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VA Appeals for Parkinson’s Disease And Agent Orange

This article is about VA Appeals for Parkinson’s Disease-related to agent orange. Parkinson’s Disease is a progressive disorder of the nervous system that affects muscle movement.

Parkinson’s Disease and Agent Orange

If you are a Veteran who developed Parkinson’s disease and you were exposed to Agent Orange or other herbicides during military service, you do not have to prove a connection between your disease and service to be eligible to receive VA health care and disability compensation.

Understanding Parkinson’s Disease

Parkinson’s disease is a degenerative brain disorder that leads to shaking, stiffness, and difficulty with walking, balance, and coordination.
Symptoms can include:

  • tremor, or trembling in hands, arms, legs, jaw, and face
  • rigidity or stiffness of the limbs and trunk
  • slowness of movement
  • impaired balance and coordination

Research on Parkinson’s Disease and Herbicides

The National Academy of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine concluded in its report “Veterans and Agent Orange: Update 2008”, that there is

“suggestive but limited evidence that exposure to Agent Orange and other herbicides used during the Vietnam War is associated with an increased chance of developing Parkinson’s disease.”

As a result, the VA recognized Parkinson’s disease as associated with exposure to Agent Orange. or other herbicides during military service. The VA’s final regulation recognizing this association took effect on October 30, 2010.

Exposed To Herbicides During Your Service?

Have you been diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease but denied your VA benefits?  You have the right to appeal. 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. Helping veterans like you is our passion and commitment. 

As a result of exposure to herbicides during military service, many veterans developed Parkinsons disease. Eventually, they passed on. Leaving behind surviving spouses, dependent children, and dependent parents. Therefore these surviving relations may be eligible for survivors’ benefits.  Call our office today at 800-861-7262 for a free consultation.   Because we are here to help you. If you prefer, use our secure web contact box at the right for a prompt reply.

This article is for educational and marketing purposes only. Consequently, it does not create an attorney-client relationship.


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