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Veterans and Mesothelioma, Asbestos Related Lung Cancer, Veterans Mesothelioma Assistance Lawyers

Written by Auto Accident. Posted in Injury Lawsuit News, mesothelioma

Our mesothelioma lawyers are helping veterans find justice for exposure to asbestos.

Veterans With  Mesothelioma,

According to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, there are currently about 25 million living individuals who have served in the United States' Armed Forces. Hundreds of thousands, if not millions, of these living veterans were exposed to toxic asbestos-containing materials during military service. This has resulted in an elevated rate of asbestos-related diseases in veterans.
Attention Veterans
Our Veterans Assistance  Mesothelioma Lawyers are here to help veterans who have been exposed to asbestos and have been diagnosed with mesothelioma.
Veterans & Asbestos Exposure

Widely used by every military branch, asbestos was highly regarded for its heat resistance and fireproofing capabilities. In fact, asbestos was so valued that the military even mandated widespread usage before eventually phasing out the material in the 1970s. As a result, veterans who served between 1940 and 1970 have a risk of developing asbestos-related illnesses. Additionally, Navy personnel and workers employed in shipyards from the 1930s through the 1970s hold a greater risk of developing a disease caused by asbestos exposure.

    Mesothelioma Air Force
    Army service related mesothelioma
    Coast Guard mesothelioma

    Marines mesothelioma
    National Guard mesothelioma
    Navy mesothelioma

Receiving a mesothelioma diagnosis is difficult since many of the symptoms are indicative of other conditions. Early warning signs such as persistent cough, night sweats, and fever are frequently misdiagnosed as pneumonia or influenza, affording the cancer the opportunity to develop and spread throughout the body.

Mesothelioma treatment for asbestos-related illnesses varies depending on the condition. Thankfully, there are organizational resources for veterans that can offer assistance with the complications associated with asbestos-related illness.
VA Claims and Other Veteran Benefits
Veteran Benefits

Veterans are allowed to apply for Veteran Affairs (VA) benefits for asbestos-related diseases, and the resources at Asbestos.com can assist veterans in applying for benefits. Initially, a veteran must provide proof that their disease is asbestos-related and that exposure occurred during military service.

If a veteran cannot prove their asbestos exposure is limited and isolated to their military service, they can seek compensation from asbestos manufacturers to help pay for treatment.

Currently, the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs recognizes mesothelioma as a service-connected medical condition. However, even if a veteran has been diagnosed with mesothelioma (of which nearly 100 percent of all cases are caused by asbestos exposure), the VA may not approve their claim for disability compensation for various reasons.

The following resources offer more information about VA claims, benefits and eligibility requirements for veterans:
Talk to a Veteran About Your Claim VA Benefits FAQs VA Claim Myths

Asbestos.com offers free assistance with filing your VA claim and can make the process much easier. Our Veterans Assistance Department offers extensive experience in filing VA claims and can help any veteran coping with mesothelioma. For more information or free assistance regarding VA benefits, programs and eligibility, please call 800-590-1922 or contact our Veterans Assistance Department by filling out the form on this page.
Asbestos Products

More than 300 products containing asbestos were used by the military, primarily by the Navy from the 1930s through the 1970s. Every ship and shipyard built by the Navy before the mid-70s was fitted with numerous asbestos-containing materials. Below is a list of products containing asbestos that were commonly used by the military:
Boilers Floor & Pipe Coverings
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Asbestos in Ships & Shipyards
Asbestos Exposure in Ships

Virtually no portion of a naval ship was asbestos-free between the '30s and mid-70s, making Navy veterans and shipyard workers one of the most at-risk groups for developing asbestos-related diseases. Asbestos-containing materials were extensively used in engine and boiler rooms and other areas below deck for fire safety purposes, but all former sailors are at risk because the dangerous mineral was also used in navigation rooms, sleeping quarters and mess halls.
If you or a loved on has mesothelioma contact our mesothelioma helpline today.

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