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VIETNAM: More evidence for dioxin victims’ lawsuit against US

May 04, 2011

VIETNAM: More evidence for dioxin victims’ lawsuit against US

VOV: Dioxin-related diseases recognized by the US are all found in Vietnam. Are they considered as part of the convincing evidence for VAVA’s legal proceedings?

Mr Thu: Yes, that’s important evidence. The US has identified 15 diseases, Vietnam 17. Many of the diseases are common in both countries. However, the lists provided by the two sides do not include many important diseases caused by dioxin such as immunodeficiency, which is popular but goes unnoticed because it is not as acute as other diseases.

In the meantime, the US government has subsidized all American victims who suffer from any disease in the US list, including those losing 10 percent of their labour capacity. This practice clearly shows that the US deliberately evades their responsibility for Vietnamese victims of Agent Orange/Dioxin.

 

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Kelly is an American agent orange victim, child of a deceased American Vietnam veteran, and member of AO Legacy

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  1. Christie Reply

    Hi,
     I need help. I am an American Child of a Deceased Vietman Vet who was exposed to AO. I lost my father to lung cancer in 1992 when I was 19. My mother and Father were older parents as my dad was 53 when he passed and my mother was 12 years older then he. I think she did try and was turned down to fight for legal action regarding the AO. Of course after my fathers passing it took a toll on the family financially and emotionally leading to my mother having a nervous breakdown which she did over come later on. I lost my mother in 2010 and I feel like this is her unfinished business that I must carry out. If my dad had not been exposed to these chemicals then we could had possibly enjoyed having him in our lives the last 20 years. His life was cut short due to the cancer. He never got to walk me down the aisle or see his grandchildren. That to me is personal and I feel that the least the gov. can do is compensate something.Only thing is I dont know where to start. I have heard of the Nehmer suit but not sure how to go about filing a claim, or can I even file a claim since I am his child? I need so guidance as to what I can do and how to handle this appropriately. Thanks Christie

  2. robert lower Reply

    kelly do you girls have everything or are missing peices yet,the vets for justice said they everything,i with they,i have lot but body,i mean,the vietnamese or anybody will talk to me,ok there is a ? have one sentra and conross both want talk to me,i a vietnam vet,i ask one or both to help me rease money to go back to vietnam and find my lose love and any kids i left there,i have talk to these 2 to see what going on,i forget all above my trip to vietnam becuse nobody was talking to me at all,if ittake one these guys to help me,i know to going cross this year,want ather 4 years,i think he help me i easy help get ather 4 years i would this this would be a big story for us and vietnam,i would be the last vietnam to go there abnd come back with kids but nobody helping ,i get this do there free to do the other things i stay

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