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Las Vegas, NV (Law Firm Newswire) January 23, 2023 – Take a MOTORCYCLE TRIP Against Service Related Cancer on May 13, 2023 This change the law charity event is not just for motorcycle riders. This is for the entire family, local community leaders, and local businesses. The topics are motorcycle rider safety and helping military vets with cancer and other service-related illnesses. A primary goal is to get legal protections for surviving families and their spouses in the CA court system. The rumbling of motorcycles and a ride with fellow vets in the San Bernardino Mountains is about as legit […]


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Tampa, FL (Law Firm Newswire) October 31, 2022 – Agent Orange is one of the most well-known toxic herbicides used during the Vietnam War to clear dense foliage and destroy enemy food sources. These herbicides contained dioxins later linked to various illnesses and conditions such as congenital disabilities, cancer, and diabetes. In response to these medical conditions, the VA developed a list of conditions linked to Agent Orange exposure for the purpose of establishing eligibility for VA service-connected benefits. Veterans may establish eligibility if they meet the VA’s criteria for service-connected benefits. The VA presumes eligibility based on when and […]


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Northville, MI (Law Firm Newswire) February 7, 2017 – The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) must tackle a long list of decisions about the effects of Agent Orange and veterans’ eligibility for benefits. A key issue is whether the department will add new conditions to its list of diseases and health problems presumed to be linked to the pesticide. Agent Orange was sprayed to destroy vegetation used as cover by Vietnamese troops during the Vietnam War. ProPublica and The Virginian-Pilot have joined forces to investigate the toxic chemical’s effects on Vietnam veterans and their families, as well as their struggles […]


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Northville, MI (Law Firm Newswire) February 24, 2015 – A new study by the Institute of Medicine found that veterans who worked on aircraft contaminated by Agent Orange after the Vietnam War were exposed to potentially hazardous levels of the chemical, which is known to have long-term health effects. The findings come in contrast to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs’ (VA) long-time position that it is unlikely that veterans were harmed by postwar exposure to the herbicide. “Unfortunately, many veterans who were harmed by Agent Orange continue to face difficulties in getting compensation for their injuries,” said Jim Fausone, […]


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Northville, MI (Law Firm Newswire) September 18, 2013 – In an address to disabled veterans, President Obama announced that the backlog of disability claims was shrinking. At the Disabled American Veterans annual meeting earlier this year, Obama stated that the backlog of disability benefits claims had shrunk by as much as 20 percent in the past five months. But, he conceded, a new wave of claims was coming into the Veterans Administration. Some of those claims are from service members who served in Vietnam and are looking for care for ailments they believe stemmed from their decades-past exposure to Agent […]


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A recent U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims case pushed Vietnam-era Agent Orange exposure back into the news, and may slow down the already sluggish Veteran’s Affairs claims process. Northville, MI (Law Firm Newswire) December 28, 2010 – At the end of August, the VA added ischemic heart disease, Parkinson’s disease and B-cell leukemia to the list of diseases connected to Agent Orange exposure during the Vietnam War. The VA announced that sufferers of those diseases may now be eligible for additional benefits because of their exposure. More than 163,000 veterans or survivors of veterans have a pending claim […]


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