Following the Persian Gulf War many soldiers returned home experiencing the onset of a myriad of unexplained conditions. 645,550 troops were deployed to the Persian Gulf during the war and according to the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), nearly 1 in 5 display symptoms recognized as presumptive illnesses related to Gulf War Syndrome. Some of these illnesses include:
- Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
- Fibromyalgia (Widespread muscle pain, Insomnia, Morning stiffness, Headache, Memory problems)
- Gastrointestinal Disorders (Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Functional Dyspepsia, Functional Abdominal Pain Syndrome)
- Cardiovascular Disease
- Muscle & Joint Pain
- Menstrual Disorders
- Neurological & Psychological Problems
- Skin Conditions
- Respiratory Disorders
If you were deployed to the Persian Gulf area from 1990 to present day and have a history of suffering from conditions related to any of the above, you can go to your local VA – at no cost to you – to receive a Gulf War Registry health exam. You may also be entitled to receive monthly veterans disability benefits.
At Shook & Stone, our VA disability lawyers are available to help you understand your rights and whether you may be able to apply for and secure benefits. Contact our firm today for a free consultation. We serve clients throughout Las Vegas and the state of Nevada.