Over the next several weeks, we’ll explore some of the key topics of interest for veterans of the military regarding exposure to asbestos and the possible consequences to their health and finances that can result from the exposure.
Veterans at risk for potentially fatal levels of asbestos exposure typically are those who served between the years of the First World War and Vietnam. Those individuals were not made aware of the risks to their well being at their time of service, and some may not even be aware of them now. The purpose of these next several articles is to educate and inform those who may have been affected by toxic levels of asbestos about their medical, legal and financial options in the years following exposure.
More information about the risks and consequences of asbestos exposure for veterans of the U.S. Military, including a free consultation of your possible case against those responsible for exposing you to a known dangerous carcinogen, you can contact Shrader Law and Associates, LLP directly anytime of the day TOLL-FREE at 1-877-637-6347.
PART VI: MESOTHELIOMA AND ASBESTOS LAW HELP
For veterans affected by mesothelioma, asbestos law help is an absolute must-and the sooner it’s acquired, the better. It’s important to realize that asbestos exposure in the military – occurring between the 1930s and 1970s-was irresponsible and negligent, and the parties at fault do need to be held liable for their reckless and careless actions.
It’s also important for veterans to know that the U.S. Military is immune from liability and will not be named in any civil action filed by former servicemen and women. Instead, commonly named defendants in personal injury lawsuits related to asbestos-linked illnesses include companies that manufactured, distributed or installed asbestos for military applications.
Where to Find Mesothelioma and Asbestos Law Help
Most law firms that specialize in mesothelioma litigation offer consultations to potential clients free of change. At this initial meeting, you’ll have an opportunity with a legal professional and discuss your options for recourse as well as the specifics of your individual case in detail. At this point, the consulting attorney can also offer you advice and guidance on how to proceed and even whether or not he or she believes your claim is viable.
Choosing an Attorney and Filing a Claim
Before choosing an asbestos attorney to represent you, you should make sure to do your due diligence—research the attorney and firm, ask the right questions and generally make sure that you’ve found a good fit. Your attorney will be your go-to source for mesothelioma and asbestos law help, from here on out, so be sure and choose wisely. Once you’re confident with your choice, you’ll sign an attorney-client agreement detailing the various aspects of you and your representative’s professional relationship. Topics covered will include attorney-client confidentiality, contingency fees, etc.
The next step in the legal process is to actually file your claim. Before doing so, your attorney will gather facts about your case and (with your input) determine whom the named defendant(s) will be. Legal paperwork will then be drafted, likely by a paralegal or legal assistant, filed in the chosen court and provided directly to the defendant(s) via a process server retained by the firm representing you.