Many veterans who were exposed to Agent Orange now have heart disease. Studies overwhelmingly now show Agent Orange linked to heart disease and the VA now offers disability compensation.
If you are a veterans with heart disease, talk to our VA Disability Benefits lawyers for free. We can help you get your claim started or file an appeal. For your free Agent Orange and heart disease claim evaluation, just fill out the free VA claim evaluation form or call toll-free (866) 232-5777.
Studies show Agent Orange linked to heart disease.
The Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences has recently concluded in its report “Veterans and Agent Orange: Update” , 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 ischemic heart disease.”
Agent Orange linked to heart disease in veterans.
Heart disease is a condition on the Agent Orange presumptive list. This means if you have ischemic heart disease and can prove exposure to Agent Orange, you should be entitled to Veterans Disability Benefits. Many studies have shown that Agent Orange is linked to heart disease and the VA has accepted that fact. Conditions that appear on the Agent Orange presumptives covers a very long list of conditions.
If you suspect your heart disease is linked to your Agent Orange exposure, we highly suggest you contact a Veterans Disability Benefits lawyer. You should learn and examine your options as a veteran affected by Agent Orange. Woods & Woods never charges for legal consultations.
Who was exposed to Agent Orange?
According to Department of Veterans Affairs website, Vietnam era veterans with Ischemic heart disease who were exposed to Agent Orange (most who served in Vietnam anytime between 1962 and 1971 were) are eligble to file a claim to receive VA Disability compensation.
But many claims are being denied by the VA, even though data linking heart disease to Agent Orange as well as new exposure information is coming to light all the time. For instance, the U.S. Navy is continually adding more ships to the VA’s Agent Orange exposure list.
There are benefits for veterans that can’t work because of heart disease.
Veterans that can’t work because of their disabilities may be eligible for Agent Orange VA Individual Unemployability benefits from the Veterans Administration. Individual Unemployability benefits pay over $2,900 a month to eligible veterans. Our Agent Orange VA Disability lawyers have handled thousands of Individual Unemployability benefit claims.
A Veterans’ Lawyer can help if you were exposed to Agent Orange and now have heart disease.
If you’ve been potentially exposed to Agent Orange before being diagnosed with Ischemic heart disease and were denied compensation by the VA give Woods and Woods a call at (866) 232-5777. The call is free, the consultation is free and we won’t charge you a cent until we win your case! Have questions about your Agent Orange claim? Talk to an Agent Orange disability benefits attorney and learn about your legal options.