The media have painted a picture on the horrors of the war and the emotional, mental and physical toll it takes on our troops. Our troops have suffered fatal injuries, they have lost members and of their life, never to those who do it without a scratch may suffer from post-traumatic Stress syndrome. Unfortunately the war for our soldiers doesn’t always stop when they are finished “in the service of their time.”
The possibility of being killed, seriously injured or mentally healed is no secret to those who seek to join one of the military branches of America. However, there was a hidden killer unconsciously mangrove in the shadow of the soldiers, particularly those of the Navy since the 1930s to the 1970s. The killer was mesothelioma, an incurable cancer caused by asbestos.
Any person who had served in the Navy during the 1930s to the 1970s may have probably been exposed to asbestos. To obtain a more idea on how bulwark asbestos has been used in the army, those who worked and lived on the ship may have been exposed to asbestos 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Asbestos was used in the boiler, engine, navigation and rooms of ships, accompanied by fire of products containing asbestos, such as boilers, insulation, valves, generators and turbines. In General, the argument of the heavy use of asbestos on the ships of the Navy was due to the resistance and fireproofing asbestos heat capacity. Asbestos was also used on military aircraft US Air Force.
Side effects of this use of asbestos rampart has led to the former military representative up to 30 per cent of the cases of malignant mesothelioma in the United States. One very important thing to remember, those who may have been exposed in the 1960s and early 1970s to asbestos, may still fall within the period of latency typical of 30 to 40 years of mesothelioma and have no symptoms of the disease, but may still develop incurable cancer.
Fortunately for those who have been diagnosed with mesothelioma can get benefits from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, which can help to assist veterans who can provide evidence that they have developed mesothelioma as a direct result of exposure to asbestos in the army. In cases where a person is diagnosed with mesothelioma, it is important to contact a lawyer who can help to assist you in all legal issues that may arise when providing evidence that the military asbestos exposure was the direct consequence of their mesothelioma.
MesotheliomaCounsel can help to provide more information and assistance to victims of mesothelioma.