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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Top Five Presumptive Agent Orange Conditions

Here, we present five of the most prominent presumptive Agent Orange conditions. The most important component of a VA disability claim is normally a service-related connection. In most cases, Veterans must use a combination of service records, medical records, and buddy statements to establish this connection. This process requires lots of work, as considerable evidence […]

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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 […]

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