Today, the United States military itself can not be held responsible for diseases that resulted from asbestos exposure that occurred within the Army, Navy, or its other branches. If you are a military veteran, you might be wondering who is to blame for your life-threatening condition. In most cases it can be another employer, an asbestos manufacturer, or an insurance company that is held liable for your asbestos-related disease.


For many veterans, getting the help they need and deserve is a high priority. Medical bills can add up fast, and many veterans are unable to pay for expensive surgeries and treatments. An asbestos or mesothelioma lawyer can help guide veterans through the process of filing a personal injury lawsuit to receive compensation for medical bills, wages lost due to time off at work, pain and distress, and more. The statute of limitations can vary from one to six years, depending on what state you are in. This makes it imperative for veterans to contact a lawyer as soon as possible after being diagnosed with an asbestos-related disease.

VA Claims

Filing a claim for disability compensation with the VA can be a daunting task. It is easy to get tangled up just trying to figure out which type of claim you need to file. There are some veterans who never apply because the process just seems too complicated to maneuver through.

Although it can be a challenge, the claims process has definitely improved over the years, especially with the help of technology. Only a short few years ago, the claims process was still a paper process and the VA’s Blog indicates that each year they handled five thousand tons of paper, which according to the VA, is an amount equivalent to two hundred empire state buildings.

It is our hope that these frequently asked questions will help point you in the right direction.