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Agent Orange

Exposure To Agent Orange Key Factor In The Struggle To Obtain Veterans Benefits!

VA Delaying and Denying Veterans Who Suffer from Horrific Illness.
Agent Orange
Agent Orange was a herbicide mixture used by the military during the Vietnam War; much of it contained a dangerous chemical contaminant called dioxin.

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 contaminated water supply at Camp Lejeune and other airborne poisons, that can be linked to the Atsugi Naval Air Station’s incinerator.  

One of, if not 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 deserve!  

View the Agent Orange Claims Fact Sheet. 

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Agent Orange

Agent Orange & the United States 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 part referred to as dioxin, did not.   

Dioxin is known to remain in the human body for 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 said 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 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 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 were later destroyed but, it was already too late, as many Veterans were exposed and now suffer from horrific long-term illnesses.

What Diseases Are Linked to Agent Orange?

The United States Institute of Medicine has reported exposure to dioxin to be related to five diseases and noting that there could be several more. Those include the following:  

• Soft-Tissue Sarcoma.

• Other than Osteosarcoma, Chondrosarcoma, Kaposi’s Sarcoma, or Mesothelioma.

• All Chronic B-Cell Leukemias:

• Including, but not limited to:

• Hairy-Cell Leukemia.

• Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia. 

• Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma.

• Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia.

• Hodgkin’s Disease.

• Chloracne.

• Prostate Cancer.

• Multiple Myeloma.

• AL Amyloidosis.

• Parkinson’s Disease.

• Porphyria Cutanea Tarda.

• Ischemic Heart Disease.

• Atherosclerotic Cardiovascular Disease.

• Coronary Artery Disease.

• Coronary Spasm(s).

• Coronary Bypass Surgery.

• Stable/Unstable and Prinzmetal’s Angina.

• Hypertension.

• Type-2 Diabetes (Also Known as Type-2 Diabetes Mellitus or Adult On-Set Diabetes). 

• Early On-Set Peripheral Neuropathy.

• Respiratory Cancer (Larynx, Lung, Bronchi or Trachea).

• Spina Bifida.

On January 21, 2021, Parkinsonism, Bladder Cancer, and Hypothyroidism were all added as presumptive conditions by the VA.  

The Vietnamese Red Cross has said 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 above, may be able to seek relief due to the decisions made in the Nehmer class action suits.  

Some Vietnam Veterans were later awarded hundreds of thousands of dollars retroactively as economic benefits due to Agent Orange. 

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One Of Our Most Frequently Asked Questions.
It does not cost you anything to hire our Veterans Benefits Law Firm as your attorneys. Our firm works on a contingency fee basis, which means you do not owe us anything unless we win you an award. Our firm charges 20%, which is deducted by the VA from your lump sum payment for retroactive benefits.
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If you, or someone you love, is having a tough time with the Department of Veterans Affairs and claiming the benefits needed to sustain a comfortable quality of life, do not wait another minute – contact us today! We are always available by phone at (866) 866-VETS.  

Our firm works on contingency, so there are no fees whatsoever unless we win your claim for benefits.  

We are accredited to stand for you anywhere within the United States, so even if you cannot make it to one of our many offices, we can still help you along the way. 

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How Much Does It Cost To Hire You?

It does not cost you anything to hire our Veterans Benefits Law Firm as your attorneys. Our firm works on a contingency fee basis, which means you do not owe us anything unless we win you an award. Our firm charges 20%, which is deducted by the VA from your lump sum payment for retroactive benefits.

How Long Will It Take To Appeal My Benefits Denial?

While it can take six months or more for a Veteran to receive a decision on his or her initial benefits claim from the Department of Veterans Affairs, appeals could take 2 years of more. The Department of Veterans Affairs lacks the funding to properly staff and process benefits applications. The number of applications from recently returning Veterans must be dealt with while the Department of Veterans Affairs continues to actively work towards providing services to prior generations of Veterans.

How Do I Increase My Disability Rating?

Great question! If the condition that you are actively receiving disability benefits for has now ultimately worsened over time, you can file an increased rating claim. It’s fairly simple, and it involves filing out an online claim form or mailing a letter to your regional office documenting the change in your condition.

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All communication with the Department of Veterans Affairs can be conducted remotely; personal appearances are not required. 

Our law firm is accredited by the Department of Veterans Affairs to assist Veterans anywhere across the United States. 

Furthermore, our clients do not need to go to a physical location or visit an office to receive our help. If there are any medical visits that are applicable to your claim, you can be seen at a facility that is close to your home. So, no matter where you are, if you need help, we’re here to fight for you the same way that you bravely fought to protect us. 

Call us now! (866) 866-VETS.