Army veterans who served their country joined because they wanted to contribute to the protection of the U.S. may have faced significant struggles unique to the military. While they may have been prepared for those hardships, they may have been exposed to something that would cause unexpected hardship later. If they were exposed to asbestos during their time in the army, they may be dealing with adverse health effects now. Asbestos exposure can lead to a mesothelioma diagnosis—which is devastating news to the veteran and their loved ones. If this has occurred, know that you don’t have to go through this alone. Our lawyers are familiar with the connection between Army veterans and mesothelioma. We can help you get the justice you deserve.
Frost Law Firm, PC advocates for those who have been diagnosed with mesothelioma. There’s a strong chance your diagnosis is the result of asbestos exposure. The exposure to asbestos could have happened because of the negligent actions of another party—such as not giving you the proper tools and equipment to be in an environment that contained asbestos. When you inhale the fibers, they settle in your system and begin causing serious health problems. Let’s take a look at how Army veterans could have been exposed to asbestos.
How Could Army Veterans Develop Mesothelioma?
Asbestos was commonly used in the Armed Forces between the 1930s up until the early 1980s. This provides a large timeframe where many people could have been exposed to asbestos. If veterans were in buildings with asbestos, such as where they slept or ate, or worked with asbestos-containing materials, like construction materials, then they could have faced exposure over a long period of time. Mechanics and construction workers may have become exposed because they were working closely with asbestos-containing materials. Asbestos worked effectively as an insulator and is fireproof. Before the negative health effects of asbestos were discovered, workers may have been around this material regularly and without the knowledge of how deadly it can be.
It’s important to understand how exposure happens. When a material that contains asbestos is disturbed, asbestos spores get into the air. When the spores are in the air, people can breathe them in and they can settle on the person’s skin, hair, and clothes for hours. Asbestos spores can also settle on food and can be ingested.
Asbestos exposure may not be immediately apparent when it happens. Over time, the asbestos fibers will develop cancerous cells and form a tumor. When this happens, you may begin to notice symptoms that indicate something isn’t right. After you receive this diagnosis, you may wonder who you can turn to and what you can do about it.
Army Veterans Deserve Justice
There are different types of mesothelioma and treatment options. Your doctor will pick the best one for you. Typically, treating mesothelioma depends on where it is and when you catch it. While discovering mesothelioma in the early stages can be rare, your doctor may give you treatment that will help prevent the cancer from spreading and help prolong your life. In addition to this, there is a palliative aspect to the treatment to help mitigate pain. If the mesothelioma is in advanced stages, there may not be as many treatment options available and your doctor may focus on palliative care.
No matter what kind of treatment you’re looking at, you may wonder how you’re going to afford the medical care you need. Visiting doctors, undergoing procedures and treatments, and taking medication can result in significant expenses. You shouldn’t have to worry about how you’re going to afford treatment and keep up with your other responsibilities. It’s important for this time to be about you getting treatment and being with your loved ones—not worrying about bills and payments.
As an Army veteran, you have many options that can help you get the care you deserve. When seeking these options, it’s important to have experienced representation on your side. Frost Law Firm, PC protects the rights of those who have been harmed by asbestos exposure. We can also be at your side and protect your rights so you can get the benefits and recovery you deserve.
Get the Representation You Need
The lawyers at Frost Law Firm, PC understand the gravity of a mesothelioma diagnosis. While this diagnosis can be unexpected and difficult to come to terms with, our lawyers are here to help you secure your financial future so you can focus on your health and family. While mesothelioma patients can take action through a personal injury claim, Army veterans can do this and also apply for disability benefits. Our Hawaii mesothelioma lawyers can help you gather everything you need so you can apply with the items necessary to get your claim approved.
We understand the sacrifice many brave members of the country made when they served. While we cannot undo the diagnosis, we can help you with your legal matters so you aren’t overwhelmed with what you have to do to file a claim. We’ll make sure everything is filed properly and on time so nothing can jeopardize your claim. Frost Law Firm, PC believes in diligently and fiercely working to get our clients the results they deserve. We’re ready to fight for you to get maximum compensation for your illness.
When seeking a personal injury claim, there are given time limits set on them called a statute of limitations. It’s important to contact a lawyer as soon as possible so you do not miss this time—as filing after the statute may result in ineligibility for compensation. Call our office today so we can start fighting for you.