During the Vietnam War, the U.S. military attempted to use chemistry to give them an advantage over the enemy. The enemy was using the jungles of Vietnam for cover, and the U.S. wanted to take that advantage away from them. So they deployed a chemical named Agent Orange that killed the surrounding foliage.
Unfortunately, it did not stop with foliage. Agent Orange exposure is now a compensable claim under the VA’s disability policy. The experienced attorneys of The Comerford Law Office can help you file and win an Agent Orange claim.
Obviously, you must prove you were a veteran of the Vietnam war. Beyond that, you must be able to prove that you actually walked on land, with a few notable exceptions. Those who only flew over Vietnam during the war will likely have their claims denied. Those who served aboard ships offshore have additional hurdles to overcome before proving Agent Orange exposure.
If you served on land or offshore, you still have a ways to go. You must further prove that you have any of the conditions that are associated with Agent Orange exposure. These include various forms of cancer, heart disease, neurological conditions (like Parkinson’s Disease), and other conditions. Lastly, you must have been honorably discharged from your service.
If your condition is not listed among the ailments related to Agent Orange exposure, you may still be able to prove a connection as long as the issue is either cancer, a heart problem, or a neurological problem.
The Comerford Law Office reviews every claim personally and ensures that our clients’ casefiles are padded with scientific and medical information that can help them prove their claim. “Proving” that a disease is linked to a specific kind of chemical is nearly impossible. These claims are permitted on the basis that the substance itself has been linked to various forms of cancer and neurological disorders. Since there is so much evidence, those with specific kinds of cancers are presumed to be exposed so long as they can prove they served on land during the war.
Your lawyer will review all of the latest scientific information concerning Agent Orange and help build an argument as to why Agent Orange exposure is the likely cause of your cancer. You do not need to prove your case beyond a reasonable doubt. You just need to prove that you have cancer or a neurological disorder that would make sense in terms of Agent Orange exposure.
If Agent Orange exposure is the likely cause of your current symptoms, you may qualify for VA benefits. Call The Comerford Law Office today to get started on the process.