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Legal Assistance for Claims of Recognized VA Conditions

Benefits are available for veterans who qualify

There are many categories of diseases that the VA recognizes as having a connection to military service. In many instances, the connection is so firmly established that a veteran is presumed to have acquired the condition from service. This presumption makes it much easier to file a successful claim for benefits. However, eligible veterans with legitimate claims still must contend with denials and insufficient awards. At Marcari, Russotto, Spencer & Balaban, our experienced and accredited attorneys work diligently to resolve problems so that veterans and their families get the benefits they deserve.

Diseases and conditions common to service veterans

The Office of Public Health focuses on certain medical conditions that may affect Veterans. Find out more about these diseases and conditions:

  • Agent Orange — Exposure-related diseases include certain cancers, Chloracne, Parkinson’s disease, Peripheral Neuropathy, Diabetes Mellitus type 2 and ischemic heart disease. Certain birth defects such as spina bifida in biological children of veterans are associated with military service in Vietnam or Korea.
  • Camp Lejeune toxic exposure— Veterans and family members who resided for 30 days or more at Camp Lejeune from 1953 to 1987 may be eligible for compensation for a variety of cancers and other conditions due to toxic contamination of the water supply.
  • Ebola — U.S. military personnel have served in areas where this virus is epidemic.
  • Infectious diseases— Certain diseases, such as malaria and West Nile virus, have been prevalent in veterans serving in the Southwest Asia theater of military operations during the Gulf War from August 2, 1990 to the present and in Afghanistan on or after September 19, 2001.
  • Traumatic brain injury — Service personnel in combat are susceptible to concussions and brain injury caused by explosions. Even a moderate TBI can produce total disability.
  • Rabies — Troops deployed oversees who are bitten by animals or exposed to the animal’s saliva are at risk.
  • Gulf War Syndrome — The VA does not require Gulf War veterans to prove a connection between their military service and certain undiagnosed and unexplained illnesses.
  • Viral hepatitis — Hepatitis A, B and C can produce disabling symptoms, but with proper care, these diseases are manageable.
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder — Combat veterans can experience cognitive impairments and emotional difficulties following service.
  • Radiation exposure-related diseases — Certain cancers have been linked to ionizing radiation exposure during military service.

If you’ve tried unsuccessfully to obtain benefits for one of the above conditions, a condition you believe to be service-connected or for VA malpractice, trust Marcari, Russotto, Spencer & Balaban to manage your appeal aggressively and professionally.

Contact us to manage your appeal for any of these recognized conditions

Even if the VA recognizes your condition, there is no guarantee it will approve your claim. Marcari, Russotto, Spencer & Balaban provides aggressive and highly professional representation for VA benefits appeals. Contact us online or call us at 866-866-VETS to learn more. There are no upfront charges, and you pay no fees unless we get your claim approved. Finally, you are not required to hire an attorney that lives in your region or your state, so you can leverage our knowledge and experience from anywhere in the country.

  • 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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