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Proving Service Connection in Toxic Exposure Cases

1h 3m

Created on November 18, 2021




For more than a hundred years, veterans have been exposed to toxins at levels not encountered in civilian life. From mustard gas during WWI to radiation in WWII and Agent Orange in Vietnam, the more contemporary generation of veterans have experienced their share of toxic exposure.  This course, taught by Veteran's Disability attorney Eric Gang, will deal with the common areas of exposure since Vietnam and explore ways advocates can help their clients win service connections.

Learning Objectives: 

  1. Review the primary areas of toxic exposure outside of Vietnam in the last 60 years 

  2. Analyze strategic approaches to winning cases

  3. Identify examples of notable case studies

  4. Discuss relevant presumptions that can assist in establishing service connection  

  5. Prepare backdoor techniques to win benefits when you cannot prove exposure

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