Thursday, April 11, 2013
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is a Chronic Condition under 38 C.F.R. 3.309(a)
Carpal tunnel syndrome is an “organic disease of the nervous system” and, therefore, is a chronic condition that is subject to service connection via legal presumption under 38 C.F.R. § 3.309(a). Veterans who are diagnosed with carpal tunnel syndrome within a year of discharge from service may be eligible for service connection without having to provide medical evidence of a link between their condition and their service.