CCK Secures Settlement for Veteran Exposed to Agent Orange in Puerto Rico
CCK successfully secured a settlement for a veteran after appealing a Board decision denying him service connection for type II diabetes mellitus. Despite conceding that the Veteran was exposed to Agent Orange while serving in Puerto Rico, the Board remanded the Veteran’s case to obtain a medical opinion on the relationship between the Veteran’s Agent Orange exposure and his diabetes.
CCK argued that the Board erred when it failed to grant presumptive service connection for the Veteran’s diabetes. Because the Board had already conceded exposure to Agent Orange, a medical opinion was not necessary to grant service connection on a presumptive basis. VA agreed to settle the case and granted presumptive service connection for diabetes based on exposure to Agent Orange.
- CCK Secures Remand for Surviving Spouse of Thailand Veteran
- Board Erred in Denying Service Connection for Ischemic Heart Disease Due to Agent Orange Exposure in Korea
- Denial of Service Connection for Hypertension Secondary to Agent Orange Exposure Contained Legal Error
- Board Erred in Denying Service Connection for Diabetes as Due to Agent Orange Exposure
- CCK Secures Service Connection for Retinitis Pigmentosa in CUE Claim Dating Back to 1981
- What Was Agent Orange Used For?
- What Does Agent Orange Do to the Body?
- Does Agent Orange Cause Cancer?
- How Many Vietnam Veterans Have Been Affected by Agent Orange?
- Are Vietnam Veterans the Only Veterans Exposed to Agent Orange?
- The History of Agent Orange
- CCK Court Wins: Agent Orange & Gulf War Illness
- Agent Orange Presumptions
- The Truth About Agent Orange in Thailand During the Vietnam War
- 7 Things Every Veteran Should Know About Agent Orange – Video
Share this Post