Veterans & Mesothelioma
The services provided by our nation’s armed forces have allowed our country to grow and prosper and our citizens to enjoy the rights and freedoms upon which America was founded. Those who put their lives on the line in both battle and on U.S. military bases throughout the world should be commended for their service and supported during their time of need. This holds true for the numerous military veterans who have suffered from mesothelioma.
A significant number of veterans have been diagnosed with malignant mesothelioma. This is because asbestos was used heavily by the U.S. military in hundreds of applications. Frequent and long-term exposure to harmful asbestos fibers was unavoidable for many military members, especially for those who served during World War II, the Korean Conflict, and the Vietnam Conflict.
The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) does provide some assistance to veterans who have been diagnosed with mesothelioma. In order to obtain compensation, veterans must show proof that their disease is asbestos-related and that exposure occurred during their military service.
Representing Veterans Throughout Maryland
The VA has been highly selective with these claims, and many veterans and families find the process needed to obtain compensation to be overwhelming, especially at times when they are still reeling from the physical, emotional and financial impact caused by their disease. At Peter Angelos Law, our mesothelioma lawyers are prepared to handle your VA claim, or other claims against asbestos manufacturers, suppliers and installers. By guiding you through this complex legal maze and using our experience to resolve the legal matters involved, we can work toward recovering the costs of your medical bills, lost wages and other damages you may have experienced.
If you or a loved one is a military veteran, believe you may have been exposed to asbestos, or are suffering from mesothelioma, our mesothelioma attorneys are here to help. Contact us to schedule a no-cost consultation.