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If you or your spouse served in the Vietnam War and you believe you were exposed to the Agent Orange defoliation chemical, the effects of that exposure can last decades.

You could still be struggling with illnesses today caused by Agent Orange back then.

Your country owes you.

Veterans’ disability benefits provide the medical treatment, monetary compensation, and employment rehabilitation you need to protect your dignity and independence.

But too often, the US Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) gives you a disability rating that falls short.

The attorneys at Horenstein, Nicholson & Blumenthal can help you gather the medical evidence you need to show how serious your condition is, get a previously denied claim approved, or appeal for a higher disability rating and compensation that’s fair.

We work hard so our Ohio clients will say “Helping me, that’s HNB.”

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How Do I Prove Agent Orange Exposure?

Any veterans’ disability claim requires you to prove your medical condition was connected to your service.

But the VA makes it easier for some veterans who served in Vietnam, declaring without further questioning that several illnesses were caused by Agent Orange:

  • Chronic B-cell leukemia
  • Hodgkin’s disease
  • Multiple myeloma (plasma cell cancer)
  • Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma
  • Prostate cancer
  • Respiratory cancers (including lung, larynx, trachea and bronchus)
  • Soft tissue sarcomas (cancers in muscles, fat, blood, lymphatic vessels and connective tissues)
  • AL amyloidosis (organ damage caused by buildup of an abnormal protein)
  • Cholracne (a skin condition occurring soon after contact with herbicides)
  • Diabetes mellitus, type 2
  • Ischemic heart disease (lack of blood and oxygen to the heart)
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Peripheral neuropathy, early onset (nervous system disorder causing numbness, tingling and weakness)
  • Porphyria cutanea tarda (a rare liver disease)

If you have a different illness—not on this list—that you believe started with Agent Orange, you could still receive veterans’ disability benefits.

In that case, you’ll need to provide medical evidence showing that your condition was likely caused or aggravated by the chemical.

Your children could also qualify for Agent Orange veterans’ disability benefits if they have spina bifida or other birth defects linked to the herbicide.

You can get started figuring out if you have a disability claim by getting the Agent Orange exposure lawyers at HNB Law to evaluate your case FOR FREE.

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A man talks to a doctor. Let the Agent Orange exposure lawyers at Horenstein, Nicholson & Blumenthal show the VA how your medical condition was caused by the toxin.

Let the Agent Orange exposure lawyers at Horenstein, Nicholson & Blumenthal show the VA how your medical condition was caused by the toxin.

Which Veterans Qualify for Benefits Because of Agent Orange?

To connect your illness to your service, you’ll need to document when and where you served.

The VA lists most qualifying Agent Orange exposures as taking place between January 9, 1962, and May 7, 1975, in these locations:

  • Vietnam
  • Korea
  • Areas just outside Vietnam and Korea
  • On ships on waterways in Vietnam
  • On ships in “blue water” around Vietnam
  • C-123 airplanes in Vietnam or anywhere else
  • Thailand military bases

You could also qualify if you visited Agent Orange testing and storage sites outside Vietnam from 1944 to a closing date yet to be decided.

If you were exposed to Agent Orange and you still live with the consequences, our law firm wants to help you maximize the financial support available to you.

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A man in a Vietnam veteran baseball cap puts his arm around another military veteran near a waterfront. Horenstein, Nicholson & Blumenthal lawyers can help you determine if your military service qualified you for Agent Orange exposure compensation.

Horenstein, Nicholson & Blumenthal lawyers can help you determine if your military service qualified you for Agent Orange exposure compensation.