Battles fought for life and death are the ones that sculpt entire lives and generations. There will be children in school who have never known a year of peace in their lives. Yet there are people who go out there and fight the good fight for peace to have the chance to thrive and live. They know the risk when they go out to serve their country – and their service should be rewarded and applauded.
However, there are hidden risks that are unknown to even them and can be undetectable for a long period of time. For example, asbestos has been proven to be a hazardous substance but for a long while, it was used quite frequently for construction and on ships or other military-grade transport. In its solidified form, it is quite durable and resistant to flame; but when someone is constantly exposed to it or, worse, if it is inhaled – then asbestos can have lethal consequences.
One such consequence of exposure to asbestos is mesothelioma, a rare kind of malignant cancer that can affect the protective lining of the lungs, of the abdominal cavity, or even of the heart. There is no cure for this kind of cancer and, what’s worse is, that this can be triggered even by the littlest bit of exposure to asbestos and yet take years and years to be detectable, making it difficult for mesothelioma lawyers to represent the case as there would be a need to provide evidence of when, where, and how the victim was exposed to the substance.
Some veterans of military service in the United States have been diagnosed with mesothelioma and can have difficulty claiming benefits or compensation for medical expenses, due to the slow-acting disease that is this particular cancer. But pursuing justice and what is due for these brave people who have given blood, sweat, and tears in order to defend the freedom of the American people can never lack importance and should always be pursued. Their service to their country has grounds to be rewarded and compensated for. If you or someone you know has been diagnosed with mesothelioma due to asbestos exposure during military service, it is recommended that they contact expert legal aid in order to know the best possible path to choose next.