Veterans who served in Afghanistan, Iraq, and other theaters since the 9/11 attacks are at higher risk for developing amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), a degenerative condition also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, a recent medical study concludes. The study, “Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Among Veterans Deployed in Support of Post-9/11 U.S.…

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 Seal-turned-entrepreneur Chriss Smith, non-profit leader and founder of the Vetty Awards Assal Ravandi, and Human…

By Daniel Kuhn – Veterans Advocate and Army Veteran Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is a chronic disease caused by stomach acid flows into the food pipe, irritating the lining of the esophagus. GERD is fairly common among Veterans, and it can typically treated by lifestyle changes. However, some conditions may…

Common Navy Disabilities

While Sailors find themselves in many different roles all over the world, from the construction-related hazards experienced by Seabees to the cramped quarters endured by the Silent Service, there are common Navy disabilities and injuries that Navy Veterans are more prone to. In this article, we will outline some of…

Currently three types of temporary 100% disability ratings are available for veterans: hospitalization, convalescent, and pre-stabilization, according to the United States Department of Veteran’s Affairs (VA). Depending on your situation, you may be entitled to receive a temporary 100% disability rating. Hospitalization Ratings You may be eligible to receive a…

If you suffered a traumatic brain injury (TBI) in service, the VA may grant you compensation entitlement based on cognitive, emotional/behavioral, and physical loss of functioning.   For its most basic ratings criteria, the VA will evaluate your memory; judgment; social interaction; orientation; motor activity; visual spatial orientation; subjective symptoms; neurobehavioral…