Were You Exposed To Agent Orange During The Vietnam War?

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The military used Agent Orange to clear trees and other foliage during the war. Coming in contact with Agent Orange has since been associated with many illnesses. If you served in Vietnam on the inland waterways aboard "brown water" vessels, it is presumed that you were exposed to the toxic chemical Agent Orange. Now, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is also recognizing the same for those who served on "blue water" ships, which were ships stationed offshore between January 9, 1962 and May 7, 1975.

If your military record shows that you — or a loved one — were ashore, aboard a "brown water" ship or "blue water" ship in Vietnam during the war, you may qualify for veterans disability compensation or health care benefits for those illnesses associated with contacting Agent Orange. You may also qualify for benefits if you were exposed to Agent Orange in other locations, such as storage or distribution facilities.

What Diseases And Illnesses Are Associated With Agent Orange?

Veterans and qualified survivors may file a claim for benefits for Agent Orange exposure. While there are many terminal cancers and other grave illnesses associated with exposure to Agent Orange, a short list includes diseases such as:

  • Parkinson's disease
  • Type 2 diabetes
  • AL amyloidosis
  • Non-Hodgkin's lymphoma
  • Hodgkin's disease
  • B-cell leukemia
  • Multiple myeloma
  • Prostate cancer
  • Lung cancer
  • Larynx, trachea or bronchus cancer

Nervous system disorders and rare illnesses affecting the organs of those exposed to Agent Orange are also part of the comprehensive list of disorders that may qualify for compensation. Do not wait to file a claim with the VA for benefits.

Get Help For Your Agent Orange Claim From A VA-Accredited Attorney

If you or a loved one may have had contact with Agent Orange, talk to a lawyer to discuss your legal options. I can help you investigate the list of ships that were in service during the Vietnam War. I will help you file a claim for the compensation you deserve. Please call my office in Bladensburg at 301-508-9623 today and schedule an appointment to begin your claim. If you prefer, you can email my firm. I am VA-accredited and serve clients in Maryland and Washington, D.C.