MONDAY OCTOBER 31, 2016
CCK won a case in the Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims in which the Board had denied a veteran service connection for Parkinson’s disease due to herbicide exposure at Fort McClellan, Alabama. Despite VA acknowledging that there was “facility-wide” use of herbicides at Fort McClellan, and that VA considers Parkinson's disease associated with herbicide exposure, it denied service connection stating the Veteran's exposure was "routine." The Court found the Board had no basis in law to deny benefits to a Veteran simply because the application of herbicides was "routine." The Court reversed the Board’s decision, meaning VA must award the Veteran service connection for Parkinson’s disease.
is the first Court reversal of a Board decision for a Fort McClellan
herbicide exposure case. This ruling has the potential to
impact the outcomes of other Fort McClellan-Veteran herbicide exposure
To read the Court's decision, click here.
CATEGORY: Case Wins, veteran
NOTE: If you know of someone who was station there have them contact me ASAP so that we can file a claim for them.
Jose M. Garcia
National Service Director
Polish Legion of American Veterans