Injuries, Illnesses, Diseases

Could Your Cancer Be Military Service Related?

If you are a veteran of the armed services from the Vietnam era or the Gulf War era and you have been diagnosed with cancer, you should talk to a veterans’ disability attorney to discuss the possibility that your cancer is a result of exposure to chemicals or radiation during military service.

Cancer and Disability Benefits: the Military Service Connection

Vietnam war veterans are presumed by the Veterans Administration to have been in contact with Agent Orange. Radiation exposure during military service may have occurred in Hawaii or Nevada or other locations. The VA maintains a list of cancers presumed to be linked to exposure to Agent Orange or other known military service-related toxins. These cancers include the following:

  • Chronic lymphocytic leukemia
  • Hodgkin’s disease
  • Prostate cancer
  • Respiratory cancer
  • Soft tissue sarcoma
  • B-Cell Leukemia

If your cancer is on the list, it is not necessary to demonstrate that military service was the likely cause. Family history of cancer is irrelevant.

Even if your cancer is not on the list but you are unable to work due to cancer, talk to a veterans’ disability attorney to learn how we may be able to help.

Daisley Law Offices, P.C., is a North and South Carolina law firm dedicated to helping veterans and civilians who suffer from disabilities and injuries obtain the benefits and compensation they are eligible for. If you served in Vietnam and now suffer from cancer, talk to our attorney to learn how we can help you with regard to disability benefits.

Parkinson’s disease is a degenerative brain disorder characterized by visible physical symptoms. The most common symptoms include shaking, difficulties in maintaining balance and stiffness.

While Parkinson’s disease is incurable, many individuals lead productive lives with a combination of treatment disciplines. Treatments can include:

  • Medication
  • Exercise
  • Nutrition
  • Physical therapy

Parkinson’s disease is a chronic condition. It is crucial to work with a legal professional to ensure that you receive the benefits you are owed so you can pay for your treatment. Our firm represents clients in North Carolina and South Carolina.

If you are a veteran suffering from cardiovascular disease or a similar disorder, make sure that you obtain legal counsel to help you with the process of petitioning for benefits from the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).

Our heart disease and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) lawyer has a wealth of experience with all of the complicated aspects of VA applications, including:

  • The requirements for veterans’ compensation
  • The appeals process when your claim has been denied
  • Collecting benefits

Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) victims face great challenges even without taking into account the difficulties that an injured or disabled veteran may encounter when trying to obtain merited benefits. In addition to the difficulties associated with a traumatic brain injury, paperwork and roadblocks along the way can be very taxing to family members and to the patient.

Daisley Law Offices, P.C., represents disabled veterans in North and South Carolina who have suffered from all types of injuries including traumatic brain injuries. Some of our clients have been in comas or vegetative states. Others have appeared “normal” despite having suffered a head injury – but upon closer investigation, we learn that the person experiences a range of troublesome symptoms such as the following:

  • Memory loss
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Personality changes
  • Sensory overload in public places
  • Irritability

Perhaps you had already suffered a head injury before beginning military service, but some incident in the course of military service worsened your condition. Most likely, you still have a veteran’s disability claim. We make use of expert medical opinions that can help document your injury, and may result in a proper disability rating qualifying you for well-deserved benefits.

Veterans’ disability benefits can mean a great deal of difference for yourself and your family. If you are unable to work because of effects of a military injury, we can offer hope. Talk to us to learn how we can help you obtain those benefits.

The vast majority of armed forces veterans who have suffered neck and back injuries and diseases are not looking for a handout. They have served their country, and now their injuries are keeping them from being able to earn a decent living. If you are like most people in this situation, you need those VA benefits to survive financially and provide for your family.

We can help you during the veterans disability process. We have a wealth of experience in this area, and I am proud to help our injured veterans get the benefits they need after fighting for our freedom.

At Daisley Law Offices, P.C., we serve our clients by getting to know them. The attorneys from some of the big, out-of-state firms don’t even talk with their clients until they meet in court for a hearing. We take the opposite approach. We are a local law firm serving clients in North and South Carolina. We take the time to get to know our clients, which helps us tailor our representation exactly to each client’s needs.

Agent Orange exposure during military service is presumed to be a causative factor in development of Type 2 diabetes mellitus. If you are a Vietnam veteran, you are presumed to have been exposed to Agent Orange. Many Vietnam veterans are now of an age where they are developing diabetes — or diabetes which they were diagnosed with in the past is getting worse and causing other health problems.

According to the Veterans Administration, “The National Academy of Sciences (NAS) concluded in its 2000, 2002 and 2004 updates on the Health Effects of Herbicides Used in Vietnam that there is limited/suggestive evidence of an association between exposure to herbicides and Type 2 diabetes.”

If you were previously assigned a disability rating by the VA and are now suffering from diabetes resulting in disability and unemployability, talk to an attorney from Daisley Law Offices, P.C. You may be eligible for a higher disability rating — and an increase in benefits.

We are prepared to work to have your rating adjusted upward as a result of your diabetes diagnosis, resulting in an increase in disability benefits for you.

Initial consultations are free. If we win retroactive benefits for you, our attorney fees will be paid directly to us by the VA as a percentage of your past due benefits. From then on, all future benefits are 100 percent yours.

Also note that we represent disabled veterans and civilians in a wide range of injury and disability related legal matters, including Social Security Disability (SSD) denial appeals.