Mesothelioma & the Military
Dallas Mesothelioma Attorney Serving Veterans
Military veterans—particularly veterans who served between World War II and the Vietnam War—are at an elevated risk for developing mesothelioma as a result of their exposure to high levels of asbestos contamination. Unfortunately, due to the limitations imposed on veterans, obtaining compensation for medical treatment and suffering is challenging.
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Helping Military Personnel Obtain Benefits for
The federal government is immune to claims filed by veterans involving negligent exposure to asbestos that caused a veteran's mesothelioma or other asbestos diseases. Rather, veterans must pursue veteran’s benefits or other sources of liability. Our Dallas mesothelioma lawyers at Crain Lewis Brogdon, LLP, help veterans pursue the VA disability benefits to which they are entitled. Additionally, we thoroughly investigate other sources of financial responsibility, such as product manufacturers and suppliers that provided materials containing asbestos to the government.
Veterans at Risk of Developing Mesothelioma
Because asbestos is resistant to heat, fire, water damage, and erosion, it was used in virtually every manner possible in battleships, cruisers, destroyer ships, destroyer escorts, submarines, and other naval ships between 1930 and 1970. As a result, sailors and shipyard workers who served during this time are at high risk of developing mesothelioma due to their asbestos exposure.
Asbestos was primarily used for insulation and fireproofing. Examples of products and materials used by the Navy that contained asbestos include:
- Joint compound
- High temperature gaskets
- Cement and cement pipes
- Boiler insulation and other insulation materials
Contact an Experienced Personal Injury Law Firm in Texas
Contact a Dallas personal injury attorney at Crain Lewis Brogdon, LLP for more information about asbestos exposure in the military and what to do if you have been diagnosed with mesothelioma. We can present the facts of your case and fight for compensation that provides for your past and present medical costs, pain and suffering, and lost wages.
Call (214) 301-5007 to schedule a free consultation with Crain Lewis Brogdon, LLP. Let us get you the answers you need.