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Veterans Exposure to Asbestos
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Our North Carolina Asbestos Law Firm Helps Veterans with Mesothelioma

Like many veterans, you may have been exposed to asbestos during your time serving in the U.S. military. If you have been diagnosed with mesothelioma or another asbestos-related disease and have a background of military service, our North Carolina asbestos law firm will fight for your rights to compensation. We will explore all options on your behalf, including filing a mesothelioma lawsuit against the responsible private sector parties and/or seeking available benefits and compensation that are specifically designed for veterans with past exposure to asbestos.

Benefits for Veterans with Mesothelioma

During the 1930s through the 1970s, the military made liberal use of products containing asbestos. With its heat resistant and insulation properties, asbestos was thought to be ideal for use in most military infrastructure building projects. As a result, asbestos-laden items were commonly incorporated into all sorts of projects undertaken by the Army, Navy, Marines, Air Force and Coast Guard. United States naval vessels were especially heavy users of asbestos products.

Products with asbestos release microscopic fibers in the air, which enter the lungs and can develop into mesothelioma, a deadly cancer that currently has no cure. Veterans and their families are at increased risk of developing mesothelioma because of the prevalence of asbestos use in the military.

If you are a veteran who has developed mesothelioma or another cancer due to exposure to asbestos while serving in the military, you may have a claim for compensation. Our North Carolina asbestos law firm can help you file a mesothelioma claim and determine if you are eligible for other benefits specific to veterans.

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Our North Carolina Asbestos Law Firm Can Determine Where You Were Exposed

According to the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs (the VA), if you engaged in certain military occupations having to do with construction or shipbuilding, or if you lived or worked in close proximity to areas where these activities were going on, you were at risk of dangerous asbestos exposure. 

We have handled cases where asbestos was mixed into cement, caulking, flooring and roofing materials. Mechanical parts like gaskets, pumps, valves and engines often contained asbestos. Military jobs related to carpentry, construction, demolition, insulation, and vehicle maintenance pose a particularly high risk of asbestos exposure. 

Because shipyard asbestos exposure has historically been high, service members working at or in close proximity to U.S. Navy shipyards are at particular risk of being diagnosed with asbestos-related illnesses like mesothelioma many years later. 

You don’t have to determine where you may have been exposed. Our North Carolina asbestos law firm draws on our experience representing veterans to analyze your history with the military and determine where and when you may have been exposed.

If you or your parents served in the Armed Forces in the 1900s and have been diagnosed with mesothelioma or other asbestos-related diseases you may have a claim.

Filing a Veteran’s Mesothelioma Lawsuit with Our North Carolina Asbestos Law Firm 

If you are a veteran who has been diagnosed with mesothelioma you have legal options and exercising them doesn’t mean you are turning your back on the country you bravely served. When we file a mesothelioma lawsuit it’s against the manufacturers who were aware asbestos was a known carcinogen and continued to use it in military applications. We do not sue the United States military. 

Contact Our Firm Today to Pursue Your Claim

Regardless of where your exposure may have occurred or where you currently live, if you are a veteran who has been diagnosed with mesothelioma, it is important that you contact the North Carolina asbestos law firm Martin & Jones as soon as possible. The rules surrounding veteran compensation for asbestos exposure are complicated, and choosing how to proceed takes experience and knowledge. Please call us at 1-800-662-1234 or reach out to us online. All consultations are no-obligation and free. We have offices in Raleigh, Durham and Wilmington.

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