Navy and Justice Department Offer Faster Camp Lejeune Payouts

Navy and Justice Department Offer Faster Camp Lejeune Payouts

In 1982, the Marine Corps discovered toxic chemicals in the water at Camp Lejeune in North Carolina. Individuals who had served at the camp were experiencing adverse health effects after drinking water at the camp. In the past few weeks, a new player has emerged in the ongoing battles regarding Camp Lejeune’s toxic water exposure: […]

Read More
Ask An Expert: How Medical Experts Look at Toxic Exposure Diagnoses

Ask An Expert: How Medical Experts Look at Toxic Exposure Diagnoses

We’ve partnered with experts in VA disability to answer your most pertinent questions. This month, we spoke with Dr. Danielle Kelvas about Toxic Exposures. It’s important to note that we sometimes enlist the expertise of professionals like Dr. Kelvas to rectify issues arising from VA examiners, including for conditions related to toxic exposures. If the […]

Read More
Understanding PFAS Exposure and Its Impact on Health

Understanding PFAS Exposure and Its Impact on Health

Americans are exposed to toxic chemicals at low levels for most of our lives. Research bodies like the Environmental Protection Agency set limits for what levels of toxic exposure are acceptable to the human body. However, some chemicals, like PFAS, are not fully understood by our governing bodies. Veterans in particular are still exposed to […]

Read More
VA Benefits for Exposure to Jet Fuel

VA Benefits for Exposure to Jet Fuel

Military service can have a lasting impact on a person’s health. In addition to the physical and psychological stresses of war, many veterans are exposed to toxic chemicals and other hazardous materials. One such exposure is jet fuel, a common fuel used in aircraft and other military vehicles. The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has […]

Read More

Military Service and Asbestos Exposure: What You Should Know

Military Service and Asbestos Exposure   Asbestos exposure causes most cases of mesothelioma. Navy veteran and famous actor Steve McQueen was only 48 years old when he began showing symptoms of an aggressive cancer called mesothelioma. He was only 50 years old when the cancer took his life less than two years later. His wife […]

Read More

Burn Pits: The Next VA Class Action?

In the 1991 Persian Gulf War, Iraqi strongman Saddam Hussein set Kuwait’s oil fields on fire. Most of us have seen pictures of the thick, black, toxic smoke blanketing the region. In the Iraq War, a similar danger emerged. Toxic smoke, this time from our own large burn pits, claimed thousands of victims in Iraq […]

Read More

VA Disability Radiation Exposure Claim

Three Elements of a VA Disability Radiation Exposure Claim Here we detail the three elements of a VA disability radiation exposure claim. During the early Cold War, exposure to nuclear radiation possibly affected hundreds of thousands of veterans. This danger did not end with the 1963 Limited Nuclear Test Ban Treaty. Military commanders frequently required […]

Read More

Asbestos Exposure and VA Benefits

About Asbestos Exposure and VA Benefits This article answers questions about asbestos exposure and VA benefits the may be available if you have a related illness. If you are a Veteran and you served in any of the following occupations you may have been exposed to asbestos: mining milling shipyard work insulation work demolition of […]

Read More

VA Appeals for Peripheral Neuropathy

VA Appeals for Peripheral Neuropathy, Early-Onset This article covers VA Appeals for Peripheral Neuropathy, Early-Onset, what it is and who is eligible for benefits. Peripheral Neuropathy and Agent Orange VA presumes Veterans’ early-onset peripheral neuropathy is related to their exposure to Agent Orange or other herbicides during service when the disease appears within one year […]

Read More