Tuesday, November 19, 2013

War Veterans Fighting For Lung Disability Compensation After Toxic Exposures

However, some veterans say otherwise. Staff Sgt. Moses Scarberry, a 30-year-old military policeman with the West Virginia Army National Guard, says that although the U.S. Veterans Administration will provide some disability compensation following sub-par lung test results, he cannot prove the level of deterioration to his lungs without a baseline evaluation. In making his case for greater compensation, he lacks a "before-and-after" comparison.

Outside the of the military, fire departments and other employers require baseline lung testing for occupations known to carry a risk to pulmonary functioning. But military service also carries a risk to lung health, according to Fox News and investigative journalist Katie Drummond, whose “Ring of Fire” report describes toxic exposures endured by some troops who have served overseas.

Continue Learning:  http://www.medicaldaily.com/war-veterans-fighting-lung-disability-compensation-after-toxic-exposures-262516

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