War Exposure

 

If you have served in combat, depending where you served and when you served, you may have been exposed to any number of environmental contaminants. For example, for those serving in Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation New Dawn (March 19, 2003 through December 15, 2011), there are a wide range of environmental and chemical hazards that you may have been exposed to. Included in this, but not limited to this, are exposure to sand, dust and particles; infectious diseases; toxic embedded fragments; traumatic brain injury; and sulfur fire. This is not a complete list. The following is a link discussing in more detail these exposures.

http://www.publichealth.va.gov/exposures/wars-operations/iraq-war.asp

If you have been in combat during this time period, and you have symptoms or illnesses as described in the link, or even other illnesses that are unexplained,  you may be entitled not only to health care, but you may be entitled to service-connected benefits.

The first thing to do is call me so we can discuss if you have what may be a war exposure issue. We can then determine if the claim should be found or perhaps a claim was filed and now we need to reopen that claim. Time is always of the essence. That means the sooner the better.

War Exposure