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Autoimmune Diseases & Veterans Disability in Atlanta

What is an autoimmune disease?

The immune system is the body's natural defense against bacteria, viruses and other cells and invaders that do not belong in the body. When the system becomes confused and cannot tell the difference between an invader and the body, it may start attacking the body. This is known as an "autoimmune disease."

There are more than 80 different types of autoimmune diseases including:

  • Diabetes (Type 1)
  • Grave's disease
  • Lupus
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Myasthenia gravis
  • Psoriasis
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Systemic sclerosis
Above are just a few of the many autoimmune diseases from which a person can suffer.

Can a veteran qualify for disability due to an autoimmune disease?

Grave's disease is an autoimmune disease associated with the thyroid. There is a prevalence of Grave's disease and other autoimmune diseases among veterans. It has also been noticed that the adult children of veterans who served in Vietnam and were exposed to Agent Orange also seem prone to autoimmune disorders.

Autoimmune disease is only one of the illnesses caused by Agent Orange. If you or a loved one is suffering from an autoimmune disease and your doctor suspects that it may be related to Agent Orange exposure or military duty, please contact an Atlanta veterans disability attorney from our firm. We will be happy to review your circumstances and provide you with trusted legal counsel regarding a claim for veterans disability or veteran compensation.

How to File for VA Benefits for an Autoimmune Disease

Autoimmune disease is the number one cause of all other diseases, including cancer and heart disease. It can be difficult sometimes to show that a veteran's autoimmune disease is directly caused by his/her military service. Your claim will require detailed and extensive documentation to show the VA that your autoimmune disease was caused or aggravated during active military duty.

This is not always an easy task. That is why our firm is here to provide skilled assistance to assemble all necessary information for your claim or your appeal. This is a key element in a successful application for disability and will save you much time in the long run. Our firm knows how to navigate around government agencies and large establishments. We have been successfully helping clients for 40 years.

Contact us today for assistance pursuing a positive outcome.

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    David A. Stevens


    Attorney David Stevens was born and raised in Macon, Georgia. He moved to Atlanta in 1991 and graduated from the Georgia State University College of Law in 2002. During law school, he was active in both the Moot Court Board - serving as Vice President of Appellate Advocacy - and mock trial, participating in several national competitions. He received awards for his academic performance in Research, Writing and Advocacy and Litigation classes. After graduating from law school, David immediately ...
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    Douglas Sullivan


    Attorney Douglas Sullivan grew up in a military family where his father had a career in the US Air Force. As an Air Force brat, he developed an interest in military history and has immense respect for those men and women who have served our country. After a life of being transferred to various Air Force bases throughout the United States, Doug obtained his Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Tennessee in Knoxville, double majoring in Political Science and Spanish. He then attended law ...
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    Daphne Sullivan


    Daphne Sullivan was born in Washington D.C. into a military family. She was raised in Alabama where she obtained her B.S. in English and graduated with honors from Birmingham-Southern College in Birmingham, Alabama. She graduated with a Masters of Education with a concentration in English education from the University of North Alabama. She obtained her legal education at Cumberland School of Law. As a law student, she received awards in Legal Research and Writing as well as Criminal Procedure ...
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    Christopher Campagno


    Christopher A. Campagno joined Stevens & Sullivan, LLC in June of 2021. His areas of expertise are Veterans Law, Disability Rights, and Military Justice. His current practice focuses on representing disabled veterans throughout all stages of the VA disability claims process, to include the United States Court of Appeals for Veterans claims. In 2019, Christopher earned his J.D., cum laude, from Syracuse University College of Law. In addition to his law degree, he was awarded a certificate from ...

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