Exposure to toxic materials containing asbestos is a common occurrence in military service. Because of this, there is a greater incidence of mesothelioma and other asbestos-related diseases among military veterans than in the general public. In fact, veterans account for 3 of every 10 mesothelioma patients. Our Baltimore mesothelioma attorneys can help you protect your rights while facing such a difficult diagnosis and treatment.
If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with mesothelioma in the Baltimore area, please contact our experienced mesothelioma attorney today, or call The Law Office of Brown | Kiely, LLP at 410.625.9330 to set up a free initial consultation.
Asbestos Exposure in the Military
Asbestos was used extensively by every branch of the military due to its heat resistant and fireproofing capabilities. In many cases, asbestos was even mandated to be used for many applications prior to the 1970s. Veterans who served between 1930s and 1970s have a high chance of asbestos exposure and may develop mesothelioma decades later.
Families of veterans may also be at a higher risk for mesothelioma, since secondary exposure is a persistent problem with asbestos. The tiny fibers can attach themselves to clothing and even skin and be carried home unknowingly. Communities near military installations may also be placed at risk because asbestos is persistent in the environment when minute particles are carried by the air and accumulate in the soil.
If you are a veteran in the Baltimore area and have further questions about mesothelioma, please contact The Law Office of Brown | Kiely, LLP today or call (410) 625-9330 to speak with one of our experienced mesothelioma attorneys.