Benefits for Wartime Injuries
According to the United States Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), approximately 697,000 men and women served in Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm from August 1990 to June 1991 during the Gulf War. Since they returned, nearly a quarter of them have experienced illnesses caused by exposure to hazardous substances and trauma during their time overseas.
At Schwartz Law Firm, we are dedicated to helping Gulf War veterans in the Detroit area who bravely served our country obtain the VA benefits they were promised for their military service. Our firm is a member of Lawyers for Veterans Claims (LVC), a national veterans' law practice in Michigan. Together, we will help you and your family get the financial support to which you are entitled.
Dangerous Exposure During the War
Gulf War veterans were exposed to a range of hazards, including:
- Burn pits
- Chemical and biological warfare agents
- Depleted uranium
- Infectious diseases
- Oil well fires, smoke and petroleum
- Anti-nerve agents
- Vaccinations for anthrax and anti-typhoid
Some veterans have reported a variety of symptoms such as fatigue, headaches, joint pain, sleep disturbances and memory problems since serving overseas.
Monthly Benefits Available
In April 2010, the Institute of Medicine released a report connecting deployment during the Gulf War to certain health problems. The VA pays monthly disability benefits to veterans who sustained injuries or developed medical conditions related to or made worse by active military service. These conditions are called "service-related" or "service-connected." Qualifying veterans may receive free medical treatment and medications for their injuries or illnesses.
If you or someone you love is suffering from symptoms resulting from Gulf War service, you may qualify for health care or disability benefits.
Schedule a Free Consultation With a Professional to Get the Facts
From our office in Farmington Hills, our veterans benefits attorneys are prepared to answer all your questions and help prove your eligibility for maximum available veterans benefits. Contact us at our office for a free initial consultation. We are conveniently located in Oakland County in southeastern Michigan off of Interstates 275 and 696.