The new Agent Orange

Agent Orange awareness has started to grow over the last few years, assisting those veterans who have been affected seek out medical benefits and treatment. Those military men and women who are returning from Iraq and Afghanistan may be facing their own form of Agent Orange. Roughly 60,000 troops may be affected by burn pits and the toxic smoke emitted from burning electronics and plastic products. Amie Muller was diagnosed with stage III pancreatic cancer at the age of 36. She worked and lived next to the pits during two deployments to Balad with the Minnesota Air National Guard. She has not been the only veteran who has returned and noticed some form of health issues. President Obama stated that these veterans will not have to wait for this crisis to be acknowledged by the VA  and pushes to have them receive care immediately.

Full article.

More Articles

Federal Court Addresses PTSD Stressors

A recent decision from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit confirms that VA must apply a generous standard when evaluating the lay testimony of veterans suffering from PTSD concerning their combat experiences and PTSD stressors. Sanchez-Navarro v....

Permanent and Total VA Disability Ratings for PTSD

What is Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)? Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a mental health condition that develops in some people who have experienced a shocking, scary, or dangerous event. Symptoms of PTSD usually begin within three months of the...

Depression And Your VA Claim

Depression can negatively affect every aspect of your life: how you feel, think, sleep, function, and interact with others. According to the National Alliance on Mental Health Issues, about 14% of veterans suffer from depression. Depression is one of the most common...

Four Tips On How To Get The Highest PTSD Rating

If you have been fortunate enough to have been granted service connection for PTSD, then you have probably been given a disappointingly low rating.  This is a very common situation so you are not alone. The VA regularly underrates PTSD claims.  In the...


  • Hidden
  • Hidden
  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.