Honoring Our Veterans This Independence Day

by Sokolove Law

Today, Sokolove Law honors the men and women in uniform who continue to protect our freedom, as well as the veterans who have served our nation in peacetime and in wartime. Thank you for your service.

Veterans endured the rigors of training and combat. At the same time, many were exposed to asbestos. Asbestos-containing products were used in every branch of the military. In fact, Navy or shipyard exposures are involved in 33% of mesothelioma cases. Mesothelioma is a deadly cancer that is caused by asbestos exposure.

Manufacturers used asbestos in military hardware, protective gear, and construction materials. The U.S. government relied on these products to build, repair, and run military bases, ships, airplanes, and more. Barracks, mess halls, and shipyards are just a few of the places where these dangerous products could be found.

Manufacturers knew — and hid —the risks of asbestos exposure. They chose profits over the health and well-being of those who served in the armed forces. Now, 20-50 years later, veterans are being diagnosed with mesothelioma.

If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with mesothelioma, Sokolove Law may be able to help you get justice and compensation from the manufacturers responsible for your asbestos exposure. Mesothelioma lawsuits are filed against manufacturers — not the U.S. government or the military. Filing an asbestos claim will not impact your V.A. (Veterans Affairs) benefits.

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