Maude De Victor Case

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This is a more in-depth piece on the lawsuits made by veterans following the end of the Vietnam War. Claims started being made in 1977 after many veterans were experiencing health issues and having children born with birth defects. They reported the issues to the Department of Veteran Affairs for disability benefit, but the agency denied them of any help unless they could prove it was directly from serving in Vietnam or within a year after coming home. A case worker for the department, Maude De Victor, met a widow of a veteran who died from lung cancer and she believed her husband’s cancer was related to exposure to Agent Orange. De Victor started to ask other veterans about being exposed to Agent Orange and asking the Department of Defense,
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