There are certain symptoms of Agent Orange exposure, but there are also specific diseases and disabilities that are presumptive for those who have been exposed to Agent Orange. Veterans seeking benefits for exposure should know which diseases have been officially linked to Agent Orange.
There is an undiagnosed illness associated with Agent Orange that includes symptoms such as:
Additionally, the VA has recognized disabilities and diseases associated with Agent Orange. If a veteran has these specific disabilities, the VA presumes that the veteran should be service connected.
One of the unique characteristics of Agent Orange is that we are continuing to see the development of new diseases related to exposure 40+ years later. This means the VA is constantly redetermining whether new diseases should be added to the list alongside other lingering effects. For example, new research has suggested that the effects of Agent Orange exposure might be passed down to newborn children in the form of birth defects and illness. Having regular checkups and lab work could prevent the development of diseases caused by exposure.
Are you receiving the veterans’ Agent Orange disability compensation you are entitled to receive by law? If you need assistance appealing VA Rating Decisions for mental health conditions or physical disabilities that occurred in service, please contact the Berry Law Firm’s team of experienced attorneys.
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