By Marcari, Russotto, Spencer & Balaban | Published September 16, 2019 | | |
It has been 18 years since the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001 killed approximately 3,000 in New York City, Washington, D.C. and Shanksville, Pennsylvania. Some men and women who were children at the time are now serving in the military and may be deployed to the Middle East in order to continue the effort Read MoreRead More
Over the past several years, much media attention has been devoted to post-traumatic stress disorders (PTSDs) and the effects of traumatic brain injuries (TBIs). Laypeople see these conditions as distinct, and even medical practitioners associate TBI symptoms with physical harm and PTSDs with mental health problems. However, these serious afflictions share many symptoms and affected Read MoreRead More
For patriotic Americans across the country, Independence Day is a time to celebrate our nation’s birth with a variety of activities and observances. But while we leave solemn observations to Memorial Day, July 4th is generally punctuated with the “rockets’ red glare” and “bombs bursting in air.” For decades, fireworks and firecrackers have entertained families, Read MoreRead More
In 2010, Congress designated June 27 as National Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Awareness Day. In 2014, June became National PTSD Awareness Month. This year, the National Center for PTSD (NCPTSD), an agency of the Veterans Administration, invites people from all over the country to mark the day and honor vets whose wounds are real but unseen Read MoreRead More
The Veterans Administration recognizes that as the percentage of female active-duty service members rises, there will be a greater need for services sensitive to the needs of female veterans. The stress of combat missions, sexual trauma, isolation and worries about family have produced an estimated 20 percent rate of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in female Read MoreRead More
A 2014 letter from former Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel could mean that up to 80,000 veterans may be eligible to have their discharges upgraded if they are able to provide evidence that they were diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). The letter instructed boards for corrections of military records to closely consider all such Read MoreRead More
Is the Vietnam War old news? Not in terms of disability benefits. When the last marines from the U.S. embassy withdrew from Saigon in 1975, the United States’ presence in Vietnam was over. Unfortunately for many veterans, remnants of the war still live on in the form of disabilities. You can see an example of Read MoreRead More
Have you been diagnosed with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)? Whether you suffer from PTSD or other types of war injuries, you should receive VA disability benefits. The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) evaluates PTSD for disability benefits. Fight or flight When you face danger, your body experiences an adrenaline rush as a defense mechanism. Read MoreRead More
In a perfect world, you would receive your veteran’s benefits and not need an attorney, but unfortunately this doesn’t always happen. Many veterans who fought in recent wars are disabled and entitled to benefits. An article published by Harvard University Professor Linda J. Bilmes entitled “The Financial Legacy of Iraq and Afghanistan: How Wartime Spending Read MoreRead More
This video of a news report from Democracy Now was added to the “related videos” under our YouTube VA Vigilante video. Attorney, Ryan Spencer and I need to get smart on discharge upgrades sooner than later as it appears that the Army is using vets misconduct, such as drug use, to dispose of badly wounded Read MoreRead More
Thank to Mr. Spencer I was able to get my VA disability claim re-reviewed and given another chance to receive disability. By far he is one of the most professional lawyers I have ever dealt with. So Veterans if you are looking for help with your VA disability claim I would suggest that you hire Macari, Russotto, Spencer, & Balaban. Thanks again for everything.
— Alfred Daye
As a disabled veteran trying to navigate the complexities of the Veterans Administrations regulations, I turned to the law firm of Marcari, Russotto, Spencer and Balaban. They helped me understand what I needed to do and prepared and presented to the VA an excellent presentation of my case. I recommend them for your legal needs.
— Harry Johnson
I was very satisfied with the excellent and professional manner the law firm handled my claim. I highly recommend any veteran who needs help with his or her claim to use Marcari, Russotto, Spencer & Balaban P.C. Special thanks to Mr Spencer for being very professional and courteous during the appeal process. Again Thanks to the entire firm for a job well done!
— Luther Henderson
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— Michele DeZayas