Receiving a diagnosis as a consequence of military asbestos exposure is undoubtedly devastating, as the majority of veterans are elderly and the disease may take a heavy toll on their health.
However, a sliver of hope is that veterans can recover financial compensation if they were injured by asbestos exposure, which is possible with the assistance of a lawyer whose main area of practice is toxic exposure.
There are multiple sources of compensation for veterans whose health was affected by asbestos exposure, such as:
It is important to know that, as a veteran, you are entitled to compensation from all of these sources. Your asbestos claim will be filed with the asbestos trust funds of the companies whose dangerous products you worked with in the military, which will provide you with a percentage of the total amount of compensation you are eligible for. If multiple companies are responsible for your asbestos exposure, your claim will be filed with each and every asbestos trust fund set up by them so that you can benefit from the maximum compensation available.
The companies that manufactured asbestos products in the past but are still active today are another source of compensation for veterans injured by asbestos exposure. While recovering compensation from these companies entails a more challenging process, it is definitely possible with the help of a specialized attorney. We cannot stress enough the importance of working with a lawyer whose primary area of practice is toxic exposure if you are a victim of asbestos exposure, since only they have the necessary knowledge and experience to help you obtain the money you deserve.
Finally, the VA will also offer you compensation if you are a veteran who developed a disease as a result of military asbestos exposure. They will carefully evaluate the severity of your diagnosis and subsequently assign you a disability rating. Afterward, they will give you financial compensation in the form of monthly installments. If you have mesothelioma, the sum of money you will receive every month will be approximately $3,000. Nevertheless, if you have a less severe diagnosis, such as pleural plaques, diffuse pleural thickening, or pulmonary fibrosis, you will receive less, but the compensation will still come in handy, so we strongly encourage you to seek VA compensation.
For over 35 years, our team of professionals has been evaluating personal injury and product liability claims and is ready to provide you with quality assistance. We will thoroughly assess your situation to determine whether you are eligible for filing a claim if you were injured by asbestos exposure. The only documents we will need from you are your military and medical records, which our experts will carefully evaluate to eventually let you know if you qualify for compensation as a veteran.
If you are eligible for compensation, we will promptly guide you to a lawyer who specializes in toxic exposure so that you can benefit from the financial compensation you deserve for your suffering. They will further help you with the legal process by taking care of the majority of aspects on your behalf, which will allow you to continue focusing on your health and treatment.