VA Disability Benefits Offered to Veterans Exposed to Agent Orange
July 14th, 2015|
A large number of Air Force reservists were exposed to the toxic defoliant known as Agent Orange during Vietnam War era. For decades, many of those individuals have been fighting to get the veterans’ disability benefits they need. The Birmingham veterans disability lawyers at Norris Injury Lawyers explain that battle will be over soon though, as the U.S. government has announced they will be offering benefits to certain soldiers exposed to Agent Orange.
An article from U.S. News & World Report says that between 1969-1986, more than 2,100 Air Force reservists working aboard C-123 aircraft were exposed to unspecified amounts of Agent Orange. The federal government had denied the exposure for decades, but recently agreed as much as $47.5 million in benefits to these vets over the next ten years.
Exposure to Agent Orange has been linked to numerous health conditions, including certain cancers, respiratory conditions, and diabetes.
Veterans exposed to Agent Orange are encouraged to file for benefits as soon as possible. If you’re having trouble getting your veterans disability benefits, our Birmingham personal injury lawyers may be able to help. Give us a call at (800) 477-7510 for a free initial consultation.