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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.

Are you suffering from an autoimmune disease? Call Stevens & Sullivan, LLC today at (404) 467-9017 or contact us online to meet with our Atlanta autoimmune disease lawyer.

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.

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    David A. Stevens


    After graduating from law school in 2002, attorney David A. Stevens began his legal career as a felony public defender and consumer litigation attorney. During his early years in practice he was lead counsel in over a dozen jury trials and obtained favorable results for hundreds of clients while developing his skills as a litigator. In 2005, he began to focus his practice on disability representation while working with his mother, attorney Jane McElreath, who had been representing disabled ...
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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 an immense respect for those men and women who have served our country. While still in law school, Doug began working for a law firm that specialized in Veteran’s disability and Social Security disability claims. After law school Doug has continued to focus his legal practice in the area of Veterans’ disability. ...
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    Daphne Sullivan


    Daphne Sullivan graduated from law school in 2002, and for almost twenty years, the focus of her legal career has been representing claimants in their applications for Social Security disability benefits. She has worked with thousands of claimants nationwide and she has extensive knowledge and experience in applying Social Security rules and regulations to cases. She has assisted clients in navigating the disability process from the administrative levels to the Appeals Council. She has worked ...
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    Christopher Campagno

    Managing Attorney

    Christopher A. Campagno joined Stevens & Sullivan, LLC in June of 2021. His areas of expertise include 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 ...

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