Louisville provided the perfect location for yet another successful sponsorship and exhibition at the VFW National Convention. Approximately 10,000 VFW and Ladies Auxiliary members attended the five-day convention that took place in Kentucky on July 20-24, 2013.
Hundreds of convention attendees stopped by the Sokolove Law booth to ask questions and get information about the link between veterans and mesothelioma. The Sokolove Law team met veterans from all military branches who served in WWII, Korea, and Vietnam and came to learn that the term “triple dipper describes someone who served in all three conflicts.
This convention was particularly meaningful for the VFW Ladies Auxiliary, which celebrates its 100th anniversary as an organization this year.
Highlights of the convention for the Sokolove team included meeting veterans one-on-one and getting to thank them in-person for their service, listening to the guest speakers, and watching the ceremonies.
Sokolove Law Managing Attorney Ricky LeBlanc’s presentation at the Health Fair about the link between veterans and asbestos exposure was well received. Attorney LeBlanc educated the audience about the health dangers caused by heavy exposure to asbestos-laden products and materials in the military, noting that since symptoms of mesothelioma may not emerge for 20 to 40 years, many veterans are still being diagnosed with life-threatening diseases that are the result of asbestos exposure decades ago.
In addition, presentation attendees learned that their VA rights are not impacted by an asbestos claim. In fact, any mesothelioma lawsuit they pursue will not be against the government or the military, but instead against the manufacturers of the asbestos products that were responsible for the exposure.
Sokolove Law thanks veterans for their service and is committed to helping all those who have been diagnosed with mesothelioma due to asbestos exposure.
Download our Information on Mesothelioma for Veterans flyer with helpful resources to better educate yourself, or distribute at your post.