VA Compensation Appeals for Chloracne — Everything You Need To Know
Exposure to Agent Orange can cause chloracne. Veterans who were exposed to herbicides, such as Agent Orange, during military service have an increased risk of developing chloracne and other skin disorders.
Veterans diagnosed with a condition believed to be linked to Agent Orange exposure may be entitled to compensation. Call (888) 392-5392 to learn more.
How Agent Orange Exposure Can Cause Chloracne
Agent Orange contains the chemical dioxin, a proven carcinogen that carries both immediate and long-term health consequences. The U.S. military used Agent Orange as a means of exposing enemy fighters by stripping trees of their foliage. Not only was it effective at exposing enemy fighters, but it was equally effective at causing medical conditions in thousands of veterans.
Particularly disturbing is the fact that dioxin, which takes decades to break down, is still being found in Vietnam’s soil and is still affecting veterans today. If you believe you have chloracne or another disorder related to Agent Orange exposure, contact a veterans’ disability lawyer today.
Veterans Exposed to Agent Orange
Not all veterans were exposed to Agent Orange. This deadly herbicide was used in specific parts of the world and at specific times. Veterans likely exposed to Agent Orange include those who:
- Served in Vietnam from January 9, 1962, to May 7, 1975
- Served in or near the Korean Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) from April 1, 1968, to August 31, 1971
- Were stationed at a U.S. military base in Thailand or Royal Thai Air Force Bases from February 28, 1961, to May 7, 1975, and served at or near the base perimeter
- Served on ships off the coast of Vietnam (not more than 12 nautical miles seaward from the demarcation line of the waters of Vietnam and Cambodia) or on the inland waterways of Vietnam between January 9, 1962, to May 7, 1975
- Meet the requirements for exposure from C-123 aircraft that had traces of Agent Orange
- Served on bases used to store or test Agent Orange
Due to the specificity of these places and dates, a VA disability lawyer may be able to assist you with establishing your exposure to Agent Orange.
Getting Disability Benefits for Chloracne Caused by Exposure to Agent Orange
Getting disability benefits for conditions caused by Agent Orange exposure is unique because VA presumes a service connection if you have specific conditions and your exposure is established. This, in turn, makes the disability appeals process slightly different. Service-connected presumption essentially removes the requirement to prove that a specific event caused your condition. To obtain benefits, you must submit medical and service records.
Certain benefits are also available to children of Vietnam War veterans who are born with certain birth defects related to Agent Orange exposure. Call (888) 392-5392 to get help from a VA disability lawyer today.
Other Conditions That May Be Caused by Exposure to Agent Orange
Sadly, chloracne and other skin conditions are far from the only medical conditions linked to Agent Orange exposure. If you believe you suffer from another related condition, you may be able to obtain compensation for your injuries or illness. Some other conditions linked to Agent Orange exposure include:
- Prostate Cancer
- Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma
- Hodgkin’s Disease
- Chronic B-cell Leukemia
- Multiple Myeloma
- Respiratory cancers of the lung, larynx, bronchus, and trachea
- Parkinson’s Disease
- Early-onset Peripheral Neuropathy
- Soft Tissue Sarcomas
- AL Amyloidosis
- Diabetes Mellitus Type 2
- Porphyria Cutanea Tarda
- Ischemic Heart Disease
Get Help from a Veterans’ Disability Lawyer Today: (888) 392-5392
If you have chloracne or other skin disorders due to Agent Orange exposure, you deserve compensation for your injuries. Getting the compensation you need can be a daunting task, and VA initially denies many of the claims it receives.
If VA denied your claim or approved it with a lower than expected disability rating, it is your right to appeal the decision. A VA disability lawyer can help you navigate this complex process.
Call (888) 392-5392 for VA disability legal help. Do not wait, get the help you need today.