Asbestos is a dangerous fiber that in the past was used in many common products due to its strength and heat resistance. These included products like insulation, shingles, ceilings, floor tiles, and other manufactured goods used in construction. Routine maintenance, remodeling, or demolition work can cause the asbestos to become airborne where it is often inhaled and is extremely dangerous with life-altering effects. It can take up to 20 years for asbestos-related disease to become detectable, making it incredibly difficult to identify and treat.
Unfortunately, one group likely at an increased risk of past asbestos exposure is U.S. military veterans. This is due to the fiber being more recently used in buildings, products, and other material in the Middle East and Southeast Asia than in other regions across the world.
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For a large part of the 20th century, materials containing asbestos were especially common in the U.S. military due to its fireproof nature and ability to insulate. Nearly every branch of the U.S. Army utilized asbestos in the construction of ships, barracks, trucks, tanks, and more.
Additionally, veterans who were around old damaged or destroyed buildings were at an increased risk of asbestos exposure through the release of asbestos fibers into the air. Those who have spent significant time in shipyards and near construction sites are also at higher risk.
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The effect of asbestos exposure can be catastrophic, as the fiber is highly carcinogenic to humans. Thousands of U.S. military veterans have developed mesothelioma due to past exposure to asbestos while serving. Mesothelioma is the most severe form of cancer caused by asbestos; however, many other diseases are caused by asbestos exposure, including:
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- Lung cancer
- Other cancers:
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For many years, asbestos companies knew of the dangers of this material but failed to warn consumers and regulators of the risks associated with exposure. Now, decades later, innocent people are paying for those companies’ mistakes. Victims are now eligible to receive compensation from trust funds created specifically to pay for the harm caused by these asbestos companies. Thousands have already recovered compensation for their asbestos-related lung cancer.
Call (877) 562-0000 now or contact us online if you or a loved one has been diagnosed with or died from one of these diseases. We may be able to help you receive compensation.
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The award-winning asbestos lawyers at Cory Watson Attorneys will make sure you get the compensation you deserve if you have suffered from possible asbestos exposure. From our law offices in Birmingham and Nashville, we handle claims across Alabama and Tennessee, as well as across the nation. We can help lead you through the entire litigation process and address any questions or concerns you have during this difficult time.
To find out if you qualify, call (877) 562-0000 now or fill out the free case evaluation form on this page. We’ll review your claim and guide you through all your available legal options.
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