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Monthly Archives: April 2021

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VA Urged to Add Hypertension to List of Agent Orange Conditions

By Michael Lawrence Varon, PLLC |

Many veterans were affected by an herbicide called Agent Orange while fighting the Vietnam War. Agent Orange has been associated with a variety of health conditions including leukemia, diabetes, Hodgkin’s and Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, heart disease, Parkinson’s disease, prostate cancer, respiratory cancer, soft tissue sarcoma and multiple myeloma. Now, studies are showing that hypertension, or… Read More »

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Obtaining Social Security Disability Benefits for Psoriatic Arthritis

By Michael Lawrence Varon, PLLC |

There are many medical conditions that qualify for Social Security Disability benefits. You don’t necessarily need to have a terminal illness, like cancer, but you do need to have a chronic one that significantly impacts your ability to work. One example is psoriatic arthritis. Psoriatic arthritis is a type of medical condition that sometimes… Read More »

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State Workers’ Compensation Board Removes Strict Standards

By Michael Lawrence Varon, PLLC |

With more and more people working from home due to COVID-19 restrictions, workers’ compensation laws have changed. Until late 2020, New York had strict standards in place for workers, denying claims that did not occur during working hours and while the employee was actively involved in work duties. That changed on October 22, when… Read More »

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