Veterans Agent Orange Attorneys
Protecting the Rights of Veterans
Agent Orange is an herbicide that was used by the U.S. military to clear leaves and vegetation for military purposes during the Vietnam War. While the herbicide is primarily associated with Vietnam, it was stored, tested, and used in many other locations, including (but not limited to):
- U.S. bases, including Fort Knox, Fort Ritchie, Fort Meade, Fort Chafee, Bushnell Army Air Field, Avon Air Force Base, Eglin Air Force Base, Fort Gordon, Jefferson Proving Ground
If you were exposed to Agent Orange and are experiencing health issues, you may be eligible to receive VA disability benefits because of the dangerous effects Agent Orange can have on those exposed. If you have filed a claim for VA benefits due to Agent Orange exposure and you have been denied, consult with our experienced and trusted attorneys regarding an appeal.
At West & Dunn, our attorneys are proud advocates for veterans, and we are equipped to help veterans and their families file disability benefit requests and assist with claims or appeals throughout the entire process. We serve clients in Wisconsin and nationwide, and we are dedicated to providing clients with the high-quality legal services they deserve.
If you need help appealing a VA denial involving agent orange, do not hesitate to reach out to our team online or by calling (608) 490-9449. Initial case reviews are free.
Blue Water Navy Veterans are veterans who served on sea ships off the shore of Vietnam during the war. Previously, VA did not recognize veterans who served offshore during the Vietnam war as having been exposed to Agent Orange. However, veterans that served within 12 nautical miles of the shores of Vietnam could also have been affected by Agent Orange (Public Law 116-23).
Our attorneys can help you fight for your right to receive compensation if you are suffering from Agent Orange-related health issues as a Blue Water Navy Veteran.
Compensation for Agent Orange
If it is established that you have an illness caused by exposure to Agent Orange and that you served in a location that led to your exposure, you may be eligible for disability compensation, which is a monthly payment. The amount of compensation you receive is dependent on your disability rating. Additional payments are available for dependents for veterans rated at 30 percent or more disabled.
It is important to note that a veteran’s surviving spouse, dependent children, and dependent parents may be eligible to receive survivor’s benefits if the veteran died because of illness or complications related to Agent Orange exposure. If you have been denied service-connected death benefits, consult with an attorney to discuss the options for appeal.
Get Legal Help
The legal team at West & Dunn is committed to fighting for your right to disability compensation because of Agent Orange-related health concerns. We are equipped to help veterans and their families with legal matters, including:
- Appealing a denial of your claim
- Appealing an evaluation assigned for your disability or disabilities
To discuss your legal options with a member of our team, contact us online or at (608) 490-9449.
Agent Orange Illnesses
VA has recognized the following conditions as presumptively related to Agent Orange exposure:
- AL Amyloidosis
- Bladder cancer
- Chronic B-Cell Leukemia
- Hodgkin’s disease
- Ischemic heart disease
- Multiple myeloma
- Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma
- Parkinson’s disease
- Peripheral neuropathy
- Porphyria cutanea tarda
- Prostate cancer
- Respiratory cancers
- Soft tissue sarcomas
- Type 2 Diabetes mellitus
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