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Exposures and Military Bases in U.S.

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This should help a lot of Veterans that were exposed in the states.

 Souece: Hill & Ponton Disability Attorney's

''Matthew Hill''

I am not an Attorney or VSO, any advice I provide is not to be construed as legal advice, therefore not to be held out for liable BUCK!!!

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It is scary to think of the exposure that we were allowed to have.  As an electronics technician we used carbon tetrachloride for cleaning equipment.  We were in contact with it and breathed it and were never warned that it was poison.

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The Problem with ATSDR and Superfund sites is that the VA does not always recognize literature and reports from ATSDR  as compelling evidence, if that is all the veteran cites.

However veterans have succeeded on these types of exposure claims, with a solid IMO/IME:

Claim for Parkinsons ( not an incountry AO vet)
In part:
“In support of his contentions, the Veteran has submitted various articles which explain that TCE has been used in the military and that scientific studies have shown a relationship between prolonged exposure to TCE and the later development of Parkinson's disease/Parkinsonism.  He also submitted a May 2011 letter from a fellow serviceman who explained that he was stationed at Wakkanai Air Force Base from July 1961 to July 1964 and that he and the Veteran were both in the same electronic repair group during part of that time period.  While performing repairs on various pieces of electronic equipment, TCE was commonly used to clean and wash mechanical parts.  Personal protective equipment such as gloves and breathing/eye protection was not required while using the chemical.  The serviceman specifically indicated that he had observed the Veteran using TCE on various occasions while making electronic repairs at Wakkanai.”

“In light of the above opinions, the information provided by the Veteran's treating physician, and the articles that have been submitted, the evidence is in relative equipoise as to whether the Veteran's current Parkinson's disease is related to TCE exposure in service.  Resolving all reasonable doubt in his favor, the Board concludes that the criteria for service connection for the currently diagnosed Parkinson's disease have been met.  38 U.S.C.A. §§ 1110, 1131, 5107(b); 38 C.F.R. § 3.303.


Entitlement to service connection for Parkinson's disease is granted.”


These claims need proof of exposure to the specific  chemical , via MOS and /or buddy statements, a disability that has no other known cause ,but for the inservice exposure, and a strong IMO/IME that establishes the inservice nexus and gives a full medical rational, and includes reference to any  current medical literature that supports the "nexus".



GRADUATE ! Nov 2nd 2007 American Military University !

When thousands of Americans faced annihilation in the 1800s Chief

Osceola's response to his people, the Seminoles, was

simply "They(the US Army)have guns, but so do we."

Sameo to us -They (VA) have 38 CFR ,38 USC, and M21-1- but so do we.

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Well one particular veteran enters my mind about being exposed is

Hadits own J Cook  Hadit long time podcast Host.

he has been in Appeals with his exposure a Long Long time now.

I am not an Attorney or VSO, any advice I provide is not to be construed as legal advice, therefore not to be held out for liable BUCK!!!

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