Solider illness linked to burn pit

Thousands of U.S. military and others who were affected by toxic burn pits could now finally receive their denied treatment.

According to Fox News, the U.S. Department of Labor recently learned that these open aired burn pits are in fact connected to lung disease. An open aired burn pit is described as an open fire, used to burn trash, batteries, tires, and waste, using jet fuel and releasing chemicals into the air. These pits were frequently near American military bases overseas.


The black smoke coming from burn pits in Iraq and Afghanistan has caused lung disease in many service men, women and private contractors. From a new court ruling, those affected may now finally gain the treatment previously denied.


Thousands of service members have signed their names on the Burn Pit Registry created by the VA. The ones who have gotten medical treatment have had their claim refused from the VA on the basis of no service connection.

The Department of Defensive has recognized that these burn pits might be dangerous, but they do not recognize it as being linked to lung disease.


Some of the symptoms which are linked to these burn pits are cancer, chronic fatigue, and weakness. You could also have problems with other lung diseases.

Family members have watched their loved ones become sick after being home for only a couple years. Seemingly healthy men and women, suddenly getting deathly ill in a very short time. The connection could be these toxic chemicals released.


The result from these burnings could be the present-day Agent Orange or Gulf War Illness.


The smoke taken in from these pits has affected private contractors who served as well, like Veronica Landry. She was working in Iraq near one of the military bases for Kellogg, Brown, and Root (KBR). After returning home, she has spent the past ten years in and out of hospitals.

Landry says that she is just thankful the judge took her case. After her insurance company and her former employee refused to continue to pay her bills, she was unsure what she would do. The ruling decided that her company and their insurance provider should be covering all medical bills.


Through the judge’s ruling in favor of Landry’s case, more Veterans will hopefully be compensated for their similar experiences with burn pits.



If you think that you may have some of these symptoms, send us a message. We can talk to you about what you can do to win your claim.

📣 Want to help even more Veterans? Please CLICK AN ICON ABOVE and "SHARE" this post on Social Media! Thank You! 🚀


Hi Veterans, how would you like to learn 3 VA disability claim SECRETS from actual VA Rating Officials, aka, the people who determine your final VA rating?

Brian Reese here, USAF 100% disabled veteran, and founder of VA Claims Insider.

Part of the reason we call ourselves VA Claims “INSIDER” is because we get access to information that nobody else does…

In my brand-new 30-minute video training you’ll hear from “Actual VA Raters Who Reveal 3 VA Claim SECRETS (Learn What the VA Doesn’t Want You to Know…)”

Are you finally ready to get the VA disability rating and compensation YOU deserve?

Enter your email address below for immediate FREE access to the training:

Recent Posts

Follow Us

Easy VA Claims to Win!

How to File a Claim on (step-by-step)!

How to Get a 100 Percent VA Rating (if deserved)!

Dear Veteran, here’s the brutal truth about VA disability claims:

According to our data, 8/10 (80%) of veterans reading this message right now are underrated by the VA…

This means you do NOT currently have the VA disability rating and compensation YOU deserve, and you could be missing out on thousands of dollars of tax-free compensation and benefits each month.

As a fellow disabled Veteran this is shameful and I’m on a mission to change it.

Brian Reese here, Air Force service-disabled Veteran and Founder @ VA Claims Insider.

Since 2016, VA Claims Insider has helped thousands of Veterans just like you get the VA rating and compensation they deserve in less time.

If accepted into our ELITE membership program, you’ll get free up-front access and permission to use $13,119 worth of proprietary VA claim resources, including access to our network of independent medical professionals for medical examinations, disability evaluations, and credible Medical Nexus Letters, which could help you get a HIGHER VA rating in LESS time.

It’s FREE to get started, so click “Go Elite Now” below to complete our 3-step intake process.

STEP #1: Complete Basic Information
STEP #2: Sign Members Agreement
STEP #3: Join the Mastermind Group

If you’re stuck, frustrated, underrated, and currently rated between 0%-90%, VA Claims Insider Elite is for you!

Click “Go Elite Now” below to get started today and a member of our team will be in touch within minutes.

*Website Disclaimer*

VA Claims Insider, LLC is NOT an accredited agent, VSO, attorney, or entity recognized by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and is not affiliated with the VA in any way. VA Claims Insider, LLC does NOT assist veterans with the preparation, presentation, and prosecution of VA disability claims for VA benefits. Veterans shall prepare and file their own claim or work with an accredited representative, many of which offer services for FREE. Veterans may search for and appoint an accredited VSO by clicking HERE. Veterans may also search and find Accredited Attorneys and Claims Agents by clicking HERE. By using this website or VA Claims Insider, LLC’s Mastery or Elite program, you acknowledge that there are completely FREE services available to assist veterans with VA disability claims for VA benefits. Veterans always have the option to utilize the free services provided by entities such as National Service Organizations (e.g., DAV, VFW, AMVETS, American Legion, among many others), Service Organizations, State Sponsored Veteran Service Officers, and/or the paid services of VA accredited agents or attorneys. Utilization of VA Claims Insider, LLC’s website or services is NOT required to submit a claim for VA disability benefits, and you may achieve a positive VA disability claim outcome with these other free or paid organizations. Information listed on this website, including but not limited to, success percentages, disability rating increases, and processing timelines are averages and not specific to any one claim. VA Claims Insider, LLC MAKES NO GUARANTEE OF RESULTS BY USING THIS WEBSITE OR OUR SERVICES, AND YOUR INDIVIDUAL RESULTS MAY VARY. Under no circumstances does VA Claims Insider, LLC, provide medical or legal advice. This website is solely for marketing purposes and contains no medical or legal advice. The VA Claims Insider® name and logo are registered trademarks of VA Claims Insider, LLC.