Military veterans comprise about 30 percent of all mesothelioma victims. The majority of those exposed to asbestos in the military are U.S. Navy personnel. Although the Navy surgeon general issued a report in 1939 explaining the hazards of asbestos, North Carolina residents may be surprised to hear that the Navy shipbuilding industry continued to use asbestos for at least another 40 years.
Navy veterans who contracted an asbestos-related disease while in service may be entitled to compensation for medical bills, pain and suffering and, in the event of asbestos-related death, economic loss for surviving family members. The Law Offices of Wallace & Graham has litigated asbestos claims for Navy personnel in nearly all 50 states. We represent those suffering from mesothelioma, asbestosis, lung cancer and other asbestos-related diseases.
Our lawyers pursue all avenues of compensation, including Veterans’ Administration disability benefits, personal injury lawsuits, wrongful death lawsuits and Jones Act claims for civilian sailors exposed to asbestos aboard naval ships. We understand the importance of identifying points of exposure, such as whether a naval worker was exposed to asbestos in a boiler room, below deck or while repairing a ship. We also understand the importance of timely diagnosis and treatment. Our top priority is to connect clients with the necessary medical resources.
The Law Offices of Wallace & Graham is committed to pursuing justice for Navy veterans in North Carolina and throughout the United States. We will determine the most favorable jurisdiction in which to bring claims with consideration to each state’s statute of limitations. With nearly 40 years of combined experience, our lawyers are knowledgeable about all aspects of asbestos litigation. For more information regarding Naval asbestos exposure, please visit our asbestos exposure in the Navy page.