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  • jburkh168 has replied to a post on the message board

    I have been doing some online research and the most recent report I can find is "Health Effects in Vietnam Veterans of Exposure to Herbicides (10th Biennal Update)"   (If anyone knows of something more recent, please let me know). BTW - you don't have to buy but can read on line.  http://www.nationalacademies.org/hmd/Reports/2016/Veterans-and-Agent-Orange-Update-2014.aspx Basically this is just a review of...

    February 25 at 7:31 PM view post
    • jburkh168 has replied to a post on the message board

      jnagle75 If your Dad passes away before the VA decision on the disability claim, make sure the death certificate lists diabetes as a contributing cause of death so that you can continue to pursue the claim after his death.  Since VA doesn't recognize pancreatic cancer as agent orange related, the diabetes on the death certificate will be important.  Also, make sure they give him "permanent" disability - tha...

      February 23 at 2:17 PM view post
      • jburkh168 has replied to a post on the message board

        jnagle75. My hsband was diagnosed in October 2015 and lived until July 2017.  His first symptom was intense itching due to a blocked bile duct.  It was initially thought he was stage 1 or 2.  He had whipple surgery in November 2015 and had complications which delayed the start of his planned chemo and radiation. As we wer ready to start chemo in January of 2016 it was discovered the cancer had metastac...

        February 22 at 11:44 PM view post
        • jburkh168 has replied to a post on the message board

          Since he was "boots on ground" in Viet Nam, he is presumed to have been exposed to agent orange so that is not a fight you have to fight.  Have you looked at the presumptive disease list to see if he had any of the other illnesses on the list and then research to see if there might be a connection to the PC? I no longer have the list but you should easily be able to get it from your lawyers or the VA.  I'm ...

          February 07 at 8:12 PM view post
          • jburkh168 has replied to a post on the message board

            Yes, I still follow and reply to anyone that I think I can help.  We were able to get 100% disability by connecting my husband's pancreatic cancer to his diabetes which is a presumptive agent orange disease.  Unfortunately I lost my husband in July 2017 but in is honor I want to support the ongoing fight to get Pancratic Cancer put on the presumptive list.  

            January 28 at 2:37 PM view post
            • jburkh168 has replied to a post on the message board

              Sorry, I really don't know the timeline. You could always ask. 

              November 16 at 2:12 PM view post
              • jburkh168 has replied to a post on the message board

                 Sorry, I don't have any lawyer names but just saw this today at publichealth.va.gov which might be helpful for some trying to apply for benefits.   "Vietnam Veteran Mortality: VA Studies (Summarized in Table 4) Ongoing VA studies on Vietnam veteran mortality have suggested an increased risk of death for all causes among Vietnam veterans in comparison to non-Vietnam veterans. Specific causes for inc...

                November 09 at 2:56 PM view post
                • jburkh168 has replied to a post on the message board

                  A month is an eternity to wait with PC.  Due to the aggesive nature of PC each day makes a difference.  I lost my husband in July 2017 to PC after a 2 year battle and lots of complicatios, set backs and doctors.  (We had initially been told he had 9 months so we considered the 2 years a victory). If you are sure this is the only surgeon you want, ask to be on the waiting list and call every couple of d...

                  October 08, 2018 view post
                  • jburkh168 has replied to a post on the message board

                    Did your husband have diabetes?  There is a list of diseases that have been documented as agent orange related.  If you don't have one of thosse diseases it is difficult to get benefits.  If your husband had diabetes that is a "presumptive" disease and you can get benefits.  If he didn't have diabetes, talking toa lawyer is probably your best route.  So sorry that you are having this struggle...

                    July 06, 2018 view post
                    • jburkh168 has replied to a post on the message board

                      Joy, I am leaving tomorrow for an overseas vacation, but when I get back I will try to spend some time tracking things down. Have you read the Agent Orange report?  I found it online.  I also saw the post you replied to and wondered what that person's interest/non interest was.  When you say military health records are you talking about his recent VA records or records from when they were in the Army i...

                      April 12, 2018 view post
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