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AGENT ORANGE CASES
EXPOSURE TO AGENT ORANGE KEY FACTOR IN STRUGGLE TO OBTAIN BENEFITS
VA Delaying and Denying Veterans Who Suffer From Horrific Illness
Unfortunately, many veterans are suffering from what are commonly referred to as silent wounds, scars that they received when they were exposed to environmental toxins, such as depleted uranium, burn pits, compromised anthrax vaccines, anti-malaria medication, the Camp Lejeune water supply and other airborne poisons, from the Atsugi Naval Air Station’s incinerator. One of, if not perhaps the most noteworthy of toxins spread at this time was in fact, Agent Orange. Agent Orange is a defoliant used to clear out the Vietnam jungle, along with any demilitarized zones in Korea, and United States military base perimeters in Thailand. The effects of Agent Orange have been well known for decades, however, many veterans are still struggling with their approval from the VA. Marcari, Russotto, Spencer and Balaban are determined to make sure that if you’ve been denied, we try everything possible to recover what you need!
Agent Orange & The U.S. MIlitary: An Explanation of History
During the Vietnam War (1961 to 1973), the United States military decided to use a group of color-coded herbicides to defoliate the jungle, and destroy crops that were being used for the cover or food for the VietCong. Most chemicals naturally degraded, however TCDD, a component referred to as dioxin, did not. Dioxin is known to remain in the human body for roughly as long as twenty (20) years and it’s estimated survival in rivers and/or ponds is more than 100 years. Companies that produced this herbicide have stated that they didn’t know about any debilitating long-term effects for humans.
Agent Orange use began with a test on August 10th, 1961 and the United States Air Force began to use it as a functional weapon by aerial spray, from 1962 to 1971. Over 85% of Agent Orange was used this way, more specifically from C-123 cargo planes. The areas that were sprayed were South Vietnam, and regions that bodies bordered Cambodia and Laos. The remaining percentage was deployed by helicopters, trucks and also by hand, in and around military bases.
The United States decided to stop using Agent Orange in October of 1971, and in turn it was also no longer produced. Any existing supply/supplies was subsequently destroyed but, it was already too late, as many veterans were exposed and now suffer from horrific long-term illnesses.
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What Diseases are Linked to Agent Orange?
- Soft-tissue Sarcoma.
- Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma.
- Chronic lymphocytic Leukemia.
- Hodgkin’s Disease.
- Prostate Cancer.
- Multiple Myeloma.
- Parkinson’s Disease.
- Porphyria Cutanea Tarda.
- Ischemic Heart Disease.
- Type-2 Diabetes Mellitus.
- Peripheral Neuropathy.
- Cancer of larynx, lung, bronchi or trachea.
- Spina Bifida.
The Vietnamese Red Cross has stated that they recognized dioxin exposure with the following diseases:
- Liver Cancer.
- Lipid Metabolism Disorder.
- Birth Defects: Cleft Lip, Cleft Palate, Hydrocephalus, Neural Tube Defects, Fused Digits, Muscle Malformations and Paralysis.
Veterans who are suffering from, or were recently diagnosed with any of the diseases listed below, may be able to seek relief due to the decisions made in the Nehmer class action suits. Some Vietnam veterans were subsequently awarded hundreds of thousands of dollars retroactively as economical benefits due to Agent Orange. This is also inclusive of Blue Water, as well as any children of a veteran that may have sadly been born with disabling birth defects. Please see the specified list of diseases below:
- Heart Disease.
- Parkinson’s Disease.
- Chronic B-Cell Leukemia
Schedule a Free Consultation Today for a Claim Regarding Agent Orange Exposure!
If you, or someone you love exposed to Agent Orange during their service, don’t wait another minute – contact Marcari, Russotto, Spencer and Balaban today, or simply call us now at (866) 866-VETS. We’re always available to talk to you, and there are no hidden fees to speak to us about your claim(s). Our firm works on contingency, so there are no fees whatsoever unless we win your claim for benefits. We’re accredited to represent you anywhere within the United States, so even if you can’t make it to one of our offices, we can still help you along the way.