Legal options for Navy veterans diagnosed with mesothelioma

On Behalf of | May 31, 2024 | Mesothelioma |

Navy veterans diagnosed with mesothelioma face unique challenges. Exposure to asbestos during service often causes this cancer. The costs of treatment can be significant. However, there are legal options available to Navy veterans that you can use to defend your rights and earn just compensation.

Understanding mesothelioma and its causes

Mesothelioma is a rare cancer that affects the lining of the lungs, abdomen, or heart. Navy veterans are at high risk because ships and submarines use asbestos for insulation and fireproofing. Asbestos exposure often happens in engine rooms, boiler rooms, and other confined spaces.

Legal options for navy veterans

If you are a veteran diagnosed with mesothelioma, you may be eligible for benefits from the Department of Veterans Affairs, including disability compensation and healthcare. To qualify, you must demonstrate that your asbestos exposure occurred during military service. Additionally, you have the option to file a lawsuit against companies that provide asbestos-containing materials.

Many of these companies were aware of the risks associated with asbestos but failed to inform their employees. A successful lawsuit can provide compensation for medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering.

Relevant Georgia law

Georgia law allows veterans to file personal injury lawsuits within two years of a mesothelioma diagnosis. Contact the Georgia Department of Veterans Service for additional support and resources.

Seeking justice and support

Navy veterans with mesothelioma have several legal options to seek justice and compensation. By understanding these options and taking action, you can get your life back on track after your diagnosis.