Asbestos exposure was very prevalent during the 20th century among the US Navy veterans. This exposure led to thousands of workers being ill of asbestosis, pulmonary fibrosis, mesothelioma and other types of cancer. Workers were not aware of the toxicity of asbestos and the consequences of a lengthy exposure. Veterans who were exposed to asbestos without being warned are entitled to compensation after proving that they are eligible and after filing a claim. If this is your case, you need to have a confirmed diagnosis first and then contact a law firm specialized in asbestos cases.
One major aspect that veterans are not aware of is that the government and the US Navy are not to be blamed for their exposure. Everything is solved through asbestos trust funds; a claim filed against companies that provided the asbestos-contaminated products for the shipbuilding process, maintenance or repairing.
The most important thing is to go get tested, because the statute of limitation is different from one state to another. It is unpredictable how long a claim will last, but your lawyer will try his/her best and can even expedite your case if your cancer is in an advanced stage. Companies responsible for the asbestos exposure have already set aside large sums so, if you are eligible, you will not wait too long until you'll receive compensation.
Your survivors will benefit from the compensation in case you pass away before your claim is approved. Lawyers work on contingency fee basis. This means that they will receive their money when you will receive compensation, which is a percentage of the total established when you hire him/her. For additional information feel free to make a call at 760.621.6147.