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Uncommon Symptoms of Exposure to Agent Orange You Need to Know

As more Vietnam veterans age, the Department of Veterans Affairs is seeing more cases of disability claims related to symptoms of exposure to Agent Orange. For years the signs and symptoms of Agent Orange exposure have been identified and approved for disability ratings. Florida Agent Orange representatives are now helping Vietnam veterans identify whether their disabling conditions are due to exposure to Agent Orange. 

VA-defined Conditions from Signs and Symptoms of Agent Orange

Florida Agent Orange representatives regularly review cases that are approved or denied for disability when a veteran claims Agent Orange exposure. The successful claims are often those that show proof of service in Vietnam between 1962 and 1975 and show evidence that the veteran suffers from a list of service-connected conditions.

The VA-supplied list includes many common conditions related to the symptoms of Agent Orange exposure, such as diabetes mellitus (type 2) and many types of cancers. However, there are many less common disabling health conditions that can be caused by Agent Orange exposure.

Some of the more uncommon conditions connected to Agent Orange include: 

  • AL amyloidosis;
  • Porphyria cutanea tarda;
  • Acute and subacute peripheral neuropathy; and
  • Chloracne or acneform disease. 

There are also several diseases and conditions that usually develop naturally but can manifest due to the symptoms of exposure to Agent Orange. This list includes but is not limited to: 

  • Respiratory cancers;
  • Ischemic heart disease;
  • Parkinson's disease;
  • Non-Hodgkin's lymphoma;
  • Chronic b-cell leukemia;
  • Multiple myeloma;
  • Hodgkin's disease;
  • Prostate cancer; and
  • Graves' disease. 

Qualifying for Disability with Signs and Symptoms of Agent Orange

While diabetes mellitus is one of the most common conditions associated with Agent Orange, the VA recognizes the 13 other conditions listed above as immediate consideration for disability rating. Graves' disease is also being studied by participants at the International Thyroid Congress as a condition commonly caused by Agent Orange exposure.

If you are a Vietnam veteran suffering from symptoms of exposure to Agent Orange, you have the right to seek disability benefits from the Department of Veterans Affairs. Our Florida Agent Orange representatives can help you gather the necessary proof of service and build a case to argue your exposure risk.

Connecting Agent Orange exposure to your disabling condition is often the key to winning your veterans' disability claim. There's no risk in consulting with experienced Florida Agent Orange representatives to discuss your potential for disability approval.

Contacting Florida Agent Orange representatives

Filing for veterans' disability benefits is complicated and time-consuming, but at LaVan & Neidenberg®, our team of disability representatives is ready for the challenge. We like to empower our clients by providing a FREE guide to winning your VA disability claim so you can learn more about the process of filing for veterans' disability benefits.

When you're ready to get started, contact LaVan & Neidenberg® to begin your claim. Our state-of-the-art, customized intake and database system means less hassle, so you can focus on what's most important to you instead of having to spend your days wading through confusing legalese and legal red tape. If you are showing signs and symptoms of Agent Orange exposure, call today -- 1-888-234-5758.