Veterans of the U.S. military services are particularly at risk for mesothelioma because so much asbestos was used by the military. Throughout the 20th Century, the Navy and other branches of the military used asbestos products in ships, buildings, and other military facilities, and thousands of servicemen and women came into contact with asbestos fibers.
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What’s the problem?
Among all those individuals in the United States stricken with mesothelioma cancer, veterans represent the group of people with the highest rate of the disease. The reason why is simple. Asbestos, the only known cause of mesothelioma, was used by the U.S. military from the 1930’s to the late 1970’s for literally hundreds of applications.
It is now apparent that hundreds of thousands — perhaps millions — of veterans were exposed to the toxic material as part of their military service. Asbestos was present in many products used by military members and civilian contractors when they built military facilities and ships, or maintained military vehicles. Common asbestos-containing products included:
- Flooring products
- Steam pipes
- Hot water pipes
- Brakes and clutches
- Boilers, turbines, and generators
The branch of the service one served in does not matter. Asbestos was present in many locations owned or frequented by members of the U.S. Armed Forces. Because exposure was unavoidable for some, mesothelioma remains one of the most serious diseases affecting veterans, particularly those who served between World War II and the Vietnam Conflict.
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 mesothelioma lawsuits. We are handling individual litigation nationwide and currently accepting new cases in all 50 states.