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Epileptic Seizures


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I happen to be a  Vietnam veteran and I am in this venue for my son. He is an OEF Vet and he never had since serving in the Army...1st,CAV., he came home with grand mal seizures. Yes, the VA provides meds for him and gave him an honorable discharge and medical  retirement . MY QUESTION IS... IS THERE ANY CONNECTION WITH EPILEPSY AND THE REQUIRED ANTHRAX VACCINE AND/OR BURN PITS  ?

 

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VietVet71 Thank both you and your son for your service. Epilepsy is a brain disability and if found to be service-connected, can pay a high rating depending upon his symptoms. From what I understand his doc has to have witnessed an actual seizure and documented the conditions etc. A connection to anthrax or burn pits is going to be difficult. I saw a figure that less than 1 of 5 disability claims for burn pit related disabilities are approved. I assume that he didn't have any TBI while in the service; if there is a connection, then that would be a major factor.  My suggestion is to get copies of his service medical files and then check out a good lawyer. His medical retirement records may be an important part of your package. I would also suggest a buddy letter from some of his company that witness his seizures and the after effects would be very helpful as well. Wish you both good luck.

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 Good information from GB Army,

  medical service records and have him to request his C-FILE.

LOOK FOR MEDICAL NOTES  ON ANYTHING THAT MAY HAVE CAUSED HIS SEIZURES?  ESPECIALLY IF HE HAD A SEIZURE IN THE MILITARY  AND LOOK & SEE WHAT THE Dr CONTRIBUTED to?

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