Legal Representation for Veterans With Mesothelioma
Over 30 percent of Americans who have received a confirmed diagnosis of mesothelioma have a past history of serving in the United States military. Because of its heat-resistant and fireproofing properties, asbestos was widely used in naval shipyards and on military bases.
Mesothelioma and other asbestos-related diseases take between 20-50 years to manifest symptoms. Therefore, a great number of our military veterans are being found to have mesothelioma 20, 30, or even 40 years after their service was completed.
The Throneberry Law Group provides compassionate legal representation to veterans who formerly served in the United States Military and have received a positive diagnosis of mesothelioma or asbestosis. We work closely with each of our clients to get a complete history of their service in the military, and we use that information to track exposure to known sources of asbestos. This can help veterans receive VA benefits, as well as help us file suit for monetary compensation against manufacturers of asbestos-containing products.
U.S. Army Veterans and Asbestos Exposure
Veterans of the United States Army are at elevated risk of developing mesothelioma or one of the other asbestos-associated conditions. Even though it was prohibited from use in the army in the 1980s, asbestos can still be found in the ceiling tiles and wall insulation of a number of army barracks. Some of the U.S. Army veterans who are at risk of asbestos exposure include construction engineers, electricians, and firefighters.
U.S. Air Force Veterans and Asbestos Exposure
Many veterans of the United States Air Force were exposed to asbestos, which was used in a number of military vehicle parts, including brakes, gaskets, and insulation. The Air Force has even been determined to have used asbestos in its air-cooling systems.
U.S. Marine Corps Veterans and Asbestos Exposure
Marines faced the risk of being exposed to asbestos while on naval vessels as well as while on shore. Additionally, marines were at risk of being exposed to asbestos because they were often the first ones deployed to war zones, where asbestos might have been airborne.
U.S. Navy Veterans With Asbestosis and Other Asbestos-related Diseases
Asbestos was used frequently in shipyards, and although every navy veteran who served aboard a ship or in a shipbuilding yard may have come into contact with asbestos, the jobs with the highest risks include boiler room workers, pipefitting workers, construction workers, and maintenance workers.
Asbestos Exposure on Military Ships
Every ship that was built before the middle of the 1970s was contaminated with asbestos. We have successfully been able to trace mesothelioma to exposure to valve gaskets, boilers, nuclear reactors, wiring insulation, turbines, pumps, and other machinery used on navy ships.
At the Throneberry Law Group, we understand how urgent mesothelioma is and how important it is that you secure financial compensation to cover medical expenses and pain and suffering. We work hard to identify which stations veterans served at, when veterans served, and what machines or products were encountered by veterans while they served. We provide a no-cost consultation and will travel to you no matter where you live in the United States.