We are dedicated to helping veterans and their families who are victims of asbestos exposure. We file claims against asbestos companies in order to obtain compensation for veterans who were exposed to asbestos while serving and later developed mesothelioma or asbestos-related lung cancer.
If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with an asbestos-related disease, such as mesothelioma or asbestos lung cancer, contact us today to learn about the legal options available to you.
How Veterans Were Exposed
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 lung cancer due to asbestos exposure in the military. Military members families 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 exposed to asbestos. For example, dust often adheres 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 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. Many veterans are, therefore, at a significantly higher risk of developing an asbestos-related disease.
Approximately, 30% of Individuals Diagnosed with Mesothelioma in the United States are U.S. Veterans.
$30 Billion Available in Asbestos
Many of the companies that knew the dangers of asbestos but chose to include it in their products anyway have had to file for bankruptcy. They were required to set up bankruptcy trusts to compensate the individuals who used their products and were later diagnosed 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, we 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. 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.
Filing A VA Claim
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. A Veterans Asbestos Alliance attorney can help gather the evidence and file the claim.
Asbestos Claim & Settlement Information
There are billions of dollars in asbestos trusts that were set aside for individuals who have been diagnosed with mesothelioma or asbestos related lung cancer.
No Fee Unless
There are no attorney's fees unless you are awarded compensation. This means there is no risk to you.
The average mesothelioma settlement is $1 million dollars.
Statute of Limitations
There is a time limit to file your asbestos claim, depending on which state you file your claim in. Don't delay or you may be too late.
Asbestos Claims for Loved Ones
If a loved one has already passed from an asbestos-related cancer, a family member may still have legal rights to file a lawsuit or claim.