Veteran's Solvent Exposure Linked With Parkinson’s
A navy veteran has been successful in his years-long fight for recognition connecting his Parkinson’s disease with chemical exposure during his military service.
The veteran, who wishes to remain anonymous, was exposed to Trichloroethylene (TCE) during his navy career, and subsequently developed Parkinsonism.
He had used TCE as a cleaning solvent, for degreasing and cleaning electronics.
Members from RSA’s Support Services team have been helping him get recognition and assistance from the state; in particular, Veteran Advocate Richard Terrill has been assisting with gaining his entitlements.
It has been a long and difficult road for this veteran – while this recognition and recompense won’t cure an incurable and advanced condition, it will provide small recompense and set a precedent for others in similar situations.
If you or someone you know is in a similar situation, get in contact with your Local, District, or National Office RSA Support staff.