Three Facts Every Veteran With Mesothelioma Should Know

#1 Veterans Are the Group Most Effected By Mesothelioma

Veterans account for approximately 1/3 of all diagnoses in the United States more than any other group with asbestos exposure. Navy veterans are especially at risk. The construction, demolition, repair or renovation of ships – or naval buildings on land exposed sailors to disturbed dangerous asbestos particles. While operating on a ship the most dangerous portions of the ship with respect to asbestos exposure included the engine boiler rooms as well as the pump room.

#2 Most Vets with Mesothelioma Qualify for VA Disability Compensation

The Veterans Administration openly acknowledges that asbestos is the only cause of mesothelioma. Because exposures to asbestos occurred during your tour of duty you may be eligible for a tax free benefit of up to $2,900 per month for single vets and up to $3,000 for married vets. The VA benefits you are owed by the government would be in addition to any claims against private companies who manufactured the asbestos products you were exposed to.

#3 Asbestos Exposure Does Not Have To be Service Related to Be Eligible for government benefits.

Many veterans don’t believe that their exposure can be traced back their time in service and therefore don’t seek to recover the VA benefits that they are owed. The truth is that it is impossible to trace the exact exposure which ultimately led to mesothelioma. The only thing we know for sure is that your mesothelioma was caused by an exposure to asbestos. Therefore even if you believe your exposure occurred after serving your country, you may still be eligible for VA benefits.

The Paul Law Firm advocates for victims of asbestos-related diseases. If you or a loved one is suffering from mesothelioma, call the Paul Law Firm. With over 2.5 billion dollars collected for victims of asbestos exposure, we have the knowledge and the experience to fight for you. We also understand that fighting doesn’t just happen in the courtroom. It also happens in a lab where we are fighting for a cure. Check out the Mesothelioma Research Foundation of America here.

Call us today at 1-855 88 LEGAL (885-3425) or contact us online to discuss your case with one of our experienced mesothelioma lawyers