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Types of VA Disability Benefits Cases We Handle

Helping vets suffering from PTSD, TBI, Gulf War Syndrome, Agent Orange exposure and battlefield injuries

Marcari, Russotto, Spencer & Balaban helps veterans who suffer from a wide range of injuries and disabilities. We are capable of handling the factors that are unique to each veteran and each condition.

We help obtain benefits for victims of:

  • Gulf War Syndrome
  • Other mental impairments
  • Back and spinal injuries
  • Knee, leg and arm injuries
  • Gunshot wounds

Post-traumatic stress disorder

Post-traumatic stress disorder is an anxiety disorder that can occur after you have been through a traumatic event. If you are in the military and have engaged in intense and prolonged combat, you likely were on missions that exposed you to terrible, life-threatening circumstances. You may have seen comrades die or been shot at or injured yourself.

If you still feel anger, fear or confusion about traumatic events, and these feelings seem to worsen, you may be suffering from PTSD. Sometimes, PTSD can be so severe and debilitating that going through your daily routine is impossible.

Experts believe 11 to 20 percent of veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars and 10 percent of Desert Storm veterans suffer from PTSD. About 30 percent of Vietnam vets suffer from PTSD.

Improved battlefield medical care saves more lives, so more severely injured soldiers survive and suffer from PTSD. Longer deployments mean more exposure to the traumas that can trigger PTSD. Mental health treatment remains in short supply.

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Traumatic brain injuries

Traumatic brain injuries are some of the most common injuries suffered by service members. TBI frequently is not diagnosed immediately after an accident or traumatic event. In fact, it usually is first diagnosed as something else, leading the patient to believe nothing is really wrong.

Symptoms of TBI include:

  • Loss of consciousness
  • Loss of memory (amnesic gaps)
  • Nausea
  • Dizziness
  • Headache
  • Fatigue
  • Ringing in the ears (tinnitus)
  • Sensitivity to light (photophobia)
  • Impaired memory
  • Loss of concentration
  • Outbursts
  • Loss of temper

Toxic exposure

The VA compensates veterans who suffer from chronic disabilities related to chemical exposure in battle or on the job. It can be difficult to link diseases such as cancer and leukemia to toxic exposures, particularly if the disease takes years to show up.

If you have been exposed to dangerous chemicals, herbicides, pesticides, Agent Orange, energy sources or hazardous waste while serving in the military and you suffer from a disability or disease, including chronic unexplained illnesses or Gulf War Syndrome, you may be eligible for monthly VA benefits and healthcare benefits.

A condition commonly referred to as Gulf War Syndrome refers to medically unexplained illnesses and diseases suffered by Gulf War veterans.

Let us stand up for you

If you encounter an uphill battle with the VA to obtain benefits that are rightfully yours, contact Marcari, Russotto, Spencer & Balaban. Someone is always available to talk to you, even if you cannot come to our offices.

There are no upfront charges. You pay no fees unless we win your claim for benefits.

Because there is no requirement that your attorney live in your region or even in your state, you can leverage our knowledge and experience regardless of where you live or where your VA benefits claim is filed.

  • 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

  • My husband & I highly recommend this law form to any veteran trying to navigate the endless red tape of the VA. We turned to Marcari, Russotto, Spencer & Balaban to handle my husband's appeal and could not have been happier. We enjoyed open and consistent communication regarding our case. Any questions we had were answered immediately.

    — Michele DeZayas

  • Amanda Medina-Morales was our point of contact and she kept us up to date on the progress of our case. It was a pleasure and relief knowing that someone truly competent and professional was handling this and fighting for us.

    — Michele DeZayas

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