Columbus Agent Orange Attorney
The chemicals used by the U.S. military to remove foliage or accomplish other tasks, such as Agent Orange in Vietnam, have been found to have many adverse side effects on those who were exposed to them. Service members who worked with or were in proximity to the chemicals, which are also known as the Rainbow Herbicides (Agent Orange, Blue, White, etc.), may be entitled to veterans disability benefits. Obtaining these benefits is not easy, though, as you must fill out many different forms, provide significant amounts of medical documentation and understand the complex VA benefits process.
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To give your claim a stronger chance of success, contact the law firm of Manring & Farrell. We have helped veterans throughout Ohio receive the benefits they need to address their disabilities. With more than 20 years of experience advocating for disabled clients, our well-honed legal skills are exactly what you need when working with the VA. We are equipped to assist in cases such as those involving:
- Ischemic heart disease
- Lung cancer
- Type II diabetes
- Hodgkin’s lymphoma
- Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma
- Parkinson’s disease
- Prostate cancer
Although Agent Orange is often the most talked about of the herbicides used by the military, the other types of chemicals were equally likely to cause disability. This includes the other Rainbow Herbicides, known as Agent Pink, Agent Green, Agent Blue, Agent Purple and Agent White. Veterans who have been disabled due to herbicides and chemical defoliants that were used by the military but were not a part of the Rainbow Herbicide family may also be eligible for disability benefits.
Serving Victims Of Herbicide Exposure In Columbus And Across Ohio
Establishing a causal link between herbicides and your disability can be difficult depending on where you were stationed. For example, those who had their boots on the ground in Vietnam are presumed to have been exposed to these herbicides, but those who served in nearby locations such as Thailand are not.
Claims by veterans in these other locations are assessed based on where they were situated in relation to the base. Those who were guards on the perimeter or other similar situations where the herbicides would be nearby, such as an airplane mechanic working close to the perimeter, are more likely to succeed than those who were in brown water or blue water roles.
For more information, visit our Veterans Compensation FAQ page.
Powerful Advocates Fighting For Veterans Throughout Ohio
At Manring & Farrell, we do not think your well-being and whether or not you get benefits should come down to word games and arbitrary rules regarding qualification. Our Columbus Agent Orange attorneys fight for you so that you can obtain the benefits you were promised when you signed up to serve our country. When you need a trusted adviser and a powerful advocate, we are here for you. Contact us online or call 614-678-7199 to schedule a free initial consultation.