Are you a United States military veteran? If so, you are at risk for developing an asbestos-related disease in your lifetime, due to exposure during your time of service. Every branch of the military utilized asbestos in one way or another, and veterans are some of those most at risk for diseases like mesothelioma.
Veterans who have been diagnosed with mesothelioma are often interested in fighting for the justice they deserve against those responsible for their conditions.
It is important to understand the options that veterans have after a mesothelioma diagnosis has been made. You can see detailed options on the Justice for Veterans section on our website, but here is an overview:
After diagnosis, a veteran may have the opportunity to file a lawsuit against those responsible for their exposure. This is often the manufacturers of asbestos products that were handled on the job. An experienced asbestos attorney can help determine if a veteran is a valid legal claim.
Filing a disability claim through the U.S. Department of Veterans’ Affairs (VA) is another option for veterans. Again, an experienced asbestos attorney can help guide veterans through this often-confusing task.
Our Justice for Veterans page will help you better understand the options you have if you are a United States veteran diagnosed with mesothelioma.