Coast Guard and Asbestos Mesothelioma Exposure Risks

There are relatively few mesothelioma cases diagnosed in Coast Guard veterans annually. This because the Coast Guard is a relatively small branch of the US military. However, Coast Guard veterans still have a high risk of asbestos exposure and mesothelioma. Asbestos was heavily used in Coast Guard vessels because it was useful for insulating and… Read More »

Marines Military Veterans and Asbestos Mesothelioma Risks

The United States Marine Corps is known for being the tip of the spear of US military operations. But Marines are as susceptible to the dangers of asbestos as other military members. Asbestos was used in many parts of the Marine Corps from the 1930s until 1980. Asbestos was commonly used in aircraft, ships, buildings,… Read More »

Mesothelioma in Veterans Exposed to Asbestos

As a veteran, you’ve done a lot for your country. You’ve offered your youth, spent time away from home, perhaps a mobile lifestyle, missing births and birthdays, undergoing emotional and physical trauma, and otherwise sacrificing for your fellow Americans. It is therefore difficult to learn, years or decades after your service has ended, that you’ve… Read More »

Veterans VA Mesothelioma Claims & Benefits

As a veteran or the family member of someone who served in the armed forces, you have given enough to this country. From protecting Americans here on home soil to doing tours overseas, military service comes with a huge physical and emotional toll – and that’s before a devastating disease such as mesothelioma. If you… Read More »

Vietnam War Veterans and Asbestos-Related Disease Risks

During the Vietnam War, the United States military used asbestos extensively. Toward the conclusion of the war, new regulations forced corporations involved in the war effort to decrease their asbestos use greatly. By this time, however, it was too late for many military members who had been exposed to the deadly substance. Many Vietnam War… Read More »

Air Force Veterans and Asbestos Exposure Related Disease Risks

In recent years, the US Air Force has made major efforts to reduce asbestos exposure among its workforce. But Air Force veterans still are at risk of getting mesothelioma because of the high degree to which the toxic substance was used in the military for decades. The Air Face used asbestos for many purposes, due… Read More »

Army Military Veterans and Asbestos Mesothelioma Risks

It is common for US Army veterans to have been exposed to asbestos in their service, and develop mesothelioma later in life. Some in the Army today may still be exposed to asbestos, including those who have served in Iraq and other nations that still use high quantities of asbestos in construction. Even as late… Read More »

Navy Ships, Destroyers & Shipyards Lung Disease from Asbestos Exposure

Many current and former members of the US Navy were exposed to high levels of asbestos during their service. Most Navy vessels built before 1980 were full of asbestos. Exposure to the toxic material on Navy ships causes many veterans to develop mesothelioma decades later. People who developed mesothelioma during their military service have a… Read More »

USS Charles R. Ware Ship & Asbestos Exposure

If you or a loved one has suffered from mesothelioma, you are understandably devastated. You’re confused, you’re angry, you’re unsure how this could happen to you. Especially since the vast majority of mesothelioma causes occurred on job sites run by other people – people who were supposed to protect you and yours – it is… Read More »