Here's what you need to know about a new ruling linking burn pits and lung disease
from Task & Purpose
A recent court decision by an administrative law judge for the Department of Labor found burn-pit exposure was linked to lung disease in a federal contractor's case, Fox News reported. The case quickly fueled hopes among military veterans that the Department of Veterans Affairs may follow the ruling's lead. For years, veterans' advocates have been pushing the VA to adopt burn-pit exposure as a presumptive-service connected disability, assumed to have been caused by serving in a specific area, during a period of time, under a certain set of circumstances. Instead, veterans' burn-pit exposure claims are handled, slowly, on a case-by-case basis.
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