Military Asbestos Exposure
If you have ever served in the military, you may have been exposed to asbestos, even if you didn’t realize it. Asbestos products were used extensively in all branches of the military, most prevalently in the Navy, prior to the 1980s. Its resistance to heat, flame, chemicals and electricity was ideal for military use in ships, insulation, cement, caulking, flooring, roofing, plumbing systems, vehicles, fire doors and other fireproof materials.
During and following WWII, asbestos products were widespread in the Navy, Army, Air Force, Marines, Coast Guard and Merchant Marine. As recently as the Iraq war, military personnel and defense contractors have been exposed to asbestos. Many of the countries our servicemen and servicewomen serve in have been using asbestos materials for construction and insulation for years.
Dangers of Asbestos Exposure
When asbestos is damaged, it releases dust. Invisible asbestos fibers attach to the membranes of lungs and other internal organs, eventually causing cancerous cells to rapidly produce in the mesothelial membrane that lines most of our organs.
Asbestos-related diseases usually take years and often decades to show signs and symptoms. It is important that you seek evaluation from an expert medical professional for diagnosis related to the following diseases:
Representation Specifically Tailored to Military Veterans
At Goldenberg Heller & Antognoli, P.C., Madison County-based attorneys are familiar with the unique needs of veterans and how to recover the necessary compensation for injuries. Veterans may seek compensation directly from manufacturers of asbestos products supplied to the military.
Our Edwardsville, Illinois, law firm has more than 25 years of experience handling asbestos cases, and we pride ourselves on achieving prompt results for our clients, working efficiently to avoid delays.
Our extensive database of asbestos defendants, cases and evidence from throughout the country helps our clients identify when and where military asbestos exposure occurred.
We represent people across the U.S., visiting clients in their homes and aggressively litigating cases. We offer free case evaluations and personalized services.
Contact Our Military Asbestosis and Mesothelioma Lawyers
We honor the service of military veterans and individuals employed by defense contractors. We can help victims and their families obtain just compensation in a wide variety of asbestos-related disease and condition claims. Contact us today at 618-656-5150 or toll free at 800-782-8492.