Posted on: April 19, 2015
During the Vietnam War, the United States military sprayed about 19 million gallons of defoliants, such as Agent Orange, to kill brush that could potentially hide enemies. As a result of exposure to these chemicals, many U.S. service members suffered detrimental side effects such as cancer.
While most U.S. military members did not come into direct contact with these dangerous chemicals, research shows that many have been affected by them due to runoff, leakage, and dumping, which caused these harsh substances to flow into rivers and harbors. Additionally, some sources state that Navy ships many have sucked in the seawater to distill it for normal usage, exposing thousands of sailors to the chemicals.
In many cases, the United States Department of Veterans Affairs has denied Agent Orange claims filed by former military members, stating that these veterans did not put “boots on the ground” in Vietnam. Sadly, this caused many veterans to suffer detrimental injuries with no monetary help from the VA.
Recently, bills in the House and Senate have helped veterans gain financial support for any side effects caused by Agent Orange and other chemicals. You can read more about these measures and the stories of real veterans who were exposed to Agent Orange and other chemicals here.
Learn more about whether you may be eligible for benefits based on Agent Orange injuries at the VA Site or by calling us now for a free consultation.
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If you have sustained harmful effects due to harsh chemicals supplied by the U.S. military, our South Carolina veterans disability lawyers at George Sink, P.A. Injury Lawyers can help you pursue the benefits you deserve. When you become our client, we will take the time to understand the various intricacies of your case to formulate the most effect strategies for you.
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