Law and Science Intersections – Agent Orange Back in the News
Agent Orange. Two words that drove massive litigation and helped to drive increased scientific research, including the Human Genome Project. Some say Agent Orange has caused tens of thousand of injuries in US soldiers. Others focus on multiple generations of profoundly deformed people who live in Vietnam.
Agent Orange is back in the news at a science and law intersection point. The news arises because of yet more delay by the VA in making additional decisions on compensation for veterans. Further specifics are provided in a November 2, 2017 article by Pro Publica. No matter what the decision, expect controversy.