Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Fourteen Vietnam Vets Needed for Agent Orange Claims Research Project

Graduate student at Johns Hopkins University seeks Vietnam vets for a comparative study of the VA’s “Fast Track Agent Orange Claims Processing System”. The study involves interviews with two groups of seven Vietnam vets each who have filed a VA claim of service connection for any of the three following conditions: ischemic heart disease, hairy cell and other B-Cell leukemias and Parkinson’s disease – one group of seven who’ve filed using the on-line fast track system and one group of seven who has not used the fast track system. For more information, contact Kelly Campbell at kcampbell826@gmail.com or 301/575-7318 by October 25th.

NOTE: this study’s I.R.B. documentation has been filed and reviewed by VVA’s I.R.B. research officer and judged to be in compliance with all applicable human subjects research guidelines.

2 comments:

  1. I've been on the "Fast Track" for about 6 months and have not seen a Doctor. I get an occasional correspondence, but nothing useful has happened. Why does this take so long, considering that the VA has determined and presumed that being in Viet Nam was proof that I was exposed to Agent Orange. The VA has further determined and presumed that having been exposed to Agent Orange and having a heart condition proves that the heart condition was caused by the exposure.
    If all this is true, and I have no reason to doubt it, why does it take the better of a year to get results, and why do the benefits (if ever granted) only go back to the date of application, and not to the date of diagnosis?

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  2. Readers with an interest in Agent Orange please visit the 'Agent Orange Action Group' at www.aoag.org

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