Agent Orange Claims
Agent Orange has been linked to more than a dozen serious illnesses, but many military veterans do not know that their disease was likely caused by Agent Orange.
According to the federal government, Veterans are presumed to have been exposed to Agent Orange or other herbicides if they had “boots on the ground” in:
- Vietnam: From January 9, 1962 to May 7, 1975
- Korean Demilitarized Zone (DMZ): Between April 1, 1968 and August 31, 1971 AND you have a disease the VA recognizes as being associated with Agent Orange exposure (such as those on the list below)
If you are a Vietnam Era veteran who fits either of these criteria, were honorably discharged and developed one of the diseases listed below, you may be eligible for VA benefits. However, you must still complete the appropriate forms and navigate the complex Veterans’ benefits system, so you should have the help of a trusted advocate to help you get the benefits you need.
If you need help appealing an Agent Orange claim denial or believe your awarded compensation rate is erroneously low, contact Martin Law for a free consultation with a skilled lawyer. Call 215.587.8400 for help with your claim. You may also contact us online.
List of Agent Orange Presumptive Conditions
The VA has recognized the following illnesses to be presumptively caused by Agent Orange or another herbicide during qualified military service:
- AL amyloidosis
- Chronic B-cell leukemia (hairy cell)
- Chloracne (or similar acneform disease)
- Diabetes mellitus type 2
- Hodgkin’s disease
- Ischemic heart disease
- Multiple myeloma
- Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma
- Parkinson’s disease
- Peripheral neuropathy, early onset
- Porphyria cutanea tarda
- Prostate cancer
- Respiratory cancers (including lung cancer)
- Soft tissue sarcomas (excluding osteosarcoma, chondrosarcoma, Kaposi’s sarcoma or mesothelioma)
If you have one of these conditions and served for at least one day in Vietnam or Korean DMZ during the timelines outlined above, followed by an honorable discharge, then your illness was presumptively caused by Agent Orange or a similar herbicide.
Agent Orange Lawyers Who Stand With You
At the Pennsylvania law firm of Martin Law, we are proud of the work we do for veterans who need benefits help. The Department of Veterans Affairs has certified attorneys Frank J. Udinson, Joseph Huttemann, and Mary LeMieux-Fillery as a veterans benefits specialists.
If you need help with the appeals process of an Agent Orange or Gulf War syndrome claim, we will leverage our expertise to get you the best possible outcome.
For a free initial consultation with an Agent Orange appeals attorney, call Martin Law at 215.587.8400. You may also contact us online.