My name is Danny Weasenforth. Bruce Milne and I started a Yahoo Group AGENT ORANGE VETERANS, and I own Wildgun's C Troop 11th Cav. I am a 100% unemployable veteran. Part of my disability is due to Prostate Cancer caused by Agent Orange exposure, and I currently have claims pending for Diabetes, Peripheral Neuropathy, and severe nerve damage to my left shoulder and arm due to Agent Orange
name is BW Milne and I am part owner of AGENT ORANGE VETERANS Yahoo Group and
owner of Cyber Sarge’s web site. I am a disabled Vietnam veteran rated with
the VA at 20% Hypertension & 30% PTSD with claims pending and 100% Social
Security Disability for Neuropathy. I have a claim pending with the Veterans
Board of Appeals (VBA) for Neuropathy caused by Agent Orange and an increase
in my PTSD. I also have a Second Veterans Board of Appeals (VBA) pending for
Chloracne and Knee injury.
overturn the VA laws on Peripheral Neuropathy and Agent Orange.
have been working with The Neuropathy Association to try and establish a
positive link with Peripheral Neuropathy and
on Peripheral Neuropathy:
Orange Brief 2000 Update info:
update 2000: For chronic persistent
peripheral neuropathy, there is only inadequate or insufficient evidence to
determine whether an association exists between exposure to dioxin or the
herbicides studied in this report. NAS found that there was limited/suggestive
evidence of an association between exposure to the herbicides considered in
this report and acute or subacute transient peripheral neuropathy. The
evidence regarding association was drawn from occupation and other studies in
which subjects were exposed to a variety of herbicides and herbicides
components. Information available to NAS continued to support this conclusion.
2002 update concluded that there is inadequate or insufficient evidence to
determine whether an association exists between the chemicals studied and
chronic persistent peripheral neuropathy.In relation to acute and subacute
transient peripheral neuropathy, the NAS concluded that there was limited or
suggestive evidence of an association between chemical exposure and the
disease, as stated in the update 1996 report.Update 2002 also indicated that
if TCDD were associated with the development of transient acute and subacute
peripheral neuropathy, the disorder would become evident shortly after
exposure.The NAS was unaware of any evidence that new cases developing long
after service in Vietnam that could be attributed to herbicide exposure in
YOU CAN DO:
we will be asking for a medical report (Letter) signed by a medical doctor
stating that the Vietnam veteran has peripheral (or other) neuropathy and that
is was either definitely caused by, or to a reasonable degree of medical
certainty, more likely than not, etc. caused by exposure to Agent Orange.
doctors are required to compose letters for veterans that ask for them.
you have obtained this letter hold on to it for further information while we
work out the details.
will have to prepare a medical release for each of the volunteers submitting
these records and letters in order to show to the VA, independent medical
research hospitals, congressmen and so on.
I will be posting a sample letter for your information.
Send Bruce your eMail address
and he will inform you of what's next, when it happens!
B W Milne