U.S. Military Personnel With Mesothelioma May Seek Asbestos Compensation
U.S. military veterans, including retired military personnel, are at risk of contracting mesothelioma or lung cancer due to their exposure to asbestos while serving on army bases, in motor pools, as part of tank units, as well as other occupations.
There is no cure for mesothelioma, but asbestos compensation can be sought from the parties responsible for placing the deadly substance in their products.
From the 1930s to the mid 1970s, thousands of tons of asbestos went into all types of construction and maintenance projects within the military. Asbestos was commonly used in the gaskets, brakes, and clutches for many military vehicles.
It was also used as a building material in army base structures, mostly as floor covering or as part of cement mixtures, as well as in the building’s plumbing.
Many veterans were also exposed to it from frayed materials, insulation or overheads.
Since mesothelioma has a latency period of several decades, people are still contracting the disease due to exposure that took place more than 20 years ago.
Many who worked in the military have come forward to say their work environment led to a diagnosis of mesothelioma, asbestosis or lung cancer from asbestos.
If this has been your experience, our asbestos lawyers may be able to help you receive compensation for your health problems.
For over two decades, Weitz & Luxenberg P.C. has handled some of the most legally complicated and groundbreaking asbestos litigation in the country, winning many millions of dollars in verdicts and settlements along the way.
Men and women diagnosed with mesothelioma or lung cancer caused by asbestos exposure or secondary exposure may be entitled to compensation from the companies responsible for their disease.
If you would like a free consultation or more information about your legal options, please complete the form on this page, and a representative of our law firm will contact you as soon as possible.