Hopefully if all they are seeking is health-care and or damages they receive compensation.
Likely they are getting health care through the VA but the VA still does not reconize many of the claims like this as service connected.
There are a lot of veterans that were in the navy on ships that operated close to shore in Vietnam that claim they were exposed to agent orange by way
of the water runoff from the rivers in Vietnam going through the ships water distillation systems. (blue water vets)
Then there were the atomic sailors.
And project SHAD
They have even found agent orange barrels at base dump at NWC China Lake Calif where i live. no one knows what they were doing on the base or when
they were dump there or why. were they empty or full when they were shipped to the base.
now it is being covered up.
Plus all the chemicals they dump on milatary bases around the US
I am a member of a fibromyalgia web site and we have a lot of veterans on the site with fibromyalgia that we have linked to our use of
The military has banned Trichloroethylene for any use on military bases because of the dangers to peoples health.
Yet none of veterans that used it in the military can get service connected disability because the VA claims it did not hurt us.
If it was so harm less why did the ban it from all military bases.
There have been many lawsuits by civilians because there water supply had a few parts per million and they had health problems.
Many vets like me used pure Trichloroethylene on a daily bases to clean parts when we were in the military.
Yet they claim that our health problems were not cause by it.
This is because a large number of vets were exposed to something that effected there health while they were in the service and the government does not
want to pay for so many veterans service connected health problems.
Many of these chemical would not cause immediate problems but would show up many years later,
So they denied the problem were service connected.