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Gulf War Syndrome

Previously considered nothing more than a myth, Gulf War Syndrome (or Gulf War Illness) is recognized by the Veterans Administration as a disability entitled to healthcare and benefits.

What is Gulf War Syndrome?

Gulf War Syndrome has affected some 250,000 veterans of the 1991 Gulf War and is believed to be caused by the exposure to toxic, chemical weapons, among other things. It causes a wide range of symptoms including headaches, dizziness, memory problems, indigestion, skin rashes, fatigue, poor muscle control and birth defects and cases of leukemia.

This disability was once considered quite controversial, with many suggesting the symptoms were nothing more than the result of the stresses of military life or the result of imaginations running wild. That is no longer the case.

Receive your compensation.

If you feel that you may suffer from Gulf War Syndrome, it is important for you to claim the benefits that have been denied to you for years.

Perhaps you have previously applied for disability compensation and were rejected by the Veterans Administration because they were deemed psychosomatic. Perhaps you never attempted to receive compensation.

A lawyer may be able to help in either case. We can gather evidence to help increase the chances that your claim is approved, determine whether you are receiving the appropriate compensation rating from the VA, prepare the strongest possible case for you and review a decision by the VA office to see if it was handled properly or not.