Exposure to asbestos in the military can lead to mesothelioma

Did you know that veterans are at a higher risk of developing mesothelioma than others in the general population? This is the reality for veterans due to their exposure to asbestos on a more regular basis.

Today, veterans who develop this cancer can ask for compensation through the Veterans Association. Disability benefits can be awarded if you have an illness caused by coming into contact with asbestos. However, you'll need to show that:

  • You did not receive a dishonorable discharge
  • You did come into contact with asbestos while you were in the military

Disability benefits for veterans include compensation and health care coverage. To obtain these benefits, you'll have a few tasks including:

  • Providing records of your illness or disability
  • Providing service records that list the specialty or job that you had in the military
  • A statement from a medical professional that states there is a connection between your medical condition and exposure to asbestos

Which veterans are most likely to have come into contact with asbestos?

The people who most likely came into contact with asbestos during service include veterans who worked at:

  • Mines
  • Shipyards
  • Construction sites

If you believe that you've developed mesothelioma as a result of exposure to asbestos, you don't have to leave your case to fate. Your attorney can help you build a strong case with the evidence needed to get you compensation from the military. Your health was put on the line as a result of your service, so you should receive the medical care and compensation needed while you live with this disease.

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