Veterans and Mesothelioma
Veterans of any branch of the United States military have offered brave, selfless service to the country. Sadly, in performing certain duties, many veterans were exposed to asbestos, which is a toxic, carcinogenic substance. Asbestos was widely used on ships and other military vessels before it was banned in 1979. When the mineral’s fibers are inhaled, they can cause permanent damage to a person’s lungs. Mesothelioma is an aggressive and rare form of cancer that has been linked to asbestos exposure, yet because it takes decades for the condition to be diagnosable there is typically little that can be done to identify the source of exposure.
For veterans who are diagnosed with mesothelioma, it is often somewhat easier to determine the source of exposure as many specific duties placed servicemen and women in direct contact with asbestos. The experienced mesothelioma veterans attorneys of Chenkin Law Firm can help you to determine whether you may be able to seek compensation for your medical bills and other considerations if you are suffering with mesothelioma. Contact us at (800) 721-7472 to learn more.
Serving the country in the military comes with inherent risk, but many veterans were unknowingly exposed to hidden dangers when working in certain capacities where asbestos was present. Those whose service involved the following are more likely than others to have been exposed:
- Piping / Plumbing
- Siding and tiling
If you are a U.S. veteran who was exposed to asbestos while serving the country and have now been diagnosed with mesothelioma, contact the experienced mesothelioma lawyers of Chenkin Law Firm by calling (800) 721-7472 today.