Not all military service related medical conditions are readily apparent. For some servicemen who were exposed to certain types of chemicals, toxins, or radiation, certain medical conditions do not become readily apparent until years after discharge. In these situations it can become difficult to prove these medical conditions are the direct result of serving in the military and not the result of old age or a genetically predisposed condition. If you are a veteran and have developed a chronic disorder you may be entitled to disability benefits. Contact our employment Atlanta based VA attorneys today for a free case evaluation to find out if our lawyers can offer assistance.
Lawyers representing veterans during the VA appeals process in disability benefit cases involving chronic disorder
When it comes to proving a direct link between a chronic condition and a veteran’s military service, it may be necessary to produce documentation regarding where one was stationed and if he or she was exposed to chemical toxins or radiation. The military takes a number of factors into account when reviewing chronic condition claims. These factors include what year the veteran served, where they were stationed, if signs of a chronic condition became evident within a certain period of time, how severe symptoms are, etc. Many veterans may not even connect their current medical condition to their years in the service. However, many medical conditions may be directly caused by certain military assignments including:
- Certain types of cancers
- Heart Conditions
- Gastrointestinal Disorders
- Chronic Fatigue Symptom
- Unspecified symptom clusters
If a veteran is denied disability benefits for a chronic condition then it may be for multiple reasons. These can include the VA finding that the condition did not impair functioning enough to interfere with work as well as the military not recognizing the connection between the medical condition and military service. Hiring an attorney who can assist you in disputing such findings is crucial.
Our attorneys assist veterans in appealing the VA’s decision from the filing of a Notice of Disagreement and the submission of all necessary records. Such records may include medical documents, prescription histories, physical and psychological assessments, etc. We will ensure that your appeal is timely filed and that you know what to expect from the process as things move forward. We understand that this is a difficult time in your life and we will be there for you throughout the process. Call our lawyers today. We assist clients throughout the United States as well as those in the greater Atlanta Metro area including Macon, Savannah, Athens, Kennesaw, Marietta, Decatur, Dunwoody, Stone Mountain, Tucker, Alpharetta, Roswell, Sandy Springs, Duluth, Lawrenceville, Lilburn, Norcross, Gainesville, as well as the counties of Bibb, Chatham, Clarke, Cobb, DeKalb, Fulton, Gwinnett, and Richmond.
Atlanta based attorneys advocating for veterans nationwide
Applying for disability benefits can be a tedious process. This is never more true than when one’s medical condition does not have an obvious tie to one’s years in service. Our Atlanta based attorneys understand how chronic conditions can be the result of military service and are experienced in acquiring the documentation necessary to prove it. We represent veterans throughout the United States in appealing VA decisions and win the benefits that they deserve. We are able to file most documentation electronically and communicate via phone and email. In the event of an administrative hearing we are able to travel as necessary. If you believe your chronic condition is the result of military service do not miss out on the compensation you are entitled to. Contact our office today.