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MDS in Vietnam vets/hx Agent Orange exposure

  • 1.  MDS in Vietnam vets/hx Agent Orange exposure

    Posted Mar 06, 2011 06:16 PM
    MDS in Vietnam vets/hx Agent Orange exposure
    There is hope for veterans(or families) trying to get a service related status for MDS. The AAMDSIF executive director John Huber has posted a "white paper" which can be used to support an application for service related status. It doesn't guarantee an approval but strongly states that there is a well documented association with Agent Orange exposure and MDS. The organization is trying to get official recognition but Mr Huber suspects that may take 2 years. I have used this document to support my patients who are VN vets and have MDS to get a service related status. I can't report success yet but this is a huge step in the right direction. It is absurd that some patients have been approved and others not approved having the same disease! John Huber's e-mail is huber@aamds.org. Hopefully this will give some hope to veterans with this devastating disease and their families.


  • 2.  RE: MDS in Vietnam vets/hx Agent Orange exposure

    Posted Mar 07, 2011 03:37 AM
    See the MDS, Agent Orange and the VA for more about this topic.


  • 3.  RE: MDS in Vietnam vets/hx Agent Orange exposure

    Posted Oct 24, 2013 11:34 PM
    MDS and AO
    my stepfather was in the United States Marine Corp from 1950 till 1970 died in 1990 of MDS after years and years I finally had a hearing at the VRO in San Diego Ca on Oct 8th 2013, nexxus letter from physician and everything ready to go then got a call on the 4th of Oct informing me that the VRO would close Mon Oct 7th at 4pm due to gov shutdown been 3 weeks and no word from V.A anyone know what to expext?


  • 4.  RE: MDS in Vietnam vets/hx Agent Orange exposure

    Posted Sep 19, 2018 02:55 PM
    Edited by . Sep 19, 2018 02:59 PM
    The MDS, Agent Orange and the VA thread continues to be active.