How Cooney and Conway Can Help Veterans Affected by Asbestos Exposure, Mesothelioma and Lung Cancer
Because the United States military once relied heavily on asbestos for building its ships, bases, and many day-to-day products, a disproportionate number of veterans suffer from asbestos-related diseases like mesothelioma and lung cancer. Until the military began phasing out the toxin in the 1970’s, many military members worked daily in dangerous conditions, regularly exposed to asbestos, and doing long-lasting damage to their health. (Trauma and Resiliency Resources)
Veterans suffering from asbestos-related diseases like mesothelioma and lung cancer have a number of resources available to them for assistance. Organizations like the Association of Cancer Alliance Resources, Lung Cancer Alliance, the American Cancer Society, and the American Institute for Cancer Research are all dedicated to funding research, raising awareness, and providing support to sufferers of cancer, including veterans. Veterans Affairs (VA) also offers support groups and health benefits for veterans suffering from asbestos-related diseases, as well as their dependents and survivors. Veterans should check with their local VA office to find out if they qualify.
Many veterans may also want to explore their legal options.
If you are a veteran who has been diagnosed with lung cancer, mesothelioma, or another asbestos-related disease, then consulting with legal counsel is an important step. You may have legal claims that entitle you to financial compensation.
Cooney and Conway is a law firm focused on mesothelioma and lung cancer. OUr knowledgeable, dedicated, and reputable team has been representing asbestos-related clients for more than thirty-five years, defending several thousand mesothelioma clients, including many veterans. Our firm has won landmark victories that have set legal precedents for other mesothelioma cases and successfully brought many mesothelioma cases to trial and this work has helped us earn recognition from:
- American Association for Justice
- International Society of Barristers
- American College of Trial Lawyers
- U.S. News & World Report Best Lawyers
Veterans exposed to asbestos during their service may be entitled to financial compensation for the economic damage they have suffered. If a plaintiff can prove exposure, he/she may be able to recover costs including those for past and future medical care, lost past and future wages, lost enjoyment of life, lost earning capacity, and emotional distress. More information about mesothelioma.
If you believe you were exposed to asbestos during your service in the military and have since been diagnosed with mesothelioma or lung cancer, the attorneys at Cooney and Conway may be able to help. Cooney and Conway offers complimentary analysis of your or a family member’s potential case, simply call our mesothelioma lawyers hotline at 888-875-7899 or complete our online contact form.