Military Asbestos Exposure Lawyers
Every branch of the U.S. military has used asbestos for various purposes. As a result, active service members and veterans are at high risk of asbestos exposure, which can lead to severe illnesses like mesothelioma, asbestosis, and lung cancer. The Gori Law Firm advocates for victims of asbestos exposure, including military veterans. We’ve helped thousands of people secure justice, accountability, and compensation for their losses. Let us do the same for you.
Asbestos is a known carcinogen that was widely used in many products and materials within the U.S. military. Its fire-resistant properties made it attractive for insulation used in ships, barracks, hangars, shipyards, equipment, protective clothing, and more. However, military asbestos exposure can also have long-term health consequences for veterans, including mesothelioma, asbestosis, and lung cancer.
The Gori Law Firm represents veterans in asbestos litigation, and we can help you recover compensation to pay for your medical care, lost wages, and more. Our skilled attorneys have decades of experience fighting for mesothelioma victims, and we’ve won over $4 billion in verdicts and settlements for our clients. Contact us today to schedule a free consultation and explore your legal options.
Legal Help for Veterans With Mesothelioma
Veterans exposed to asbestos through work during military service face a high risk of later developing mesothelioma, asbestosis, and lung cancer. Since all U.S. service branches used asbestos for a wide variety of purposes, including shipbuilding, insulation, and piping, virtually all veterans may have been exposed. Their family members may also develop illnesses from secondary asbestos exposure.
The Gori Law Firm helps veterans obtain the compensation they need for medical care, lost wages, and more. Our attorneys can help you apply for assistance with the Department of Veterans Affairs, and we may also be able to seek compensation through asbestos litigation or a trust fund claim.
Who Is Eligible to File an Asbestos Exposure Lawsuit?
Anyone suffering from an asbestos-related illness can potentially file a legal claim. Individuals who may pursue asbestos litigation include:
The experienced attorneys at The Gori Law Firm can determine your eligibility to pursue a claim. No matter the circumstances, we are here to ensure you know your full legal rights and options.
Types of Claims for Military Asbestos Exposure
Victims of asbestos exposure in the military have several routes available toward legal compensation. Our mesothelioma attorneys can evaluate your case and determine which route makes the most sense for you.
Mesothelioma lawsuits allow veterans to pursue compensation from the manufacturers and distributors of the dangerous asbestos products that contributed to their illness. Importantly, you do not sue the U.S. military or government in a mesothelioma lawsuit. Instead, the experienced attorneys at The Gori Law Firm will target the companies responsible for the asbestos-containing materials that made you sick.
Asbestos Trust Fund Claims
Many asbestos companies declared bankruptcy as the dangers of asbestos became clear and people began developing mesothelioma and other asbestos-related illnesses. However, the courts forced many of these companies to establish asbestos trust funds for victims.
Today, billions of dollars are still held in trust for mesothelioma victims. The Gori Law Firm can evaluate your claim and determine whether you may be eligible for compensation from a mesothelioma trust fund.
Mesothelioma VA Benefits
Veterans can obtain VA disability compensation for asbestos exposure through the VA claims process. If approved, veterans receive a monthly check and access to medical services provided by the VA.
To obtain approval, you must prove you have service-connected disabilities or an asbestos-related illness caused by your time in the military. The attorneys at The Gori Law Firm can help you prepare your application and gather the evidence needed to substantiate your claim, including medical and service records.
Mesothelioma Settlements & Verdicts Can Help Pay for Treatment
The costs of mesothelioma treatment can be enormous. Besides costly medical treatment, you may also need money to pay for various other illness-related expenses. The compensation you receive from a mesothelioma lawsuit, VA claim, or trust fund claim can help you manage your costs so you can focus on your well-being and your family.
Typically, mesothelioma litigation is resolved through a settlement or court verdict. In a settlement, the responsible party agrees to compensate you in exchange for not being sued. If your case goes to trial, a court may award you a favorable verdict, requiring the defendant to pay damages instead.
The compensation you may be eligible for depends on the facts and circumstances of your case. Our attorneys can estimate your potential damages and work to maximize your compensation. Some of our mesothelioma settlements and verdicts for veterans include:
Asbestos Exposure and Mesothelioma in California
The first step of a mesothelioma lawsuit is finding a skilled legal team that understands the ins and outs of asbestos exposure law. Look no further. The Gori Law Firm has helped thousands of clients recover over $4 billion in compensation through settlements and verdicts. You can count on us to:
The Gori Law Firm takes a holistic approach to all mesothelioma lawsuits. We offer support services throughout the legal claims process, including medical and financial planning referrals. Throughout the life of your case, you’ll have a conscientious and compassionate team available to answer your questions.
Why Choose The Gori Law Firm?
The Gori Law Firm has extensive experience handling mesothelioma and asbestos litigation. Our decades of experience make us a formidable opponent to any asbestos company. We can offer you the following:
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Military Asbestos Lawsuit FAQs
Victims of military asbestos exposure often have many questions when starting a legal claim. Here are answers to some of the most common questions we receive from our clients.
When Did the Military Stop Using Asbestos?
The Environmental Protection Agency issued a 1989 ruling banning most uses of asbestos. However, veterans whose work involves maintenance or removal of asbestos-containing materials may still be at high risk of asbestos exposure, even if their service was recent.
I Served in the Armed Forces, But I’m Not Sure How I Was Exposed to Asbestos. What Should I Do?
Don’t worry. The mesothelioma attorneys at The Gori Law Firm can review your military service records and determine potential means of asbestos exposure. Even if your military service didn’t require direct handling of asbestos, you may still have been inadvertently exposed. For example, many ships, barracks, and common areas used insulation containing asbestos, and protective materials or clothing you touched may also have contained asbestos.
What Branches of the Military Used Asbestos?
Every military branch, including the Army, Air Force, Marines, Navy, and Coast Guard, used asbestos for various purposes. Regardless of which branch you served in, you likely came in contact with asbestos during your service at some point. If in doubt, seek help from medical and legal professionals.
Who Will My Veteran Mesothelioma Lawsuit Be Filed Against?
The Gori Law Firm can help you obtain VA disability benefits and seek compensation from at-fault asbestos manufacturers and distributors. Mesothelioma lawsuits are typically not filed against the military or the government.
Will Filing a Veteran’s Mesothelioma Lawsuit Affect My Disability Benefits?
No. Seeking additional compensation through a mesothelioma lawsuit against an at-fault asbestos company will not impact your current or future VA disability benefits.