The Agent Orange Act

The Agent Orange Act

The Agent Orange Act of 1991

H.R.556 – Agent Orange Act of 1991

102nd Congress (1991-1992)

To provide for the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to obtain independent scientific review of the available scientific evidence regarding associations between diseases and exposure to dioxin and other chemical compounds in herbicides, and for other purposes.

During the Vietnam War, the U.S. Armed Forces used a variety of chemical defoliants to clear dense jungle land. They stored the chemicals in striped-orange colored barrels. Thus the name Agent Orange. The most common form of herbicide used contained a dioxin byproduct. many members of the United States military personnel later found the exposure had disastrous effects on their health. Many Vietnam-era veterans claimed that their exposure to Agent Orange caused them to contract several diseases.  And additionally caused certain disabilities, including birth defects in their children, and now their grandchildren.

Direct U.S. military involvement in Vietnam ended in 1973. According to a November 2014 report from the Congressional Research Service, the VA began receiving claims related to Vietnam Agent Orange exposure in 1977.

The Agent Orange Act of 1991 confirmed that certain diseases are tied to the chemical exposure used in Vietnam. The Act said that exposure would be presumed to be related to a vet’s military service.  And also would make the vet eligible for benefits. The list has grown over time and now includes various cancers, diabetes, Parkinson’s Disease, peripheral neuropathy and heart disease, among others.

Exposed To Agent Orange?

If you a Veteran suffering from the effects of exposure to Agent Orange you may be eligible for veterans disability benefits, health care benefits, and a free health exam (the Agent Orange Registry Health Exam).

Cameron Firm PC has certified Veteran Appeals Lawyers on staff who will fight with you to secure the benefits you deserve. We understand the sacrifices you have made. So if you have been denied your benefits call a Veteran Appeal Lawyer today at 800-861-7262. Because we are here to help you secure the benefits you deserve.

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