Agent Orange is a highly toxic herbicide, which uses dioxin, that was used in massive quantities throughout the Vietnam War. During the Vietnam era , the United States military used Agent Orange to destroy enemy crops. However, there were a wide variety of unforeseen effects of the herbicide exposure on…

Parkinson’s disease is a very serious progressive brain disorder, meaning it gradually gets worse over time. According to Mayo Clinic, a nonprofit medical center, typical symptoms associated with the disease include tremors, slowed movement, rigid muscles, balance problems, loss of automatic movements, speech changes, and writing changes. Anybody who has…

Two research studies that would affect over 190,000 Veterans have been delayed even further due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Vietnam Era Health Retrospective Observational Study and the Vietnam Era Mortality Study which look to add bladder cancer, hypothyroidism or hypertension, and parkinsonism to the list of presumptive conditions for…

Blue Water Navy Veterans rejoice. The Procopio v. Wilkie case was heard at the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit by a full panel of judges (en banc) and that means it has precedential effect (it can be used as law and binding on future issues). The…

Vietnam The Agent Orange Act states if a service member set foot in the Republic of Vietnam during the war, there is the possibility that they were exposed to herbicide agents.  This means the Veteran may be presumptively service connected for several disabilities such as Type II diabetes, ischemic heart…