Post-war Agent Orange Exposure

Many people know that veterans who handled Agent Orange, or who were on the ground in Vietnam during the war, are automatically eligible for certain benefits under federal Agent Orange legislation.  The government presumes certain conditions, such as prostate cancer, Type II Diabetes, and Parkinson’s disease are related to Agent Orange exposure.  Some people are arguing those presumptions should be extended to those who flew in the post-war planes.  According to the Huffington Post, there are about 1,500 men and women who served aboard planes that were previously deployed in Operation Ranch Hand but that underwent no decontamination, and a new study indicates that samples from those planes revealed exposure levels that exceeded government health guidelines.  Veterans who were exposed to Agent Orange after the war could theoretically be entitled to benefits.  CCK will continue to monitor this story.

Category: Veterans Law