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Can I File A Lawsuit Against An Old Private Employer If I Also Apply For VA Mesothelioma Benefits In New Orleans?

Yes, many people experienced asbestos exposure in multiple jobs over the course of their working years, so mesothelioma cases often involve multiple defendants.

Additionally, applying for benefits like Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) or veteran’s benefits does not infringe your right to seek just compensation from other parties who may also have contributed to the development of the disease.

Many mesothelioma cases end up involving a claim for benefits with the VA, a claim against one or more other past employers, and claims against asbestos manufacturers.

Your case may go through the traditional lawsuit process, or you may make claims against an existing asbestos trust established by any of a number of companies whose use of asbestos had sickened large numbers of workers.


The multiple layers of a typical mesothelioma case make it imperative that you get experienced legal help to simplify the claims process and make sure that you’re maximizing your effort to hold all responsible parties accountable.

At The Gertler Law Firm, we’ve helped people in New Orleans facing a mesothelioma diagnosis for more than 35 years.

Call 504-581-6411 today for your free consultation with an experienced New Orleans mesothelioma lawyer.