Our brave service members who volunteered their services — or were drafted to fight — for our country deserve to be honored for their service and sacrifice. Yet for some, the reward they are left with is a case of mesothelioma from exposure to asbestos while serving in the military.
It’s a slap in the face to our country’s veterans that now, 20 or 30 years after they enlisted and carried out their duties, they are diagnosed with an almost universally fatal disease that is also completely preventable.
All five branches of the armed services — the Army, Marines, Navy, Coast Guard and Air Force — subjected service members to deadly asbestos exposures as recently as the 1980s. Asbestos was commonly used in the construction industry, power plants, military vehicles and aircraft, as well as in hundreds of products that service personnel either came into contact with or used on a daily basis.
What does all of this mean for suffering and sick veterans and their families? The attorneys at The Gori Law Firm have assisted veterans with seeking out treatment options for mesothelioma and other asbestos-related conditions such as asbestosis. We work in conjunction with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs to help our clients and their family members stand up to the corporate entities that were responsible for supplying asbestos-containing materials that have exposed so many dedicated veterans to these insidious malignancies.
While our firm has its home base here in Madison County, Illinois, we operate satellite offices at different locations around the country and are able to litigate cases anywhere in the United States.