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Agent Orange Lawsuits:

Although the Vietnam war is over, the lasting affects of chemicals used during the war continue. If you or a loved one is a Vietnam Veteran who was exposed to Agent Orange during duty, you may be eligible for financial compensation even if your claim has been denied by the Department of Veteran’s Affairs (VA). There is a long list of illness’ connected with Agent Orange, a herbicide used during the Vietnam War. Southeast Asia was not the only place this chemical was used. Below you will find a complete list of locations that Agent Orange was used and came into contact with our servicemen and women. Vets who have been diagnosed with ischemic heart disease, chronic lymphotic leukemia, chronic B-cell Leukemia, hairy cell leukemia, Parkinson’s disease and other illnesses may have been caused by Agent Orange. We are available to help their families seek and recover compensation for their suffering.

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Agent Orange

List of Acknowledged Sprayed Locations Both in U.S. and Overseas:

Cambodia: Southeastern part of Kompong Cham Province and Dar and Prek Clong plantations, 6/1969

Canada: Base Gagetown near Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada, between 6/20/1967-6/24/1967

India: Kumbla, between 1945 and 1946

Korea: 3rd Brigade, 2nd Division area, between 7/23/1968 and 7/24/1968

Korea: 2nd and 4th Brigades, 2nd Division area, 8/1968

Korea: 3rd Brigade, 2nd Division area, 10/3/1968

Laos: Laos, 12/1965 – 1967

Puerto Rico: Las Mesas and La Jagua experimental areas at Mayaguez, Puerto Rico, 2/1956 – 6/1956

Puerto Rico: Guanica and Joyuda, 6/1956 – 9/1956

Puerto Rico: Las Mesas and La Jagua, Mayaguez, Joyuda at Cabo Rojo, and Guanica Insular Forest at Guanica, 9/1956-121956

Puerto Rico: Las Mesas and La Jagua, Mayaguez, Guanica Beach, 1/1957 – 3/1957

Puerto Rico: Las Mesas and La Jagua, Mayaguez, Guanica Beach, 4/1957 – 6/1957

Puerto Rico: Las Mesas and La Jagua, Mayaguez, 7/1957 – 12/1957

Puerto Rico:  Loquillo, 4/1966, 10/1966

Puerto Rico: Las Marias, 2/1967 – 12/1967

Puerto Rico:  Near Rio Grande, on the northeast coast of Puerto Rico, 8/23/1967, 10/18/1967, 12/21/1967-12/26/1967

Puerto Rico: Las Mesas Cerros, 5/24/1968, 5/26/1968, 5/27/1968

At Sea: Operation PACER HO, near Gulfport, MS , summer 1977

Thailand:  Replacement Training Center of the Royal Thai Army near Pranburi, 1964 ,1965

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Agent Orange

United States

Arizona: Pinal Mountains near Globe, 1965, 1966, 1968, and 1969

Arkansas: Fort Chaffee, 5/16/1967 – 5/18/1967, 7/22/1967 – 7/23/1967, 8/23/1967 – 8/24/1967

California: Brawley, 1950-51

Florida: Orlando and Cocoa, 1944

Florida: Near Lake George, Spring 1944

Florida:  Orlando, FL at Army Grove Air Force’s Tactical Center 3/14/1944, 4/12/1944

Florida: Marathon, 3/21/1944 – 3/23/1944

Florida: Bushnell Army Air Field, 2/1945-4/1945

Florida: Avon Air Force Base, FL 2/1951 – 4/1951, Spring 1954

Florida:  Englin Air Force Base, 11/1952 – 12/1952, 6/11/1968-9/12/1968, or the C-52A test area, 1962-70

Florida: Jacksonville, FL 7/18/1962 – 7/21/1962

Florida: Apalachicola National Forest near Sophoppy, 5/3/1967 – 5/8/1967

Georgia:  ( ) Fort Gordon, 7/15/1967 – 7/17/1967

Hawaii: Hilo, 12/1966

Hawaii: State Forest area, 3500 ft.elevation on slope of Mauna Loa near Hilo, HI, 12/2/1966, 12/4/1966,1/12/1967

Hawaii: Kauai, 1967

Hawaii: Kauai Branch Station near Kapaa, Kawai, 6/1967, 10/1967, 12/1967, 2/1968

Indiana: Vigo Plant CWS, Terre Haute 5/1945 – 9/1945

Indiana: Jefferson Proving Grounds, Madison, Summer 1945

North Dakota: Hays, KS; Langdon, ND, 1960

Kentucky: Fort Knox 1945

Maryland: Camp Detrick – Fields A, B, and C, 1946-47, or Fields C, D, and E, 1948, 1949

Maryland: Camp Detrick – Fields A, B, D, and E 1950 or Field F 1950-51

Maryland: Camp Detrick – Area B, Spring/Summer 1953

Maryland: Fort Detrick; Fort Ritchie, MD 1956-57

Maryland: Fort Detrick 8/1961 – 6/1963

Maryland: Fort Ritchie 1963

Maryland: Fort Meade 1963

Maryland: Poole’s Island, Aberdeen Proving Ground 7/14/1969

Mississippi: Near Wayside, Wilcox Road, Greenville, 9/19/1967

Mississippi:  Fulcher Ranch, Greenville, 4/15/1968

Mississippi: Gulfport, 1968-70

Montana:  Galatin Valley near Bozeman 7/3/1953, 7/6/1953, 7/14/1953

New York: Fort Drum, 1959

Pennsylvania: Stone Valley Experimental Forest in Huntington County and near State College in

Centre County 3/1969 – 10/1970

Rhode Island: Kingston, 7/26/1949, 1950-51

Texas: Beaumont, 6/1944 or 1950-51

Texas: Weslaco, 5/1967 – 1/1969

Utah: Granite Peak Summer 1945

Washington: Prosser 1950-51

Wisconsin: Marinette 5/1967 – 1/1969

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US Marine

You May Qualify For an Agent Orange Lawsuit Even if Your Claim was Denied:

Even if your claim has been denied, you may eligible for benefits through the Nehmer v. U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs class action ruling. A group of Vietnam Vets filed a class action lawsuit against the VA in 1986 over improper Agent Orange claims denials. The U.S. District Court ruled in favor of the Class and has since awarded retro-active benefits for those who were already denied.

Who is Eligible to File an Agent Orange Lawsuit?

Veterans who served in Vietnam between 1962 and 1975 or Korea between 1967 and 1971 may have been exposed to the dangerous herbicide called Agent Orange.

  1. Veteran has to have received a denial from the VA and the Decision has to have been within one year of the date the intake is completed, or a Notice of Disagreement has to have been filed.
  2. There has to have been exposure either by having served in Vietnam or Thailand during the Vietnam era.
  3. There has to be a disability(ies) as a result of this exposer.
  4. The following are the presumptive disabilities as a direct result of Agent Orange exposure.
  • AL Amyloidosis
    A rare disease caused when an abnormal protein, amyloid, enters tissues or organs
  • Chronic B-cell Leukemias
    A type of cancer which affects white blood cells
  • Chloracne (or similar acneform disease)
    A skin condition that occurs soon after exposure to chemicals and looks like common forms of acne seen in teenagers. Under VA’s rating regulations, it must be at least 10 percent disabling within one year of exposure to herbicides.
  • Diabetes Mellitus Type 2
    A disease characterized by high blood sugar levels resulting from the body’s inability to respond properly to the hormone insulin
  • Hodgkin’s Disease
    A malignant lymphoma (cancer) characterized by progressive enlargement of the lymph nodes, liver, and spleen, and by progressive anemia
  • Ischemic Heart Disease
    A disease characterized by a reduced supply of blood to the heart, that leads to chest pain
  • Multiple Myeloma
    A cancer of plasma cells, a type of white blood cell in bone marrow
  • Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma
    A group of cancers that affect the lymph glands and other lymphatic tissue
  • Parkinson’s Disease
    A progressive disorder of the nervous system that affects muscle movement
  • Peripheral Neuropathy, Early-Onset
    A nervous system condition that causes numbness, tingling, and motor weakness. Under VA’s rating regulations, it must be at least 10 percent disabling within one year of herbicide exposure.
  • Porphyria Cutanea Tarda
    A disorder characterized by liver dysfunction and by thinning and blistering of the skin in sun-exposed areas. Under VA’s rating regulations, it must be at least 10 percent disabling within one year of exposure to herbicides.
  • Prostate Cancer
    Cancer of the prostate; one of the most common cancers among men
  • Respiratory Cancers (includes lung cancer)
    Cancers of the lung, larynx, trachea, and bronchus
  • Soft Tissue Sarcomas (other than osteosarcoma, chondrosarcoma, Kaposi’s sarcoma, or mesothelioma)
    A group of different types of cancers in body tissues such as muscle, fat, blood and lymph vessels, and connective tissues
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Find Out if You Qualify for Agent Orange Benefits

Our team of experienced and dedicated attorneys at Jones Brown Law support all branches of our U.S. military, as well as the servicemen and women who serve. Our staff are actively pursuing new lawsuits on behalf of Veterans who are diagnosed with Agent Orange ailments, and their survivors as well as Nehmer Agent Orange claims for those whom may have already had their claims denied. CLICK HERE to fill out and submit our Agent Orange Questionnaire.