WERE YOU EXPOSED TO ASBESTOS IN THE MILITARY AND DIAGNOSED WITH MESOTHELIOMA?
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The Veterans Asbestos Alliance is a legal organization dedicated to helping veterans and their families who are victims of asbestos exposure. We offer assistance with filing claims and lawsuits against asbestos companies in order to obtain compensation for veterans.
If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with an asbestos-related disease, such as mesothelioma or lung cancer, contact us today to learn about the legal options available to you.
Veterans from all branches of the United States Armed Forces (Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, and Coast Guard) are at risk for developing asbestos-related illnesses, such as mesothelioma or lung cancer. Military members families may also be at risk due to the fact that asbestos dust can adhere to military uniforms or clothing and, if worn home, can expose loved ones to asbestos who come into contact with their clothes, this is especially true for those who may be in charge of laundering them.
The widespread use of asbestos in the military during the 1930s through the 1980s put many United States service men and women at risk of developing an asbestos-related disease, like mesothelioma, this is particularly true for navy veterans and shipyard workers. The majority of navy vessels prior to 1980 were built with hundreds of asbestos-containing products, such as asbestos fireproofing, insulation or lagging on pipes and around boilers, and in gaskets and valve packing.
Additional exposure to asbestos for veterans typically comes as a result of living in barracks, spending significant time in older buildings, or while maintaining or repairing vehicles. The United States Military used asbestos in many different applications which created a wide variety of opportunities for asbestos exposure to those serving in the military.
Many veterans are, therefore, at a significantly higher risk of developing an asbestos-related disease. If you were exposed to asbestos while serving our country, and have developed an asbestos-related illness, you may be entitled to compensation.
Currently, there is approximately $30 Billion set aside in trusts for veterans who were exposed to asbestos during their service in the United States Military and have been diagnosed with an asbestos related disease, such as mesothelioma or lung cancer. Many asbestos companies have filed for bankruptcy and have set up bankruptcy trusts. These are trusts that were specifically designed to compensate veterans and their families if they were exposed to asbestos and develop an asbestos-related illness.
Veterans may file a claim with the Veterans Affairs for developing an asbestos-related disease well after they served in the United States Military. Veterans may file an Application for Benefits, along with supporting medical documentation proving they are suffering from mesothelioma or any other asbestos-related disease. A claim for VA benefits should also be supported with evidence of service records, ship records and specifications, muster rolls, deck logs, and any other documentation available to help prove the validity of the claim. In order to receive VA benefits, veterans need to prove they suffer from an asbestos-related disease and that it was service related.