Florida Veterans and Mesothelioma
Mesothelioma is a rare and deadly form of cancer that is caused primarily by exposure to asbestos. Unfortunately, millions of United States military veterans were exposed to asbestos during their service. According to the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs, there are more than 25 million living U.S. Armed Forces veterans living in the United States today. Estimates show that many thousands of these veterans suffered asbestos exposure during their tours of duty. A Florida asbestos mesothelioma lawyer can help victims file a lawsuit to pursue compensation for the cost of care and other damages.
If you or someone you love has been diagnosed with mesothelioma, our Florida mesothelioma lawyers may be able to help you and your family pursue compensation. For a free asbestos mesothelioma claim evaluation, contact our Florida mesothelioma law firm. We offer:
- Free consultation with an experienced Florida mesothelioma lawyer
- No attorney fees unless you recover money
- Hospital and home visits with an attorney anywhere in Florida
- Convenient office locations throughout Florida
- A long-standing record of favorable verdicts and settlements in Florida
Florida Veterans and Asbestos Exposure
Asbestos is a mineral that was historically prized for its heat resistance and insulation properties. Because asbestos was affordable and highly effective, it was used widely by every branch of the military. Asbestos was mainly used by the military as insulation for ships, vehicles, military housing, base buildings, tanks and airplanes.
As a result of the high level of regular and prolonged exposure to asbestos suffered by American veterans, many Florida veterans now suffer from mesothelioma, a disease that is caused by asbestos exposure. Learn more about Florida veterans' asbestos exposure and mesothelioma:
- Florida Military Bases
- Florida Aircraft Carriers
- Florida Destroyers
- Florida Merchant Marine
- Medical Support for Florida Veterans
- Legal Support for Florida Veterans
- Veteran Treatment Centers in Florida
V.A. Mesothelioma Benefits for Florida Veterans
Because of the high rates of mesothelioma amongst U.S. Veterans, the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs has recognized mesothelioma, asbestos, and other asbestos diseases as service-related medical conditions. As such, veterans are eligible to apply for Veteran Affairs (VA) benefits to pay for mesothelioma treatment. Florida veterans are also entitled to free testing to ascertain the severity and repercussions of their asbestos exposure.
Just because a mesothelioma veteran applies for V.A. assistance with the cost of treatment does not mean that his or her application will be accepted. Unfortunately, the application process for Veterans mesothelioma benefits is complicated and arduous, and many veterans find that their applications are denied. If you are a Florida veteran with mesothelioma, a lawyer from our firm can assist you with the V.A. benefits claims process and can guide you through the system to obtain your Florida veteran mesothelioma treatment as a result of your military exposure to asbestos.
Contact a Lawyer for Florida Veterans with Mesothelioma
Mesothelioma has a long latency period, so many Florida veterans can be diagnosed with mesothelioma decades after their service to our country has ended. If you or someone you love is a Florida veteran with mesothelioma, asbestosis, or another asbestos-related disease, a Florida veterans' mesothelioma lawyer from our firm can help you pursue compensation. We have a deep respect for the brave men and women who protect our country, and we consider it our duty to represent Florida veterans in the fight to recover mesothelioma compensation for medical bills and other damages. Florida veterans with mesothelioma are encouraged to contact us today for a free legal consultation with a Florida mesothelioma lawyer for veterans.