 specific conditions which are disqualifying; other conditions not specifically stated therein may be disqualifying at the Federal Air Surgeon’s discretion. One such specifically disqualifying condition, however, is “coronary heart disease that has required treatment or, if untreated, that has been symptomatic or clinically significant.” (more…)

Aviation Lawyer For My FAA Medical Certificate?

Often, we are asked by prospective clients, “do I need an aviation lawyer for my FAA medical certificate?” This question usually comes from airmen who have spoken with an Aviation Medical Examiner (“AME”) before calling The Ison Law Firm. Without naming names, there are a handful of AMEs that constantly question why an airman would ever consider hiring a lawyer to address a medical concern with the Federal Aviation Administration (“FAA”). (more…)

FAA Medical Denied Because of a Colostomy Bag

Is your FAA medical denied because of a colostomy bag? Having a history of ileostomy or colostomy may not necessarily mean you are ineligible for a Federal Aviation Administration medical certificate. An applicant with an ileostomy or colostomy may receive FAA consideration in some circumstances and qualify for aeromedical certification. (more…)

FAA Medical Denied Because of Previous Suicide Attempts

Is your FAA medical denied because of previous suicide attempts? Having a history of suicide attempts is not one of the specifically disqualifying conditions found in 14 C.F.R. Part 67. In other words, you will not find a specific provision within the Federal Aviation Regulations which specifically states that if you have had a history of suicide attempts, that you do not qualify for an airman medical certificate (no matter whether you are applying for a first-, second-, or third-class certificate). (more…)