Even If You Were In The Navy: Agent Orange Exposure Can Result In Devastating Conditions

Agent Orange exposure can result in devastating conditions and life-threatening diseases. Many people automatically assume that Vietnam veterans were the only members of the armed forces to face exposure. Contact Daisley Law Offices, P.C., to learn more about your legal options to receive Agent Orange benefits.

Blue Water Veterans And Agent Orange Exposure

In the past, the Department of Veterans Affairs claimed that Navy personnel had not been exposed to Agent Orange as there were no "boots on the ground." This is a specious argument when you consider the fact that many Navy ships anchored and sailors went ashore throughout Southeast Asia. Additionally, the claim that Navy personnel were out in the "blue water" and thus not exposed is incorrect. Many ships conducted operations by using Vietnam's inland waterways.

Non-Vietnam Agent Orange Exposure

While Agent Orange's military application in Vietnam is well-documented, the active herbicide was used in numerous other areas during that time. While the VA has not historically recognized non-Vietnam locations when considering Agent Orange exposure, this stance has started to change in recent years. Currently, the VA recognizes that herbicides were used in the fenced-in perimeters of areas, including:

  • Korean demilitarized zone (DMZ)
  • Royal Thai Air Force (RTAF) bases
    • U-Tapao
    • Ubon
    • Nakhon Phanom
    • Udorn
    • Takhli
    • Korat
    • Don Muang

If you were stationed in any of the above areas or you are concerned about your possible exposure to herbicides, it is crucial to consult with a skilled attorney. Our lawyer understands the complex process of applying for or appealing VA benefits. Contact us today.

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