Sadly, many who protected our country by serving in the U.S. Navy or Armed Forces now face a severe risk of developing asbestos-related complications (such as mesothelioma or lung cancer) due to how frequently asbestos was used in many areas of the military, such as ships, cars, tanks, aircraft, military housing, and other areas. These products were around for over 100 years until word finally got out in the 1980s.
However, because symptoms related to asbestos exposure can take 20-50 years to show up, those who served prior to 1980 are now dealing with a variety of health problems because of it; especially those who served between 1940 and 1980 in the Navy due to personnel building and maintaining warships, where asbestos was frequently used for insulation and for piping and related fixtures.
The Throneberry Law Group provides sympathetic legal representation to veterans who are now suffering due to asbestos exposure. We work closely with all of our clients to understand their history and how they were exposed. This can help veterans receive benefits, cover their medical bills, and bring justice for any pain and suffering. Contact us today for a free consultation.
Prolific Use of Asbestos
Veterans who worked in many capacities are at risk—not just those who were mechanics or industrial workers—but electricians, construction workers, demolition workers, vehicle repair technicians, and especially those who worked in shipyards, as they were filled with asbestos-containing materials.
Veterans have access to specific benefits for illnesses related to asbestos exposure because the Veterans Administration recognizes mesothelioma (and other health issues related to asbestos exposure) as service-related medical conditions. Disability benefits are also available to some veterans who have developed mesothelioma and their dependents.
Treatment Centers & Legal Help
There are also a variety of treatment centers available for those who have mesothelioma, and veterans are also able to participate in clinical trials for experimental treatments such as immunotherapy. An attorney experienced in mesothelioma and related claims can help ensure that you make the proper case that your disease is related to your time in the military service or, if your claim has been denied, we can help you with your appeal.
We at the Throneberry Law Group have been zealously representing mesothelioma victims exclusively since 2003—ever since Michael Throneberry’s own father was diagnosed with the disease and he became determined to fight for victims’ rights. Our mesothelioma attorneys help clients and families gain access to the compensation and justice that they deserve. Contact us today for a free consultation so that we can start helping you.