During the Vietnam war, the enemy used the cover of the jungle to move and deploy troops without being seen. The U.S. military, recognizing this significant advantage, decided to try to take it away. They deployed a weed killer known as Agent Orange to destroy foliage that was given cover to the enemy. What they did not realize was that the chemical substance that seemed so effective at killing plants did a number on humans, as well.
The government long denied the toxic effects of Agent Orange much like they denied Gulf War Syndrome. Nonetheless, both claims are compensable with the right information. Nonetheless, it can be quite difficult to successfully file an Agent Orange claim near Chicago on the VA’s disability fund. The Comerford Law Offices helps U.S. veterans file Agent Orange claims.
To qualify for VA disability benefits based on Agent Orange exposure, you must not only prove that you were in the Vietnam war, but that you physically walked on land at some point during the war.
Agent Orange exposure has been linked to the following conditions:
Generally speaking, veterans who did not serve on land will have their applications denied unless they can prove that their service linked them to Agent Orange exposure. These can be difficult claims to prove, but The Comerford Law Office has successfully resolved claims related to Agent Orange exposure.
It would be impossible to “prove” that your condition is caused by Agent Orange exposure as opposed to some other toxic event. However, claims for Agent Orange exposure are satisfied when a disabled veteran can prove they were exposed to the substance and suffered any of the number of conditions linked to the toxic chemical. Even if a condition is not listed, you may still be entitled to compensation if you can provide the VA with good medical reasoning. So the two biggest elements you need to prove are that you were exposed to Agent Orange in Vietnam, and you have a condition that could be explained by Agent Orange exposure.
If you were exposed to Agent Orange while serving your country in Vietnam, the attorneys at The Comerford Law Office, LLC can review your medical and service records and help file a claim on your behalf. We work with doctors and vocational counselors who can assist with your application. Call today to learn more!