Yes, the men and women who served our country in Iraq, Afghanistan, and other conflict zones are considered to be at higher risk for service-related asbestos exposure.
Because combat frequently involves damage or destruction of buildings, and older buildings include a number of components that were made with asbestos, people in combat zones are frequently exposed to significant levels of airborne asbestos.
It’s a cruel turn of fate that our veterans, having survived war in defense of America’s ideals, may develop battlefield-related diseases later on, even decades later.
For this reason, the VA has set aside special benefits to help vets who’ve suffered injury from exposure to asbestos during their time in the service, whether in combat, occupationally, or otherwise.
The claims process to obtain the benefits you’ve earned can be arduous, and VA requires high standards of evidence as it reviews every claims application.
If you’ve developed mesothelioma, asbestosis, or another asbestos-related disease after serving your country in uniform, get help to get the benefits you’ve earned.
Call The Gertler Law Firm today at 504-581-6411 today to talk to an experienced New Orleans asbestos injury attorney who can help expedite your claims process with the VA.