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Many soldiers who fought in the Vietnam war were exposed to a toxic pesticide -- a defoliant called Agent Orange. Over the years, some of the soldiers developed lymphoma from their exposure. For many of them, the lymphoma cancer was diagnosed decades after Agent Orange exposure.

In order to cover the cost of their medical care and cancer treatments, these soldiers and their families had to seek justice.

Vietnam veterans needed help in order to document the link between pesticides contained in Agent Orange and the lymphoma they developed years later. They searched for medical studies and scientific articles to support their need for medical care and cancer treatments.

Lymphoma Foundation of America's research report entitled: "Do Pesticides Cause Lymphoma?" was helpful to the veterans. They used our meta-analysis of scientific articles about the association between pesticides and cancer. Our report had already been peer-reviewed by some of the top lymphoma epidemiologists and researchers in our country. The report highlighted a general consensus in the scientific community that Agent Orange was linked to lymphoma.

The Vietnam veterans were successful in their efforts. They gained the right to receive compensation for the cost of their medical care and cancer treatments.

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Helping our veterans

help for the veterans of the armed services cancer

Agent Orange Case


Many soldiers who fought in the Vietnam war were exposed to a highly toxic pesticide -- a defoliant called Agent Orange. Over the years, some of the soldiers developed lymphoma from their exposure. In order to cover the cost of their medical care and cancer treatments, these soldiers and their families had to file a lawsuit. The case went all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court.

Lymphoma Foundation of America joined the Vietnam veterans in their lawsuit. We were the lead amicus organization. We filed a brief and presented evidence to the court on the link between the pesticides contained in Agent Orange and lymphoma.

Lymphoma Foundation of America's research report entitled: "Do Pesticides Cause Lymphoma?" was cited by the lower court in its favorable ruling for the veterans. (Dow, Monsanto v. Stephenson et al).

As a result of this successful lawsuit, Vietnam veterans who developed lymphoma decades after Agent Orange exposure now have the right to receive compensation for the cost of their medical care. The ruling also covered the families of Vietnam veterans who died from lymphoma.

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Helping our veterans

help for the veterans of the armed services cancer

Agent Orange Case

Many soldiers who fought in the Vietnam war were exposed to a highly toxic pesticide -- a defoliant called Agent Orange. Over the years, some of the soldiers developed lymphoma from their exposure. In order to cover the cost of their medical care and cancer treatments, these soldiers and their families had to file a lawsuit. The case went all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court.

Lymphoma Foundation of America joined the Vietnam veterans in their lawsuit. We were the lead amicus organization. We filed a brief and presented evidence to the court on the link between the pesticides contained in Agent Orange and lymphoma.

Lymphoma Foundation of America's research report entitled: "Do Pesticides Cause Lymphoma?" was cited by the lower court in its favorable ruling for the veterans. (Dow, Monsanto v. Stephenson et al).

As a result of this successful lawsuit, Vietnam veterans who developed lymphoma decades after Agent Orange exposure now have the right to receive compensation for the cost of their medical care. The ruling also covered the families of Vietnam veterans who died from lymphoma.