Guidelines for Veterans -VA Law – “Agent Orange and Peripheral Neuropathy”
The VA has implemented a new law recognizing early-onset chronic peripheral neuropathy on its list of diseases presumed to be related to Agent Orange (AO) exposure. (Federal Register #19634 – Aug 10, 2012). This means veterans exposed to AO, who can prove they were on the ground in Vietnam or Korea, who had symptoms at least 10% disabling as defined by the VA, within one year after exposure, would be approved for service connected compensation and treatment without having to prove the connection between Agent Orange and Chronic Neuropathy. However, the early on-set requirement at a 10% disability level within one year following exposure is a bogus requirement in the new VA law, as medical science did not have the means to diagnose or recognize the symptoms of neuropathy in those decades, during or following the war. … READ MORE
Veterans and Agent Orange
Note #1: A principle to remember: Lack of proof of a connection between a medical condition and a cause in medicine, is never proof that there is no connection. This is where the legal principle of reasonable doubt and the recognized principle of high probability enter the equation.
Lesson Learned: Never give up the ship or the fight!
Note #2: A principle to remember: “If you ask three neurologists one question about neuropathy, you will get twelve answers.”
Lesson Learned: If you are an intelligent person, do not try to make sense out of all you are told by several doctors.
Help in Filing Affidavits
In the event you do not qualify on a presumptive basis and file for compensation on a direct basis, the following information in this booklet may be very helpful. For help with filing affidavits and dealing with the VA download the booklet A Guide to Successful Legal Cases and Affidavits Used by Veterns….(right click on link and choose “save target as”) which will show you samples of affidavits and the logic used in court hearings by the VA resulting in approval of the connection between Agent Orange exposure and a Chronic Peripheral Neuropathy.
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