Unfortunately, marine veterans may be at risk of developing asbestos-related diseases such as mesothelioma due to the military’s high use of asbestos during the 1940s through the 1970s.
Free Mesothelioma Case Evaluation: If you or a loved one is a marine corp veteran and has mesothelioma or other asbestos-related health condition, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to compensation by filing a lawsuit and we can help.
What’s the problem?
Marines are at risk of asbestos exposure because of the extensive use of asbestos in all types of products. Asbestos was used in insulation, pipes and wiring in all types of construction, from industrial to residential. At one time, the military had a mandate in place calling for the increased use of asbestos-containing products in their projects.
Marine units regularly worked together with Navy crews, utilizing Navy aircraft carriers as their base from which to fly fighter-bombers on ship to shore missions. As a result, they would live on these ships for the extent of the mission. This close-working affiliation between the Marines and the Navy puts Marine veterans at just as high of a risk of asbestos related illness as those veterans who served in the Navy. In fact, even Marines that never set foot on a Navy vessel are at risk of asbestos exposure. Asbestos was commonly used in the cement pipes, ceiling tiles and insulation in the barracks where Marines spent their time.
Military veterans and civilians with asbestos-related illnesses usually find themselves in difficult circumstances when trying to obtain help and compensation for their unnecessary illness. At the present time, mesothelioma is not readily acknowledged as a service-linked medical disorder. Veterans can apply for Veteran Affairs (VA) benefits for asbestos-related illness, but must supply evidence that their exposure happened at the time of their military service.
Do I have a Mesothelioma Lawsuit?
The Toxic Tort Litigation Group at our law firm is an experienced team of trial lawyers that focus exclusively on the representation of plaintiffs in asbestos-related mesothelioma lawsuits. We are handling individual litigation nationwide and currently accepting new cases in all 50 states.