Sokolove Law will return once again as an exhibitor and sponsor of the VFW National Convention July 18-22 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The Sokolove Law team is privileged to have the opportunity to talk to veterans and spread the word about the health dangers of asbestos exposure, the symptoms of mesothelioma, and veteran legal rights.
Over 11,000 VFW and Ladies Auxiliary members are expected to attend this five-day event in “the Steel City.” Events planned include Finance and Health Workshops, VFW Health Fair, Gold Star Families Reception, Annual Memorial Service, exhibits and committee meetings.
If you are planning to attend the convention, we invite you to stop by booth #711 — meet our team, and pick up some helpful resources to better educate yourself or to distribute at your local post. Sokolove Law will also be presenting daily at the convention Health Workshop in room #330 on level 3 of the David L. Lawrence Convention Center. The focus of the presentation will be on the health dangers of asbestos exposure and veteran legal rights.
Today, thousands of U.S. veterans are fighting a battle that they never imagined — the one against mesothelioma and other serious diseases caused by asbestos exposure. Veterans are at a significantly higher risk of developing this cancer due to the past use of asbestos-containing products in every branch of the U.S. military.
For much of the 20th century, manufacturers used asbestos in products that were part of the construction of U.S. Navy vessels and military bases — even though these companies knew that the material posed terrible health risks to anyone working around asbestos and potentially inhaling its tiny fibers. In fact, approximately one-third of mesothelioma cases have been shown to involve U.S. Navy or shipyard exposures.
Sokolove Law thanks veterans for their service and is committed to helping veterans who have been diagnosed with mesothelioma and other asbestos-related diseases.