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Veteran Representation

Prior to the 1970s, asbestos use was widespread in U.S. military and navy buildings, shipyards, and bases due to its efficiency and resistance to fire. Now, decades after exposure, over 30% of mesothelioma cases in the United States can be traced back to serving in the U.S. military.

At The Throneberry Law Group, we offer comprehensive veteran representation to those suffering from mesothelioma, asbestosis, or another asbestos-related disease. Our principal attorney, Michael Throneberry, stood by his own father-in-law as he suffered from mesothelioma. Our firm understands what you and your family are going through, and dedicate ourselves especially to helping the veterans affected by asbestos exposure across the country.

Asbestos on Military and Navy Vessels

Virtually every ship built before the mid-1970s has some amount of asbestos inside of it. The severity of a veteran’s exposure depends on his or her position in the ship — dirty jobs in the boiler room, maintenance, and construction often saw the heaviest exposure, though anyone who served aboard these ships may have had direct contact.

Navy veterans mesothelioma, for example, has been traced to gaskets in valves, pumps, and other machinery, boilers, turbines, and nuclear reactors and wiring insulation.

For our list of affected vessels, see our pages below:

Our lawyers are passionate and dedicated to finding you compensation to cover your treatment and medical care. We work closely with veterans to detail their military service and trace any specific exposures, so we can get them Veterans Administration benefits or begin filing lawsuits against manufacturers and other parties responsible.

Asbestos Exposure in the United States Coast Guard

While the Coast Guard is a small branch of the Navy, it relied on asbestos for many years to act as an insulation aboard its vessels. As a result, numerous Coast Guard veterans were exposed to asbestos and are now at risk for mesothelioma.

The United States Air Force and Asbestos Exposure

The United States Air Force utilized asbestos in constucting a number of its bases as well as aircraft and ground vehicles. There are even reports of cockpits being lined with asbestos to reduce the risk of fires. As a result, numerous Air Force veterans were exposed to asbestos.

Asbestos Exposure in the United States Army

United States Army veterans were exposed to asbestos in a number of ways. The material was placed on various tanks and other vehicles as well as in army barracks. Many Army veterans were exposed to asbestos when buildings and vehicles were destroyed.

Schedule a Free, No-Obligation Case Evaluation

The attorneys at The Throneberry Law Group will travel anywhere across the United States to investigate your case and begin filing any necessary paperwork to get started. We know time is extremely valuable, so we work to get you the medical treatment you need as soon as possible. You do not pay for our services unless we secure you compensation.

Call our firm today at 888-506-1131 or fill out our online form to get started.

Client Reviews
You are the reason my mother was able to cope with losing a loved one. You and your staff are always helpful and go above and beyond to help. You have been great to my family and especially my mother. My mother would always come out of your office with a peace of mind. R.S.
We are so appreciative of the results Michael Throneberry got for us! Michael Throneberry and the attorneys we worked with were focused on our peace of mind and seemed to care for my family and me as if we were family. They truly get it. We were thrilled with the result and would recommend this firm to anyone. M.S.
During one of my family's darkest and trying times, Michael Throneberry was there to provide help. His personal experience with mesothelioma made certain that he advised us like family. Thank you, you are wonderful. Do yourself a favor and let him help you during this trying time. He is a true 10 on a scale of 1 to 10. T.S.
Michael Throneberry gave me a whole new outlook on attorneys'! A very caring person who was more concerned with my health than a case. Truly unexpected! He explained possible conditions in english and even found the right doctors in my area. Prepared me for the right questions to ask the doctors so that I can understand my illness better. A great person and a great human being! Thank you. Greg