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Old Sun Mar 6, 2011, 07:15 PM
Patrick Byrne MD Patrick Byrne MD is offline
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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.
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Old Mon Mar 7, 2011, 04:36 AM
Neil Cuadra Neil Cuadra is offline
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See the MDS, Agent Orange and the VA for more about this topic.
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Old Fri Oct 25, 2013, 12:34 AM
HANKY805 HANKY805 is offline
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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?
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