Veterans with Mesothelioma
The veterans of the United States military branches, including the U.S. Army, Marine Corps, Navy, Air Force, Coast Guard, and others have served their country in times of war and peace, giving their time, effort, and sometimes their lives as part of their service. Sadly, mesothelioma affects our brave veterans the most. Because for many years, the U.S. Military used asbestos in many products. As a result of this high level of exposure, veterans account for around 30% of all mesothelioma patients.
Millions of Veterans Exposed to Asbestos
Studies have shown that the toxic material, asbestos affected millions of veterans as part of their everyday military service. Builders used the deadly material to build military facilities and ships and regular maintenance of military vehicles. In fact, the military users over 300 products with asbestos, because of their fire-retardant properties. Common asbestos-containing products included cement, flooring products, insulation, steam pipes, hot water pipes, gaskets, brakes and clutches and boilers, turbines, and generators.
Asbestos exposure happened to other members of the military simply by being aboard ships. This was standard practice until the 1960s. In fact, over 30% of veterans who served before 1970 were victims of asbestos exposure. Plus, many inadvertently took asbestos home with them on their clothing. This exposed asbestos to their spouses and children.
Medical Care for Veterans with Mesothelioma Is Lacking
Unfortunately, many veterans are not receiving the medical care or disability benefits they should. There are around 600,000 VA claims for federal benefits pending with the Veterans Administration. These include more than 123,000 disability claims of vets of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Veterans with asbestos-induced mesothelioma are facing the same obstacles.
Veterans with Mesothelioma Compensation
Mesothelioma often takes decades to manifest. It happens to every branch of military service. Unfortunately, veterans aren’t receiving their rights to proper medical care and compensation for developing mesothelioma. Any man or woman who served in the U.S. military prior to the late 1980s is at risk of developing mesothelioma or other asbestos-related conditions. During this time, asbestos use was at its highest. It was extensively used in every facet of military life from land to sea.
If Diagnosed with Mesothelioma
A Complex Litigation attorney like those found at The Michael Brady Lynch Firm is critical when seeking help to cover your asbestos-related expenses. Our experienced lawyers are familiar with companies that used asbestos and know which job sites had a significant amount of asbestos use. Also, they know which products contained high concentrations of the toxic mineral.
Also, consultations are completely free, confidential and have no obligation. The Michael Brady Lynch Firm has successfully represented thousands of consumers and recovered millions of dollars for their clients. Our team of attorneys has been recognized as some of the most experienced and successful in the country. Others in the industry seek out our award-winning staff for our knowledge on complex litigation, scientific evidence development, negotiation strategies and trial tactics.
Most of all, our law office is resourceful and dedicated to pursuing any compensation you are due. Because of this, we have also received a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement, such as inclusion on numerous Plaintiff Steering Committees. In fact, we will take whatever legal measures are necessary when fighting for your rights to damages.