The Veterans Asbestos Alliance is dedicated to helping veterans and their families who are victims of asbestos exposure. We help evaluate claims against asbestos companies in order to obtain compensation for veterans who were exposed to asbestos while serving.
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.
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.
$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, lung cancer, or asbestosis. 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 trusts. The trusts do not seek out asbestos victims, or willingly provide information regarding asbestos exposure or asbestos-related medical issues. However, The Veteran Asbestos Alliance can help answer any questions and help you file claims to make sure you receive the compensation you deserve for your asbestos caused mesothelioma or other asbestos-related disease. 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.
Know Your Rights
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.
Billions of dollars are available for veterans diagnosed with mesothelioma and asbestos related lung cancer
No attorney's fees unless you are awarded compensation
A lawsuit is not required
Free legal advice and information
We have obtained multi-million dollar verdicts and millions in settlements for veterans