What Is Asbestos-Related Lung Cancer?
Lung cancer is the second most common type of cancer, according to the American Cancer Society (ACS). While it has many possible causes (notably smoking cigarettes), thousands of people develop lung cancer every year because of asbestos exposure.
Video Summary: In this video, VA-accredited attorney Eric Hall explains why U.S. veterans are at risk of asbestos-related diseases like mesothelioma. He also breaks down how affected veterans can access military benefits and medical treatment. Call (877) 450-8973 to get started. View Transcript
Veterans who served in the military between the 1930s and the 1980s were likely exposed to asbestos while they were on active duty. Usually, if you've developed an asbestos-related disease, you developed that disease because you had an excessive amount of exposure to asbestos.
If a veteran believes they were exposed to asbestos while serving in the military, we encourage them to call the Mesothelioma Veterans Center so that we can work together to help them file for VA benefits.
The VA will recognize any asbestos-related disease as long as your asbestos exposure happened while you were on active duty in the military.
In addition to VA benefits, the Mesothelioma Veterans Center can connect veterans with world-renowned physicians and nurses on staff that can answer any of your treatment questions. We encourage veterans to call and find out how we can help them.
Asbestos is a highly durable mineral that was once used in many products like construction materials and vehicle parts. Today, it is a known carcinogen (cancer-causing material), but the dangers of asbestos were hidden for decades by corporations who made asbestos products.
Individuals who develop asbestos lung cancer can pursue financial compensation from companies that hid the dangers of their products.
Compensation can help pay for lung cancer treatments — and keep your family financially stable for years to come. Further, if you served in the Armed Forces, you may qualify for veterans benefits if your exposure occurred during your military career.