Almost four decades after stopping the wartime spraying of Agent Orange during the Vietnam War, the deadly effects of the chemical can still be felt both in Vietnam, and here in America. During the course of the War in Vietnam, Agent Orange was sprayed on jungles to deprive Vietnamese troops of ground cover. Recently, the U.S. and Vietnam have launched a health panel to look into the lasting effects of Agent Orange.
Since the 1990s, the Department of Veterans Affairs has been linking the deadly herbicide to diseases and disabilities sustained by Vietnam Veterans.
The VA now recognizes the following diseases and disorders as being linked to Agent Orange exposure:
- Cancer of the Bronchus, Larynx, Lungs, Prostate, Trachea, Hodgkins Disease, Multiple Myeloma, Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma.
- Soft Tissue Sarcoma
- Peripheral Neuropathy
- Type 2 Diabetes and many more.
If you are a Veteran of the Vietnam War and you suffer from a chronic disease or disability, you may be entitled to disability compensation. Call the Alabama VA Benefits attorneys of Martinson & Beason to see if they can assist you in receiving your deserved benefits.