Military Burn Pits

New Presumptive Conditions Added to VA Benefits List for Burn Pit Exposure

New Presumptive Conditions Added to VA Benefits List for Burn Pit Exposure

Posted by Berry Law on September 8, 2022 in Military Burn Pits

President Joseph Biden signed the bipartisan Sergeant First Class Heath Robinson Honoring our Promise to Address Comprehensive Toxics Act of 2022 (PACT Act) into law Aug. 10, 2022. Among its many measures was an overhaul

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The Gulf War Burn Pit Registry: Are You Covered?

The Gulf War Burn Pit Registry: Are You Covered?

Posted by Berry Law on September 6, 2022 in Military Burn Pits

The Gulf War ended several decades ago, but its ramifications still affect many of its Veterans. While Gulf War Veterans suffered injuries or illnesses easy to connect to their military duties, others have lived with

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Burn Pits of the Vietnam War & Their Effects on Veterans

Burn Pits of the Vietnam War & Their Effects on Veterans

Posted by Berry Law on November 10, 2023 in Military Burn Pits

Many Veterans still feel the ramifications of the Vietnam War today. Most Americans already know about Agent Orange and how exposure to this toxic herbicide has led to many long-lasting health complications for Veterans. However,

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Is Sleep Apnea Related To Burn Pits?

Is Sleep Apnea Related To Burn Pits?

Posted by Marketing on October 27, 2023 in Military Burn Pits

The US military frequently used burn pits to eliminate toxic and standard waste during several conflicts, including Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom. While burn pits may have been convenient waste disposal methods at

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Where Were The Largest Burn Pits?

Where Were The Largest Burn Pits?

Posted by Berry Law on February 22, 2022 in Appeals

What are burn pits? Military bases throughout Southwest Asia used open-air burn pits to get rid of waste. This waste included fuel, metal, rubber, chemicals, paint, medical waste, human waste, plastics, and munitions, rotten food,

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Military Burn Pits: A New Health Epidemic

Military Burn Pits: A New Health Epidemic

Posted by Berry Law on July 29, 2021 in Military Burn Pits

Military Burn Pit Exposure Military veterans deployed overseas in the last two decades know about large burn pits used for refuse disposal and the toxic smoke that filled the air above them. Every military forward

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Berry Law Hosts Coronavirus and Veterans Webinar

Berry Law Hosts Coronavirus and Veterans Webinar

Posted by Berry Law on June 3, 2020 in Firm News

On June 3rd, 2020, Berry Law hosted a webinar focused on Coronavirus and Veterans, discussing how the virus has impacted the Veteran community and what to expect next. Panelists included Congressman Paul Gosar (R-AZ), Navy

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VA Compensation for Sinus Disabilities

VA Compensation for Sinus Disabilities

Posted by Berry Law on May 25, 2020 in Military Burn Pits

Everyone suffers from the occasion viral cold, complete with a stuffy nose and breathing difficulties. Many people also develop the occasional sinus infection, which they recover from without long term complications. However, some sinus and

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PFAS – A Military Toxin

PFAS – A Military Toxin

Posted by Berry Law on August 14, 2019 in Compensation

Perfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) are a group of man-made chemicals that allow materials to repel water and oil. For this reason, PFAS are widely used by the military, generally in fire-suppressing foam.  PFAS has been found

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Military Burn Pits: A New Health Epidemic

Military Burn Pits: A New Health Epidemic

Posted by Berry Law on October 21, 2016 in Military Burn Pits

Thousands of military men and women have served on bases in Iraq and Afghanistan where the air was cloudy with burn pit smoke. Many of us have been around small campfires burning newspapers and wood.

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