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Burn Pit Exposure, Jet Fuel in Lungs, Still No Benefits!

Burn Pit Exposure, Jet Fuel in Lungs, Still No Benefits!

Burn Pit Exposure, Jet Fuel in Lungs, Still No Benefits! Retired Army Staff Sergeant Will Thompson was told by his doctor, Dr. Anthony Szema that his lungs were full of black spots and metal - with particles all over, completely scarred from breathing in waste burned...

Vietnam Veterans & Liver Fluke: What We Know!

Vietnam Veterans & Liver Fluke: What We Know!

Vietnam Veterans & Liver Fluke: What We Know! Long Island Reps. Andrew Garbarino (R-NY), Lee Zeldin (R-NY), and Tom Suozzi (D-NY) have now introduced the Vietnam Veterans Liver Fluke Cancer Study Act. This would require the VA to work with the Centers for Disease...

FTCA: What We Know! 

FTCA: What We Know! 

FTCA: What We Know!  A Deep Dive Into The Topic The National Federal Torts Claim Act (FTCA) is quite complex, so we’ve decided to take a deep dive into what it is, in an effort to help educate the public and hopefully shed some light on how we may be able to help....

UK Scientists Study Mesothelioma In Veterans!

UK Scientists Study Mesothelioma In Veterans!

UK Scientists Study Mesothelioma In Veterans! Recently, a study from the UK confirmed that veterans who've unfortunately contracted mesothelioma cancer are in a much different and dire situation than a civilian who contracted the same type of cancer. Veterans who...

$8B in Health Benefits For Veterans Exposed To Agent Orange!

$8B in Health Benefits For Veterans Exposed To Agent Orange!

$8B in Health Benefits For Veterans Exposed To Agent Orange! Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-New York) has publically stated that the 2021 National Defense Authorization Act does indeed include the previous amendment that he made, one which specifies that $8 billion dollars...

Burn Pit Bill Would Grant Automatic Care!

Burn Pit Bill Would Grant Automatic Care!

Burn Pit Bill Would Grant Automatic Care! One of the most challenging parts of getting a claim approved by the Department of Veteran's Affairs is that most Veteran's that are seeking out help cannot afford to wait - as their health and wellbeing are generally on the...

Veterans & Obesity: Service-Connected?

Veterans & Obesity: Service-Connected?

Veterans & Obesity: Service-Connected? At Marcari, Russotto, Spencer & Balaban, we frequently speak with Veteran’s who’d like to explore the option of having obesity be service-connected, due to a different service-connected condition disallowing them from...

Former VA Secretary Speaks Out on Burn Pit Exposure!

Former VA Secretary Speaks Out on Burn Pit Exposure!

Former VA Secretary Speaks out on Burn Pit Exposure! Former VA (Veteran’s Affairs) Secretary David Shulkin has reportedly told Fox News that he believes the Department of Veteran’s Affairs is not doing enough to help provide vital benefits to service members who are...

Over 40 Senators Push for Agent Orange Changes!

Over 40 Senators Push for Agent Orange Changes!

Over 40 Senators Push for Agent Orange Changes! This past Tuesday, Senator Jon Tester D-Mont., and over 40 other United States Senators sent letters to the leaders of the House and Senate Armed Services Committees urging them to add bladder cancer, hypothyroidism, and...

Jon Stewart Uses Platform to Shed Light on Burn Pit Exposure!

Jon Stewart Uses Platform to Shed Light on Burn Pit Exposure!

Jon Stewart Uses Platform to Shed Light on Burn Pit Exposure! Former host of Comedy Central television show, The Daily Show, Jon Stewart is using his platform as a celebrity to help bring attention to burn pit exposure, and how it’s negatively impacted so many United...

Bone Cement Knee Replacements: What You Need to Know!

Bone Cement Knee Replacements: What You Need to Know!

Bone Cement Knee Replacements: What You Need to Know! Among the many different medical issues that have, and currently still plague United States Veteran's, one of the most common are knee problems. As Veteran's Benefits attorneys, one question that we are asked the...

USPS Delays Leave Vet’s Medication in Limbo!

USPS Delays Leave Vet’s Medication in Limbo!

The United States Postal Service (USPS) has publicly announced that they will be halting any prescheduled service reductions and any of the other cost-cutting initiatives that were planned in direct response to the outpouring of support and frustration from the...

Trump Signs Two New Vet’s Support Bills

Trump Signs Two New Vet’s Support Bills

Trump Signs Two New Vet's Support Bills This past Saturday, President Donald J. Trump signed two bills into law that will work to broaden the options for troubled Veterans primarily within the legal system and expand a grant program circled around home renovations for...

The Most Common Questions Answered: Agent Orange

The Most Common Questions Answered: Agent Orange

The Most Common Questions Answered: Agent Orange It's incredibly sad, but unfortunately, many Veterans across the United States are suffering from what is more commonly known as 'silent wounds'. These are scars that they received when they were sadly exposed to...

‘Transparency & Fairness’ Coming to Vet’s Benefits

‘Transparency & Fairness’ Coming to Vet’s Benefits

'Transparency & Fairness' Coming to Vet's Benefits Rep., Elaine Luria, D-Virginia, and Congressman Andy Barr, of Kentucky, have decided to partner together to introduce the Veterans Benefits Fairness and Transparency Act. In a prepared statement, Luria noted that...

VA Plans to Develop New Diagnostic Code

VA Plans to Develop New Diagnostic Code

This week our guest blogger is Ryan Spencer, an attorney at Marcari, Russotto, Spencer & Balaban. Ryan Spencer is admitted to practice law in North Carolina. He graduated from Elon University School of Law and cum laude from North Carolina State University with a...

Fired VA Medical Employee Pleads Guilty to Murders of Veterans!

Fired VA Medical Employee Pleads Guilty to Murders of Veterans!

Fired VA Medical Employee Pleads Guilty to Murders of Veterans! Reta Mays, a former VA Medical employee, has now pleaded guilty to the murders of seven patients at the Louis A. Johnson VA Medical Center in Clarksburg, West Virginia. Mays, at her plea hearing, noted...

Veteran’s Affairs Approves Nearly 18,000 Blue Water Claims

Veteran’s Affairs Approves Nearly 18,000 Blue Water Claims

Veteran's Affairs Approves Nearly 18,000 Blue Water Claims Nearly one year after Congress and President Donald Trump granted Veterans Affairs benefits to sailors who served off the coast of Vietnam, the VA has granted nearly 18,000 claims. The Blue Water Navy Vietnam...

News: Unemployment Rate Among Vets Continues to Decrease

News: Unemployment Rate Among Vets Continues to Decrease

News: Unemployment Rate Among Vets Continues to Decrease The unemployment rate among Vets continues to decrease for the second month, as the United States is still facing an uphill battle with COVID-19. Based on data presented by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the...

The ‘Forgotten’ War: 70th Anniversary of the Korean War

The ‘Forgotten’ War: 70th Anniversary of the Korean War

The 'Forgotten' War: 70th Anniversary of the Korean War When North Korean forces crossed the 38th Parallel, invading South Korea, it marked the beginning of the Korean War. This tactic caught the United States forces off guard, and allowed North Korea to strategically...

White House Unveils Plan for Veterans Suicide Prevention!

White House Unveils Plan for Veterans Suicide Prevention!

White House Unveils Plan for Veterans Suicide Prevention! On Wednesday, President Donald Trump unveiled a new plan that will aid in the prevention of suicide among United States Veterans, a group that President Trump labeled our "most treasured heroes". The...

VA Expanding Telehealth For Veterans With Cancer!

VA Expanding Telehealth For Veterans With Cancer!

VA Expanding Telehealth For Veterans With Cancer! The Department of Veterans Affairs is using a $4.5M grant from the Bristol Myers Squibb Foundation in an effort to help and expand their telehealth abilities, which in turn would give more Veterans suffering from...

Lawmakers Propose Bill to Help Homeless Veterans!

Lawmakers Propose Bill to Help Homeless Veterans!

Lawmakers Propose Bill to Help Homeless Veterans! As COVID-19 continues to linger all across the U.S., many of the advocates for veterans have made sure to note that the unfortunate economic tailspin that we're facing will most likely lead to an influx in homeless...

NEWS: Cost-of-Living Boost Passes House!

NEWS: Cost-of-Living Boost Passes House!

NEWS: Cost-of-Living Boost Passes House! Earlier today, House lawmakers successfully passed new legislation that would help to ensure a cost-of-living boost in the new year, as long as Social Security officials approve it for their recipients. This legislation, in...

Toxic Firefighting Foam & the U.S. Military: What We Know!

Toxic Firefighting Foam & the U.S. Military: What We Know!

Toxic Firefighting Foam & the U.S. Military: What We Know! If you, or someone you love, has developed cancer after being exposed to toxic firefighting foam, please call us right away! It's the 1960s, and researchers for the U.S. Navy began testing a new form of...

Veterans, Mental Health, and Dealing with PTSD!

Veterans, Mental Health, and Dealing with PTSD!

Veterans, Mental Health, and Dealing With PTSD! As many people know, May in the United States is Mental Health Awareness Month. When it comes to Veterans, those who've dedicated the majority of their lives to protecting us, it's important that we understand how their...

NEWS: Hundreds of Unsealed Documents in Earplug Lawsuit!

NEWS: Hundreds of Unsealed Documents in Earplug Lawsuit!

If you, or someone you love, have suffered debilitating symptoms due to faulty 3M Combat Arms Dual Sided Earplugs, contact MRSB today! New Documents Unsealed in Earplugs Case Last week, hundreds of pages of documents in a class-action lawsuit against 3M were unsealed...

Burn Pit Registry Veterans May Be at Risk For Virus!

Burn Pit Registry Veterans May Be at Risk For Virus!

Vets on Burn Pit Registry May Be At Risk For Virus! This week, many Veterans advocates and lawmakers have been placing pressure on the Department of Veterans Affairs, in an effort to make sure that any Veterans who were exposed to burn pits in Iraq or Afghanistan are...

NEWS: Medical Reimbursement for Millions of Vets!

NEWS: Medical Reimbursement for Millions of Vets!

Medical Reimbursement for Millions of Vets! Be on the lookout, as medical reimbursement for millions of Vets is on the way! The Department of Veterans Affairs announced that over one million veterans should be prepared to receive instructions from the VA on how to see...

TDIU: A Closer Look!

TDIU: A Closer Look!

TDIU: Total Disability Individual Unemployability A veteran may possibly be entitled to compensation at the 100%-disability rating if they can properly establish that service-related harm done to their body disallows him/her the chance to obtain, and maintain, gainful...

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