Skip to comments.Court determines military burn pits caused lung disease in service members
Posted on 02/15/2018 1:24:42 PM PST by euram
The decision marks a victory for the nearly 64,000 active service members and retirees who have put their names on a Burn Pit Registry created by the Veterans Administration, bringing them one step closer to getting adequate medical coverage, something that has never been guaranteed. Private contractors who were also exposed to the burn pit toxins also have been denied coverage.
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Area 51 burning revealed:
Of course I can’t say where he got his COPD. The problem is, other people get it without being near those sorts of fires. I view some of these claims with a jaundiced eye because of normal logical observations.
This guy appears to be quite overweight. Has that contributed to his health issues?
I get emails from time to time, “You may be entitled to money...” The notes explain what company I may have dealt with, and what they have supposedly done. I delete the eMail.
I’m just not interested in seeking a big pay-day to increase my income. I planned for my retirement. I’m satisfied. I’m not interested in dragging some entity down.
If the government thinks they did something wrong, then put the managers in prison. I’m not interested in “nickle and dimeing” them to death.
If I had a large claim, and it was reasoned, I’m not saying I would never seek compensation, particularly if I had large medical bills related to it.
I would want to be fairly certain my claim was almost certainly undeniable though.
I’ll bet “Area 52” is even worse!
“The problem is, other people get it without being near those sorts of fires.”
This is quite true. The same goes for just about any other disease a person can get in a war zone. My understanding with regard to service members, is there needs to be scientific evidence a particular wartime scenario causes a disease, then they compare the number of war veterans with the disease percapita to those veterans that never went overseas. If the war vets get the disease at a much higher rate, then it’s considered service connected.
How much money a person makes is not the issue, it’s compensation for serving their country coupled with coming home with a disease they never had any idea they’d ever get.
With many veteran compensation and/or medical is highly contested. Maybe the best way to solve the issue is to just shut down the army, navy and AF.
I agree with that preponderance of cases theory.
I’m certainly not against people being compensated for just reasons.
I've been to Area 52. It's in northeastern, PA, in a secret location.
The worst smoke there was from the tunnel vent from the coal fired steam engines across the road.
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