VA Appeals For Chronic B-cell Leukemias

VA Appeals For Chronic B-cell Leukemias

VA Appeals For Chronic B-cell Leukemias And Agent Orange

Learn more about VA Appeals For Chronic B-cell Leukemias related to Agent Orange here. Many veterans developed chronic B-cell leukemias after exposure to Agent Orange and other herbicides during military service. These veterans are eligible to receive VA Benefits. Additionally these veterans do not have to prove a connection between this disease and their service.

Leukemia is a cancer of the blood cells. B-cells are a specific type of lymph cell that affect a body’s immune system. There are two types of B-cell leukemia: prolymphocytic leukemia (PLL) and hairy cell leukemia (HCL).

Chronic lymphocytic leukemia is the most common form of leukemia. The production of an excessive number of white blood cells identifies Chronic lymphocytic leukemia.

Common leukemia symptoms are persistent fatigue, weakness, and frequent infections. As well as weight loss without trying. Also swollen lymph nodes, enlarged liver or spleen; easy bleeding or bruising; tiny red spots in the skin (petechiae); and bone pain or tenderness.

Research on B-cell leukemias and herbicides

The VA has henceforth reported:

The Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences focused on chronic lymphocytic leukemia in its report “Veterans and Agent Orange: Update 2002” and concluded that there is sufficient evidence of an association between exposure to herbicides and chronic lymphocytic leukemia. In 2003, VA recognized chronic lymphocytic leukemia as related to exposure to Agent Orange or other herbicides during military service.

The Institute of Medicine concluded in its report “Veterans and Agent Orange: Update 2008” released July 24, 2009, that there is sufficient evidence of an association between exposure to Agent Orange and chronic lymphocytic leukemia. Including hairy cell leukemia and other chronic B-cell leukemias. As a result, VA expanded chronic lymphocytic leukemia to include all chronic B-cell leukemias. As related to exposure to Agent Orange or other herbicides during military service. VA’s final regulation recognizing this association took effect on October 30, 2010.

Were you denied your VA benefits for chronic B-cell leukemias?

To be eligible for disability compensation and health care Veterans with chronic B-cell leukemias veterans must have been exposed to Agent Orange during service. Additionally, veterans may be eligible for a free Agent Orange registry health exam.

Veterans eligible for the exam served in Vietnam, the Korean Peninsula and in any area sprayed with Agent Orange. If you were denied these benefits we will help you with your appeal. We are here to help you secure all the benefits you deserve.

Surviving spouses, dependent children and dependent parents of Veterans who were exposed to herbicides during military service and died as the result of chronic B-cell leukemias may be eligible for survivors’ benefits.

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, please call our office at 877-603-8473 for a free consultation concerning your appeal.  Because we are here to help you.

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