I believe my Parkinson’s disease may have been triggered by the severe contamination of Subic Bay in the Philippines. I was stationed there in 1991-92, the year the base was closed. If the base was in the US, it would have been deemed a major Super Fund Site. It has been closed for 30 years and FOIA requests of water quality and such have proven useless as nothing can be found. Is this a lost cause?


Jim's Reply:

A lost cause? No, not by a long shot. The recent passage of the PACT Act promises a lot more attention to claims by veterans who have been harmed by exposure to HAZMAT substances. This doesn't guarantee that you'll win any benefits but your opportunities to have your claim recognized have increased a lot.

File your claim! Tens of thousands of other like you have done the same recently. Good luck sir.