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The Ferrell Law Group is committed to helping U.S. military veterans navigate the complex legal system and obtain the financial compensation they deserve for lung cancer.

Our goal is to make the lung cancer and Veterans Affairs (VA) claim processes as easy as possible on you. While you focus on your health, family, and what matters to you most, we aggressively negotiate and litigate to get you maximum compensation for medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other damages. We are here to provide support and guidance every step of the way.

There are many ways someone in the military or working with the military could have been exposed to toxic substances, like asbestos – which raises the risk of lung cancer. If you are a U.S. military veteran who has been diagnosed with lung cancer, don't wait to contact the Ferrell Law Group for a free consultation. A member of our team is available to hear from you any time, day or night. We can answer your legal questions and help you decide how best to get the compensation you deserve.

How were U.S. military veterans exposed to asbestos?

While Navy veterans were at the highest risk, every branch of the armed services used asbestos in vehicles and equipment. Like most old buildings, many military installations and facilities contained asbestos insulation and equipment. Asbestos was mixed into cement, caulking, flooring, and roofing materials. It was also used in gaskets, clutch plates, and brake pads.

Service members who worked in certain trades, including construction, demolition, insulating, milling, carpentry, and vehicle maintenance, were particularly at risk of asbestos exposure. Spouses and family members of military personnel may have already been exposed.

Many military veterans were exposed to asbestos at civilian jobs in addition to their military service. Unwinding exactly how and when exposure occurred can be a complex process. We know how to investigate these claims.

Other lung cancer-causing substances

Asbestos is only one of the carcinogens service members were exposed to. Other potential causes of lung cancer among veterans include:

  • Agent Orange. This chemical herbicide has been linked to several health problems, including an increased risk of developing lung cancer. It was primarily used during the Vietnam War, but plenty of servicemen and women were exposed to Agent Orange outside of Vietnam during testing, transportation, handling, or storage.
  • Burn pits. Burn pits were used to dispose of waste materials, which can release toxic smoke and fumes. Exposure to these burn pits has been associated with an increased risk of developing lung cancer, as well as other respiratory and cardiovascular diseases.
  • Depleted uranium. A byproduct of uranium enrichment used in military equipment such as tank armor and bullets, exposure to depleted uranium has been linked to an increased risk of developing lung cancer and other health problems.
  • U.S. military veterans who served in nuclear testing or cleanup operations may have been exposed to ionizing radiation, which can increase the risk of developing lung cancer and other cancers.

Remember, you may have an asbestos claim even if there were other chemicals in addition to asbestos that contributed to your lung cancer. Moreover, filing an asbestos claim or lawsuit does not affect your eligibility for veterans’ benefits.

Our lawyers guide you through the process of collecting your money

If you have been diagnosed with lung cancer, it may be due to exposure to asbestos before, during or after your time in the military. Our team of lung cancer lawyers is here to fight for your rights and help you get the compensation you deserve.

We’re honored to serve those who served our country. Contact the Ferrell Law Group today to schedule a free consultation and learn about your legal options.

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