If you are a veteran of the U.S. armed forces and are diagnosed with malignant mesothelioma, there is a very high likelihood you were exposed to deadly asbestos fibers during your time in service. This is not only true for Boston veterans with mesothelioma, but for veterans all over the country who have been diagnosed with this deadly form of cancer.
The reason these cases are different than a Boston mesothelioma lawsuit that doesn’t involve a military veteran, is that veterans must first file a claim with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). While we will discuss the specifics of filing a claim with the VA later in this posting, it is important to understand why there are some many military veteran mesothelioma cases in our area. Continue reading