Thursday, March 13, 2014

Disorders Covered by Veterans’ Disability Benefits

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The US military is filled with brave men and women who willingly put themselves at risk of danger to guarantee the safety of the free world. That said, it is only right that those who have sustained injuries and other medical conditions while in the line of duty be properly compensated. If you or a loved one who has served in the US military suffer from any of the following conditions, be sure to contact a disability benefits attorney to help you file for compensation:

PTSD

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is a psychological condition some veterans acquire due to their wartime experiences. Reliving the trauma, lasting depression, and increased anxiety that gets worse with each passing day are common signs of PTSD.

Toxin Exposure

Toxins are often used to gain an advantage during war. One notable toxin used in the Vietnam War was an herbicide known as Agent Orange, which was used to clear the foliage in the jungles of Vietnam. Complications from exposure to Agent Orange include Parkinson’s Disease, Type-2 Diabetes, and various cancers.

ALS

Amytrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), aka Lou Gehrig’s Disease, causes the deterioration of the nerve cells in the spinal cord and brain. Common symptoms of ALS include muscle weakness and difficulty chewing, speaking, walking, and/or breathing.

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