VA Presumes Certain Medical Conditions Are the Result of Military Service

by | November 25th, 2013

November 25, 2013

The Ohio Veterans Disability Lawyers with Nurenberg, Paris, Heller & McCarthy explain millions of American veterans suffer from medical conditions that were caused by exposure to certain products or substances during their particular period of service. After World War I, soldiers returned from battle with injuries caused by mustard gas. In Vietnam, troops were exposed to the highly toxic defoliant, Agent Orange.

The Department of Veterans Affairs has recognized many of the conditions caused by Agent Orange though, and now allows many veterans to receive benefits based on the presumption their condition is the result of exposure during military service.

An article published by the Hanford Sentinel explains soldiers who served in the Republic of Vietnam between January of 1962 and May of 1975, and suffer certain medial conditions may be eligible for benefits. Conditions the VA may presume are the result of exposure to Agent Orange during military service include:

  • Several types of cancers
  • Diabetes
  • Certain birth defects

Veterans who suffer from any medical condition believed to have been the result of military service, or who have children suffering from certain medical conditions, are urged to consider applying for benefits; however, Nurenberg, Paris, Heller & McCarthy’s team of Ohio Personal Injury Lawyers state the process of applying for such assistance can prove to be quite complicated. That is why the firm urges anyone who is considering filing a claim for Veterans Disability Benefits discuss their legal rights with an attorney as soon as possible.