In 2010 I was awarded 30% due to IHD and 20% for DMII. I have been taking meds for hypertension since the mid-1980's. Should I now file a claim for the High Blood Pressure?


Jim's Reply:

Yes. Were I you, I'd proceed with the claim for high blood pressure. Even if your claim results in a 0% or 10% rating for hypertension, you may want to use that as a basis for future secondary claims. For example, hypertension may be responsible for causing or contributing to or aggravating strokes, kidney disease, lower leg vascular disease and a lot more. 

File the claim and good luck to you sir.


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