The existence of the “Chronic Multisymptom Illness” in Gulf War Veterans continues to be validated.
According to the Army Times, “brain scans of veterans with symptoms of Gulf War illness show neurological differences between those who deployed to the region in 1990 and 1991 and a control group.” Some veterans of the Gulf War have complained of having many different symptoms following their deployment. These symptoms include, fatigue, memory loss, joint and muscle pain, headaches and gastrointestinal problems. According to the leader of this most recent study, Gulf War veterans with this multisymptom condition have faced hurdles when trying to get health care providers to believe that their condition is real. This study showing the neurological differences in the scans may begin to help clinicians understand the condition and may also help to validate the belief that something is truly wrong with the veterans presenting with symptoms. If you were separated or retired from your service and you believe that the reason should have been based on a disability, I can help to request that this be changed in your records. Also, if you committed misconduct and faced or are facing a court-martial or other adverse action and believe your misconduct was primarily caused by your medical condition, I may be able to help you appeal the outcome of your particular case or help you with your current case. Additionally, if you feel you are not receiving the appropriate compensation or benefits, I can help. To speak to an experienced court-martial and military defense attorney, call Bill Cassara at 706-860-5769 for a free consultation. The link to the Army Times article is http://www.armytimes.com/article/20130624/BENEFITS06/306240005/Study-Brains-Gulf-War-illness-vets-look-different.