Legal Help for Veterans blog.
Oct
26
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Common Misconceptions of Military Sexual Trauma

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At Legal Help For Veterans, PLLC, we represent many survivors of Military Sexual Trauma, also called MST. If you’re unfamiliar with the term, take a look at our recent blog covering Military Sexual Trauma Disability Claims. In this article, we will address some common misconceptions people often have about MST. Misconception #1 Only young women […]

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Oct
22
Detroit VA Hospital Nurse Charged With Stealing and Selling Blank COVID Vaccine Cards

Detroit VA Hospital Nurse Charged With Stealing and Selling Blank COVID Vaccine Cards

News and Press

A Detroit VA hospital nurse was arrested after she was discovered stealing genuine COVID-19 vaccination cards and selling them.  Bethann Kierczak was a registered nurse at a Detroit VA hospital. Because she administered COVID-19 vaccines to VA patients, she had access to blank vaccination cards. She would carefully take the cards when she could and […]

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Oct
01
Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy Becoming A Growing Problem For Combat Veterans

Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy Becoming A Growing Problem For Combat Veterans

Medical Issues / Disability

Chronic traumatic encephalopathy, commonly called CTE, is a degenerative brain disease caused by repeated brain traumas. CTE is most associated with professional football players, but it also affects combat veterans at alarming rates thanks to high exposure to blasts and other traumatic brain injuries. Little is known about how and why CTE happens and how […]

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Sep
28
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Withdrawal Of Troops From Afghanistan Causes Complicated Feelings For Many Veterans

Mental Health

The recent withdrawal of troops from Afghanistan and the subsequent Taliban takeover has created a mental health crisis for many veterans. Calls to veteran crisis lines and other suicide-prevention resources have seen a sudden increase in calls since troops were pulled out.  The Veterans Crisis Line, the VA-run suicide prevention hotline, has seen an increase […]

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Sep
24
When Is Memory Loss A Problem For Veterans?

When Is Memory Loss A Problem For Veterans?

PTSD

Memory loss can be a normal part of getting older. It also may indicate the start of a serious problem, especially for veterans. Because they suffer from traumatic brain injury (TBI) and post-traumatic stress disorder at a higher-than-average rate, veterans are also at risk of memory loss and dementia. Knowing the signs of problematic memory […]

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Sep
03
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VA Research Finds A Link Between Moral Injuries And Suicide

Mental Health

New research from the National Center for Veterans Studies found a link between moral injury, PTSD and suicide among veterans. The study showed that PTSD and the effects of moral injury are similar in many ways but still distinct conditions, each with unique signs and symptoms. However, when PTSD and moral injury converge, the risk […]

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Sep
01
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Military Sexual Trauma Claims

Veterans Law

As unfortunate as it is, many service members will experience some form of sexual assault, harassment, or other trauma during their military service. These experiences have profound impacts on survivors, but some relief could come in the form of compensation and other benefits from the Department of Veterans Affairs. Military Sexual Trauma (MST) Though many […]

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Aug
27
VA Benefits And Erectile Dysfunction

VA Benefits And Erectile Dysfunction

Medical Issues / Disability

Erectile dysfunction is the inability to get and maintain an erection that is firm enough for intercourse. It is a common problem that has far-reaching effects on physical health, emotional wellness and relationships. Veterans can potentially receive disability compensation and benefits from the VA if they developed erectile dysfunction during or because of their time […]

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Aug
05
How to get a purple heart after discharge

How To Get a Purple Heart After Discharge

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Our office receives many inquiries from veterans who want to know how to get a Purple Heart after discharge. We have compiled the following information to assist you in obtaining a Purple Heart. Purple Heart Background The Purple Heart is awarded to members of the United States Armed Forces who were (i) wounded, killed, or […]

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Aug
04
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New Presumptive Conditions for Burn Pit Victims

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On August 2nd, the VA began processing disability claims for asthma, rhinitis, and sinusitis due to presumed burn pit exposure during military service. This applies to veterans who served in Southwest Asia and certain other areas. To qualify, your conditions must have started within 10 years of your separation from active duty. Asthma is a […]

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