Ten years ago, our firm dealt mostly with WWII and Vietnam Veterans who were denied claims for knee injuries, back injuries, PTSD, and other combat and non-combat injuries.
Today our soldiers, sailors, Marines, and airmen who served in Iraq and Afghanistan are dealing with traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, PTSD and Gulf War Syndrome. The battlefields change, but the horrors of war remain similar.
While there are still a large number of WWII and Vietnam Veterans fighting to get their VA benefits granted, the number of new veterans in their early twenties who have been denied is alarming. They are entitled to compensation based on the nature and severity of their injury sustained in active duty, albeit physical or mental.
Helping these heroes get the treatment and compensation they deserve is what we do. Not only does assisting Veterans with their appeals bring us pride, it provides us a running narrative of heroic stories and firsthand chronicles of battles for history yet unwritten.
John S. Berry
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