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Nine Respiratory Cancers Added to List of Presumptive Illnesses for Burn Pit Exposure

by | Jun 14, 2022 | Veterans Disability Benefits |

The Department of Veterans Affairs recently added nine respiratory cancers to the list of illnesses presumed to be caused by burn pit exposure. The policy applies to Veterans who served in the Southwest Asia theater of operations beginning Aug. 2, 1990, to the present, or in Afghanistan, Uzbekistan, Syria or Djibouti beginning Sept. 19, 2001, to the present. That includes all veterans who served in the Gulf War, the Iraq War and the War in Afghanistan.

The nine new conditions are:

  • Squamous cell carcinoma of the larynx;
  • Squamous cell carcinoma of the trachea;
  • Adenocarcinoma of the trachea;
  • Salivary gland-type tumors of the trachea;
  • Adenosquamous carcinoma of the lung;
  • Large cell carcinoma of the lung;
  • Salivary gland-type tumors of the lung;
  • Sarcomatoid carcinoma of the lung;
  • Typical and atypical carcinoid of the lung;

If you have any questions about these newly added presumptive conditions or your existing VA Disability benefits, the qualified Veterans’ Disability attorneys at Gardberg and Kemmerly want to help in any way possible.  Please call our office and speak with one of our qualified Veterans’ Disability attorneys. Gardberg and Kemmerly is committed to helping injured and disabled Veterans obtain the benefits they deserve.  If you need help with a disability claim, call our office at 251-343-1111 or 1-800-332-1529 for a free consultation. Gardberg and Kemmerly is proud to serve Veterans across the country from our home office in Mobile, Alabama. We would love an opportunity to discuss your claim.

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