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My Background

 

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

 

 

 

Bruce's Background:

 

My 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.

 

The Goal:

 

To overturn the VA laws on Peripheral Neuropathy and Agent Orange.

I have been working with The Neuropathy Association to try and establish a positive link with Peripheral Neuropathy and Vietnam veterans sprayed with Agent Orange. My goal is to break the VA’s law of neuropathy which states it must manifest itself within one year of service in Vietnam and dissipate after one to two years. This is ludicrous and is not supported by any neurologist that I have dealt with!

 

VA on Peripheral Neuropathy:

 

See AGENT ORANGE AND PERIPHERAL NEUROPATHY (MS Word Document)

 

Agent Orange Brief 2000 Update info:

 

In 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.

 

The 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 Vietnam

 

 

WHAT YOU CAN DO:

 

Soon 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.

VA doctors are required to compose letters for veterans that ask for them.

Once you have obtained this letter hold on to it for further information while we work out the details.

We 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.

Soon I will be posting a sample letter for your information.

 

SOME LINKS:

ALL AGENT ORANGE BRIEFS (FACT SHEETS)

Cyber Sarge’s AO Page

 

Cyber Sarge’s Peripheral Neuropathy page

 

Neuropathy Association

 

AGENT ORANGE VETERANS Yahoo Group

 

 

Send Bruce your eMail address
and he will inform you of what's next, when it happens!
B W Milne