An estimated 30% of those diagnosed with mesothelioma are U.S. Veterans who served in the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, or Coast Guard.
(PRWEB) February 09, 2012
Clapper, Patti, Schweizer & Mason (CPSM) urges all U.S. Army veterans diagnosed with mesothelioma, asbestos cancer, or asbestosis to use the resources their law firm offers to help them know the best way to get financial compensation to help pay for their mesothelioma treatments and to provide for their families. The website of CPSM was recently updated to include even more information for Army veterans diagnosed with mesothelioma.
The US Centers for Disease Control (CDC) estimates about 3000 people in the United States will be diagnosed with mesothelioma this year. Of that, about 30% will be veterans from all branches of the military. Although Navy veterans were and are most at risk, Army veterans also have a heightened risk due to the likelihood of exposure to asbestos during service.
Mesothelioma is a fatal cancer that develops in the lining of internal body cavities, such as the heart, lungs, and abdomen, and is caused by exposure to asbestos. Thousands of construction and industrial products were made with asbestos, especially up until the mid-1980’s. These materials, such as asbestos containing insulation, roofing, flooring, wall board and caulking, were then used aboard ships and to construct military housing and mess halls, causing high potential for all those that served in the military, including Navy, Air Force, Marines, Coast Guard and Army, to be at risk of mesothelioma.
CPSM is particularly concerned that Army veterans know they have a right to financial compensation outside of the Veterans Administration (VA). Veterans with asbestos related diseases can file a mesothelioma law suit or asbestos bankruptcy claim against asbestos companies responsible for the products that caused their illness.
The key for Army veterans, or anyone diagnosed with mesothelioma, is to get experienced asbestos attorneys who have expertise in filing claims on behalf of veterans and a long history of winning awards against asbestos manufacturers. CPSM has specialized in assisting veterans diagnosed with mesothelioma for over three decades. Contact CPSM today at 1-800-440-4262 for a free case evaluation or to request a comprehensive brochure explaining your rights, how to file a mesothelioma lawsuit, mesothelioma treatment options, and other support services for those diagnosed with asbestos related illnesses.