If you or a loved one were exposed to Agent Orange during military service in Vietnam or Korea, you may be eligible for veteran disability compensation. If this is the case, we recommend that you contact an experienced VA attorney who will help you fight for your rights.
If you are a family member of a Vietnam veteran, hopefully this article will help you better understand what your loved one might be going through.
Keep reading to learn more about the effects of Agent Orange and how you can seek VA disability compensation and VA health care.
What is Agent Orange?
Agent Orange was a chemical used by the U.S. military during the Vietnam War to destroy local agriculture in Vietnam and Korea. However, this military tactic came at a great cost, causing irreversible illness and genetic damage in those exposed to the herbicide hybrid.
The effects of Agent Orange are still being felt generations later. Descendants of people who came in contact with Agent Orange are usually born with severe birth defects and deformities that affect their quality of life. Some of the illnesses associated with Agent Orange exposure include leukemia, Hodgkin’s lymphoma, various types of cancer, and Parkinson’s disease.
What is Parkinson’s disease?
Parkinson’s disease is a degenerative brain disorder that compromises a person’s ability to move through the world and live independently.
People with Parkinson’s disease usually experience the following symptoms:
- Tremors in hands or throughout body
- Difficulty walking
- Impaired balance
- Impaired coordination
Do I have to prove a connection between my exposure to Agent Orange and Parkinson’s disease?
If you or a loved one was exposed to Agent Orange during their military service in the Vietnam War, you are not responsible for proving the cause of your Parkinson’s disease. Even if the Department of Veterans Affairs previously denied your claim, there have been several court decisions that may affect your eligibility for VA disability compensation and health care. To see if you are now able to receive veteran benefits, contact an experienced VA attorney near you.
Who do I contact for help receiving VA benefits?
For help receiving VA benefits, you should contact a veteran disability lawyer familiar with Agent Orange and Parkinson’s disease. Hiring a VA attorney with relevant experience to your case will help you with your fight for the compensation and medical care you deserve.
If you are interested in learning more about Agent Orange and Parkinson’s disease, and how it may impact your VA benefits, please contact our VA disability lawyer at 1-844-838-5297. At VA Disability Group, our VA attorneys strive to help you get the benefits you deserve.