On this Memorial Day, Sokolove Law remembers those who have lost their lives while protecting our country. We also give thanks to our veterans and those men and women who continue to serve our nation bravely.
In honor of all who served, Sokolove Law has made a contribution to Honor and Remember. This nonprofit group is dedicated to preserving the memory of all American lives lost in the defense of our national freedoms.
But Memorial Day is also a time to remember that not all wars are fought on the battlefield. Thousands of our veterans are fighting a battle today against a foe they never imagined: mesothelioma, a fatal cancer caused by exposure to asbestos.
Veterans are at significant risk of mesothelioma due to the widespread use of asbestos by the military. For most of the 20th century, many manufacturers included toxic asbestos in products that were used to build U.S. Navy vessels as well as military bases. These companies used asbestos in their products despite awareness of the serious health hazards posed by exposure to this carcinogen.
Around one-third of U.S. mesothelioma cases have been shown to involve military or shipyard exposures. You can get an overview about the links between military service, asbestos exposure, and mesothelioma with our infographic.
If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with mesothelioma due to asbestos exposure, you may want to consult an asbestos attorney about your legal options. Contact Sokolove Law today for a free consultation. Any asbestos lawsuit you pursue will not be filed against the government or the military.