Use of Defoliants and the military Defoliants are chemicals used to kill weeds and unwanted plants, typically in agricultural areas, but also as anLearn More
Agent Orange Exposure
According to the VA’s “American Wars Fact Sheet”, the Vietnam War was official from 1964-1975. However, in 1961, a deadly herbicide was developed by the Monsanto Corp earlier than the official start of the war. Its intent was to remove foliage and vegetation but its effects on human troops were unprecedented and utterly devastating. During the Vietnam War, the United States Military utilized almost 20 million gallons of defoliants and herbicides in what was part of Operation Ranch Hand. In the ongoing years, many of our nation’s veterans who served in Vietnam have suffered and are continuing to suffer from serious medical conditions that they were not expecting given their medical and family history. Skin lesions, unexplained cancers, Diabetes Type II, and more. In this section of our blog, you will learn about Agent Orange’s origin, its chemical breakdown, where it was sprayed, and what medical conditions are officially recognized by the VA as being related to Agent Orange exposure. Most importantly, we also discuss which veterans are eligible for these benefits and what you can do as an eligible veteran to get the VA benefits you deserve.
Here are our top 10 Agent Orange blogs:
- Why Was Agent Orange Used? | VA Benefits
- How To Get Agent Orange Benefits!
- Agent Orange Diseases and Symptoms Breakdown
- Second Generation Agent Orange Symptoms!
- VA Claims for Parkinson's Disease and Agent Orange
- 2020 Blue Water Navy Agent Orange Update
- Agent Orange Exposure and C-123 Aircraft
- Agent Orange Back Pay and Effective Dates
- Agent Orange Exposure in Thailand
- What are Defoliants? | VA Disability Benefits
VA Disability Benefits for Chloracne
What is chloracne? Chloracne is an inflammatory skin disease closely associated with exposure to the Agent Orange defoliant used in Vietnam or alongLearn More
2020 Blue Water Navy Agent Orange Update
Blue Water Navy Agent Orange Update In the past year, a lot has changed for U.S. Navy veterans who served during the Vietnam War era and did not goLearn More
VIDEO – How Blue Water Bill Affects Procopio Case
Brian Hill: Hello, I'm Brian Hill here with Carol Ponton, to talk with you today about the Procopio case and how it affects our Blue WaterLearn More
Video – Connecting Bladder Cancer to Your Asbestos Exposure
Matthew Hill: Hello and welcome. I'm Matthew Hill from Hill & Ponton here with Carol Ponton and another Hill & Ponton VA video blog. Today weLearn More
Latest Blue Water Bill Update – July 2019
Published in July 2019 | Updated in January 2020. Nearly fifty years after the end of the Vietnam War, the fight to secure rights for thousands ofLearn More
VA Not Planning to Appeal Blue Water Decision
UPDATE: As of January 2020, Blue Water claims are being processed. List of Navy Ships in Vietnam here! Earlier this week, we heard for the firstLearn More
Video Blog – Blue Water Vets: What does Procopio Case Mean for YOU?
Shannon: Hi, I'm Shannon Brewer, I'm an attorney with Hill and Ponton. Mary: And I'm Mary Klements, a claims advocate for Hill andLearn More
Blue Water Veterans Now Get Agent Orange Rights
UPDATE: As of January 2020, Blue Water claims are being processed. Today, January 29, 2019, the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit released aLearn More
Soft Tissue Sarcoma due to Agent Orange Exposure
The purpose of this blog is to create recognition of a disease called Soft Tissue Sarcoma. Soft tissue sarcoma is a type of cancer that could beLearn More
Peripheral Neuropathy: Not always an Agent Orange issue….
Peripheral neuropathy is an illness often linked to Agent Orange and herbicide exposure. It is associated with pain, burning, and numbness in theLearn More
Diabetes Mellitus Type II due to Agent Orange Exposure
Diabetes Mellitus Type II (DMII) is one of the 41 Agent Orange diseases that the VA has included on its list of presumptive illnesses due to AgentLearn More