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Diseases Associated with Agent Orange Exposure Symptoms

You could be entitled to veterans' disability if you were injured by Agent Orange exposure. Symptoms of Agent Orange Graves disease can be validated through medical evidence. You should speak with a representative who handles veterans' disability claims if a combat-related illness has resulted in your disability.

An Overview of Agent Orange Exposure and Symptoms

For those who have served in the military, especially veterans of the Vietnam War or Korean War, there may have been exposure to an herbicide known as Agent Orange that was sprayed for strategic purposes.

Unfortunately, the risk of serious illness or injury to people was significant, leading to many deaths and birth defects. Veterans may have experienced Agent Orange exposure, with symptoms pointing to Agent Orange Graves disease or another serious disease commonly associated with exposure.

Agent Orange Graves disease results from an overproduction of hormones in the thyroid, which can lead to additional complications such as heart damage, neurological problems and vision loss.

Diseases Commonly Associated with Agent Orange Exposure

Exposure to Agent Orange has been linked to other diseases, including: 

  • Acute/Subacute Peripheral Neuropathy - affects the nervous system, leading to motor weakness, numbness and tingling;
  • AL Amyloidosis - amyloid proteins are abnormally deposited into tissues or organs (such as heart, liver, kidneys, etc.);
  • Chronic B-Cell Leukemia - affects the body's white blood cells;
  • Diabetes Mellitus - elevated blood sugar levels;
  • Hodgkin's Disease - cancer of the lymph glands;
  • Ischemic Heart Disease - reduction of blood supply to the heart;
  • Multiple Myeloma - cancer of the plasma cells (bone marrow);
  • Non-Hodgkin's Leukemia - cancer of the lymphatic tissue and glands;
  • Parkinson's Disease - disorder that affects muscle movement;
  • Prostate Cancer - cancer of the prostate; and
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma - cancer that affects different body tissues such as connective tissues, muscle, fat and blood vessels. 

Agent Orange exposure also has symptoms linking to cancers affecting the respiratory system such as the larynx, bronchus, lungs and trachea.

When you have been diagnosed with a serious medical condition that is combat-related, then you could be entitled to veterans' disability benefits. It would be beneficial for you to seek legal help in order to learn what your rights are and what you can do to protect them.

You should speak with a Florida veterans' disability representative as soon as possible in order to learn what options are available and if you are entitled to file a claim for disability benefits.

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