At The Veterans Asbestos Alliance, we are dedicated to helping veterans and their families who are victims of asbestos exposure. We provide legal assistance and representation, as well as support and resources to veterans and their loved ones who were exposed to asbestos and were later diagnosed with mesothelioma or asbestos-related lung cancer. We have helped and represented veterans for over 25 years, specifically navy veterans from various navy ships and shipyards. You can find information about mesothelioma as well as your legal and financial options on our website and in our free Veterans Mesothelioma & Lung Cancer Guide.
In addition, we offer free consultations, so you can contact us with any questions without any cost or obligation.
HOW VETERANS WERE EXPOSED
Approximately, 30% of Individuals Diagnosed with Mesothelioma in the United States are U.S. Veterans.
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 cancers, such as mesothelioma or asbestos-related lung cancer due to asbestos exposure in the military.
The widespread use of asbestos in the military during the 1920s 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. For those who served in the navy, asbestos exposure was inevitable.
Additional exposure to asbestos for army veterans typically comes as a result of operating and/or repairing and maintaining military trucks, tanks, and vehicles, or while living in barracks. 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. Veterans are, therefore, at a significantly higher risk of developing an asbestos-related disease.
Military family members may also be at risk from secondhand asbestos exposure. Secondhand asbestos exposure occurs when someone is exposed to asbestos just by being in close proximity or by living with someone who is
regularly working with or exposed to asbestos. For example, asbestos dust often adheres to military uniforms or clothing and, if worn home, can expose loved ones to it, this is especially true for those who may have been in charge of laundering them.
The companies that supplied asbestos products to the navy were forced to establish trust funds to compensate veterans. Contact us if you or someone you know has been diagnosed mesothelioma or lung cancer. Veterans and their loved ones deserve compensation and justice for their asbestos caused cancer. At The Veterans Asbestos Alliance, we're passionate about fighting for our Veterans and their families who are victims of asbestos. Because our Veterans matter.
$30 BILLION AVAILABLE IN ASBESTOS BANKRUPTCY TRUSTS
Many of the companies that knew the dangers of asbestos but chose to use it in their products regardless, have had to file for bankruptcy. They were required to set up bankruptcy trusts to compensate the individuals who used their products and later became ill with mesothelioma or asbestos-related lung cancer. Currently, there is $30 billion set aside in the bankruptcy trusts. If you have been diagnosed with an asbestos-related disease, you may be eligible to file claims with the asbestos trusts. The trusts do not seek out asbestos victims, or willingly provide information regarding asbestos exposure or asbestos-related medical issues. However, our mesothelioma attorneys are available to answer any questions and help you file claims to make sure you receive the compensation you deserve for your asbestos caused cancer. Our experienced legal team knows how to maximize the payouts from these trusts. In addition, filing claims with the asbestos trusts is the simplest and quickest way to receive compensation. The money from these trusts can help pay for cancer treatment, living expenses and provide financial security for the future. It typically takes less than one year to receive compensation from the trusts. It is important to file your claim as soon as possible as there is a time limit you can file, which can range from 1-6 years from the date of diagnosis or death, depending upon which state you live in, this is called the statute of limitations.
LEGAL QUICK FACTS
You May Not Need to
File a Lawsuit
Bankrupt companies that are responsible set aside over $30 Billion into asbestos trusts to compensate those diagnosed with asbestos lung cancer or mesothelioma. If you qualify, obtaining compensation from these asbestos trusts is much simpler than filing a lawsuit.
No Attorney’s Fees Unless
You Get Paid
Our Mesothelioma Lawyers only are paid if they successfully settle your claim. If they are unable to get you a settlement, you owe nothing.
There is a Time Limit to
File a Claim
State laws, which are referred to as “statutes of limitations” give individuals 1 to 6 years from the date of diagnosis of mesothelioma, lung cancer or date of death to file a lawsuit.
The Attorneys Do The
Our experienced mesothelioma attorneys collect all the necessary information to file your claim. They travel to you and assist you in completing all relevant paperwork and documents.
There is Not a Set Settlement
The money you receive depends on your diagnosis, the state in which you are filing a lawsuit as well as the number of companies that you sue.
Loved Ones May Qualify for
Even if a loved one has already passed from an asbestos-related illness, a spouse or family member may still have legal rights to file a lawsuit or claim on their behalf.
NAVY VESSELS OUR VETERAN CLIENTS HAVE WORKED & SERVED ON
An Essex-class Aircraft Carrier of the United States Navy.
USS Cimarron-class Fleet Oiler of the United States Navy.
Fleet Oiler of the United States Navy.
An Essex-class Aircraft Carrier of the United States Navy.