All branches of the armed services utilized asbestos during the 20th century for its fireproofing properties that would help keep service members safe. Unfortunately, working with and around asbestos exposed these same members to this dangerous substance that causes health problems long after they were away from it. The military continued using this fibrous mineral long after the effects of asbestos exposure were known. As a result, veterans have a high risk of service-connected mesothelioma and may be eligible for VA disability benefits.
If you believe you have mesothelioma that’s service related, the first thing to do is find and begin receiving treatment, then seek legal counsel.