Personal Injury Lawyer For Veterans With Mesothelioma And Asbestos Exposure In Louisiana
Many Louisiana veterans may be at higher risk for mesothelioma and asbestos exposure than those who never served, with some military occupations having a higher risk than others.
Those who worked in motor pools, aircraft maintenance, and construction may have been exposed to dangerously high levels of asbestos during their time in the service, and many Naval personnel suffered chronic asbestos exposure simply as a feature of serving aboard ships in the years and decades before tougher regulations came into play into the 1980s.
Asbestos is a naturally occurring mineral that is uniquely resistant to heat and flame, so it found use in hundreds of applications where the risk of damage or injury from heat or fire was substantial.
Some of these were mechanical, as with mechanical brakes and clutch assemblies, while others were industrial, as with boiler wrappings, gaskets in pipes, and fireproof safety clothing like gloves and aprons.
Even residential construction in the decades prior to the 1980s featured asbestos in everything from floor and ceiling tiles to shingles, drywall, and adhesives and tapes.
Lawsuit Compensation And Benefits For Veterans Who Have Been Diagnosed With Mesothelioma
For military veterans in specialties like pipefitting, plumbing, roofing, motor pools, aircraft maintenance, and shipbuilding, especially those who worked in those occupations before the 1980s, you should talk to your doctor about your history of likely asbestos exposure.
If you’re a Louisiana veteran who has been diagnosed with mesothelioma, the attorneys at The Gertler Law Firm can help make sure that your family is protected.
We can ensure that your VA benefits application is thorough and complete the first time so you can avoid a lengthy appeals process, and see to it that your family has all the resources it needs during this time.
Call us today at 504-581-6411 for a free consultation with an experienced Louisiana mesothelioma attorney.