Asbestos with Veterans
The risk for mesothelioma is very real for our nation’s veterans, many of whom were heavily exposed to asbestos during their service in the military.
This is especially true for those who served in the Navy, as asbestos was used extensively in U.S. warships during the 20th century. Bergman Draper Oslund Udo maintains a proprietary database of nearly 1,200 naval vessels known to have contained asbestos, including over 650 destroyers, 110 cruisers, 25 battleships, 65 aircraft carriers, 125 submarines, and 185 auxiliary vessels.
Most veterans with mesothelioma who seek compensation choose to file suit against the manufacturers of the asbestos products to which they were exposed. Veterans have the additional option of seeking benefits through The U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs. We have Veterans on our staff who can advise you in the complex VA claims process. In fact, our firm represents the most veterans in asbestos litigation in our area.