As the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) maintains a presumptive illness list upon, which Vietnam veterans can base their disability claims. According to an article in The Daily American, children of Vietnam veterans can also become infected by the dioxin found in Agent Orange.
Dioxin was the key ingredient used in Agent Orange, and has been “termed as second only to radiation exposure to nuclear weapons and nuclear fueled electrical energy generation plants.” Children of Vietnam veterans can have multiple diseases and/or illnesses passed on to them through their parents exposure to Agent Orange, such as:
Now that the second generation of people has been diagnosed with exposure to Agent Orange, people are concerned that it may be possible that the third generation can also be affected. Legislators are being pushed to make health care benefits available to children and grandchildren who have been victimized by Agent Orange.
Thousands of veterans with disabilities have filed for, or are currently receiving, disability compensation related to their exposure to Agent Orange. If you believe you aren’t receiving your rightful benefits, you should seek legal counsel.
If you are a disabled veteran who has been denied disability compensation or have not yet applied for benefits from the VA, a South Florida disability attorney from LaVan & Neidenberg is ready to help. To learn if you are entitled to certain programs and benefits contact our veterans disability rights firm today – 1-888-234-5758.
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