Many veterans started to experience negative health effects shortly after their service in the first Gulf War in 1990. When Operation Desert Shield became Desert Storm, troops were exposed to more than the rigors of combat. They faced rugged desert terrain, a harsh climate and toxicity from weapons as well as deliberate environmental sabotage. This confluence of exposures manifested itself as Gulf War Syndrome among many veterans, with debilitating physical and psychological symptoms. Although the military and the VA resisted recognizing Gulf War Syndrome, the VA does recognize a long list of exposures for Gulf War vets. At Marcari, Russotto, Spencer & Balaban, our attorneys want you to be fully informed, so you can have greater success filing for the benefits you deserve.
As regards claims of Gulf War Syndrome, the VA and several research organizations continue to evaluate possible causes of what they term “chronic multi-symptom illnesses” among Gulf War vets. The VA does presume that certain medically unexplained illnesses do relate to Gulf War service. The recognized exposures which are suspected of causing disease include:
Veterans who have questions about a medical condition should contact the VA for further information. If you have been denied VA benefits or were assigned a disability rating that is insufficient, Marcari, Russotto, Spencer & Balaban can effectively manage your appeal without any upfront legal fees.
If you or a veteran you love is suffering from a condition related to service in Desert Shield or Desert Storm, Marcari, Russotto, Spencer & Balaban may be able to help. We charge no legal fees unless we secure the benefits you deserve. Call us today at 866-866-VETS or contact us online.
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