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Attorneys Serving Veterans Suffering From Asbestos-Related Disease

Indianapolis Lawyers Committed To Obtaining Justice for Veterans with Mesothelioma

Of all the people who, historically, were most at risk from asbestos exposure, veterans are comprise a large number, as many performed their service in shipyards, mines, and mills, working on building demolition, construction, manufacturing, installation, etc. This doesn’t just apply to veterans who served during World War II, but also Iraq, as some of them were also regularly exposed to damaged buildings which were falling apart and releasing asbestos fibers into the air as they did so.

Years after completing their service, many veterans are shocked to find out that they have been diagnosed with a cancer like mesothelioma. Asbestos-related diseases can take between 25 and 50 years to manifest, leaving many retirees in their wake.

At the Throneberry Law Group, we’ve dedicated our practice to serving victims of asbestos-based illness like mesothelioma. We work closely with navy and military members to trace their history of asbestos exposure and help them obtain compensation in order to cover medical expenses, lost wages, and other necessary assistance, both from sources such as VA benefits, and even manufacturers in some instances. Contact us today for a free consultation.

VA Benefits

Veterans who were exposed to asbestos while serving their country may be eligible for VA-connected compensation benefits; however, there are eligibility and evidence requirements connected with this eligibility, sometimes necessitating that veterans work with an experienced attorney who has handled many of these types of cases. Some of those evidence requirements include:

· Asbestos exposure occurred during military service;
· You have a disease or disability related to asbestos exposure; and
· There is a relationship between the asbestos exposure during the military service, specifically, and the disease or disability that you have.

The VA typically initiates the relevant medical examination as well as the professional opinion as to what the relationship is between the disease or disability that you have and any asbestos exposure that occurred during your service.

While these heroes played a huge role in serving and protecting our country, many now find themselves trying to navigate the system just so that they can receive the proper treatment from the right doctors and treatment centers. And while VA disability compensation and other benefits can help, they aren’t always enough to provide for victims and their family members. This can sometimes necessitate bringing a claim, and working with an experienced attorney in doing so in order to maximize its chances of success.

Compassionate Representation for Veterans

We understand everything that you are going through. Lead by principal attorney Michael Throneberry, who dealt with a mesothelioma diagnosis in his own family, we have extensive experience ensuring that veterans and others who suffer from these asbestos-based illnesses receive the compensation that they need so that they aren’t constantly worried about how to pay their medical bills and take care of their families. Contact us today for a free consultation; we serve clients in Indianapolis and surrounding areas of Indiana, as well as other states all over the country, and we can come to you.