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Marine Corps Veterans Exposed to Asbestos Diagnosed with Mesothelioma

Written by: Shelly Dalton Veterans' Patient Advocate

Last modified: FEBRUARY 12, 2021

Given the nature of their line of duty, U. S. Marines were very likely to have been exposed to Asbestos while they served their country. Being exposed to Asbestos put them in high risk of later developing life-threatening diseases such as mesothelioma and other asbestos-related illnesses.

Marine Corps Veterans Asbestos Exposure and Mesothelioma

Like with all the other branches of the U. S. Military, Asbestos has seen many uses in the Marine Corps because of its superior heat resisting properties and affordability.

It is highly advisable that all Marine veterans should be aware of the dangers Asbestos posed to them or their families and seek legal help.

Marine Corps Asbestos Exposure

The U. S. Marines operated aircraft, ships, and armored vehicles that were, at the time, constructed using Asbestos materials. Furthermore, the Marine Corps worked very closely with the U. S. Navy, which used the most Asbestos products out of all the military branches.

Marine veterans risked Asbestos exposure while spending time aboard military ships, or in shipyards. Military ships were full of Asbestos products, being present in sleeping quarters, boiler and engine rooms and even around pipes, all for insulation purposes. Shipyards were also a danger because they harbored large amounts of Asbestos materials to use for shipbuilding.

While on land, Marines were being exposed to Asbestos in sleeping quarters. Flooring tiles, ceiling and roofing, piping and boiler insulation were all made using Asbestos for fireproofing. Furthermore, military vehicles also contained dangerous amounts of asbestos in brakes, gaskets and engine parts.

Although Asbestos is no longer being used since the late 1970s, many military bases, ships, and vehicles still contain Asbestos and pose a threat to members of the U. S. Military even today.

Dedicated Mesothelioma Lawyers for Marine Corps Veterans

We offer legal help to all Marine Corps veterans who wish to file for veteran's benefits, or Department of Veterans Affairs claims. Successful veteran's claims result in financial benefits, compensation, as well as access to hospitals, clinics and treatment facilities. Veterans' Legal Options Include:

  • Veteran's Benefit Claim (service related)
  • Applying for Disability with Social Security Administration
  • Filing a Civil Lawsuit
  • Out-of-Court Settlement
  • Asbestos Bankruptcy Trust Fund Settlement
Since 2007, Flint Law Firm has represented and gotten compensation for thousands of veterans. While you served, you protected our rights and freedoms. Please call us today toll-free at (855) 883-6447 so we can protect yours!
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We Do Not Sue the military or the government. Mesothelioma and other asbestos-related cancers in veterans are the responsibility of the asbestos manufacturers, distributors, and suppliers. These companies profited from the military even after they knew of the dangers of Asbestos.

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If you been diagnosed with lung Cancer or Mesothelioma, or if a family member has died from Mesothelioma, Flint Law Firm will be able to help you obtain compensation.

The process of maximizing this Asbestos compensation for you and your family can begin in just a few months.

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