Comerford Law Office provides legal services for veterans seeking veterans’ disability benefits.
James R. Comerford has fulfilled the United States Department of Veteran’s Affairs accreditation process and is authorized to represent Veterans obtain disability benefits
Many veterans of Desert Storm have a group of chronic symptoms that have not been linked to one specific disease but that can be debilitating in their lives. The Department of Veterans Affairs has recognized that such groups of symptoms are likely a result of service in the Gulf War and many refer to these conditions as “Gulf War Syndrome.” However, because symptoms can differ significantly from one veteran to the next, the VA prefers not to refer to these unexplained groups of symptoms as a single “syndrome” but instead to call them “undiagnosed illnesses” or “chronic multisymptom illness.”
While the causes of these medically unexplained chronic symptoms was long unknown, in recent years, military medical researchers have determined that Acetylcholinesterase inhibitors used in pesticides, Pyridostigmine bromide pills, and chemical nerve agents in the Gulf War may be to blame. For this reason, many Gulf War veterans who exhibit certain chronic symptoms may be eligible for long-term veterans disability benefits.
In order to be eligible for disability benefits stemming from “Gulf War Syndrome,” you must first prove that you were a qualified Gulf War veteran. If you served in the following areas, you may qualify, whether you were flying above or on the ground:
Next, you must prove that you have chronic disabling symptoms that are either undiagnosed, medically unexplainable, or chronic multi symptom illnesses. Some of the conditions and symptoms that may qualify you for benefits include:
If any of the above persist for six months or more, they can be considered chronic for the purposes of VA benefits. It is important to note that your symptoms must be undiagnosed to automatically qualify and must not be medically connected to any other illness not directly related to service. If you do have a diagnosis, it will require additional evidence to prove your disability is service-related.
If you are a Gulf War veteran suffering from chronic and unexplained symptoms that significantly affect your life, you are not alone and may be entitled to very beneficial benefits. The process of applying for benefits can vary from case to case and please do not hesitate to seek help from a knowledgeable veterans benefits attorney today.
At the Comerford Law Office, we have helped many veterans obtain the benefits they deserve and we fully understand the nature of Gulf War Syndrome and the effects it can have on your life. If you have questions or need assistance obtaining benefits, please call our Gulf War veterans benefits attorney at 312-863-8572 for assistance today.
I contacted Jim after my first denial for SS Disability. He was referred to me by a good friend who had retained him for her Disability odyssey as well. My Disability case was somewhat difficult because I didn’t have a nice, large cache of medical documentation to back up my claim. Despite this and other complications Jim helped me get through my hearing and I received a fully favorable decision from the Judge and now I am just waiting to start receiving my benefits,
James is an absolutely great lawyer. He fully understands his area of expertise, he’s quick to answer any questions with clear, concise directions on how to proceed. His insight into understanding how to navigate with many case laws and government agencies helped me as his client better understand the case law and it’s ways. James is quick to answer emails and phone calls, and made me feel very comfortable. I highly, highly recommended James for his case law specialties. A professional and true gentleman, even when I would ramble on with worry, James was very understanding and able to put my concerns at ease.
Jim is absolutely one of the nicest, most compassionate, and intelligent lawyers out there. He is fast to answer any question with clear, concise direction. His insight into understanding how to navigate with many government agencies helps his clients in many ways. Jim is quick to answer emails and calls, and makes his clients feel very comfortable. Highly, highlyrecommended.
Jim is a good lawyer that helped us through a difficult purchase of our home(he also was the lawyer for the sale of our previous home).
We had quite a few issues with the details of the purchase with both the bank and the seller that James made sure were resolved as quickly as possible. When the selling lawyer would not respond to phone calls/emails Jim physically went to the lawyer’s office and made sure that the final details were pushed through.
I would recommend Jim as an attorney as he is very knowledgeable and thorough on the work that he does.
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