Resources for U.S. Veterans with Mesothelioma

United States veterans make up 30% of all mesothelioma diagnoses. Speak with an advocate today to learn more about the latest medical treatments, how to file a claim, and ways to receive compensation.

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Mesothelioma Help For Veterans

Today, nearly 30 percent of all mesothelioma lawsuits are filed by veterans of the United States Armed Forces. A mesothelioma diagnosis, the deadly cancer caused by asbestos, comes with many unforeseen complications. This is why we are dedicated to providing supportive services for veteran families including assistance with VA claims. Get mesothelioma legal help today and explore your options for financial compensation and cancer treatment.

What is Mesothelioma?

Mesothelioma is a rare cancer caused by exposure to asbestos. Learn more about the different forms this disease may take.

Pleural Mesothelioma

Pleural mesothelioma affects the pleura or lining of the lungs. It's the most common form of malignant mesothelioma and accounts for 70% to 90% of all mesothelioma diagnoses.

Peritoneal Mesothelioma

Peritoneal mesothelioma occurs in the peritoneum, or the thin lining surrounding the abdominal cavity. It makes up 10% to 30% of mesothelioma diagnoses and typically has a better prognosis than other forms of the disease.

Pericardial Mesothelioma

Pericardial mesothelioma is found in the pericardium, the lining that surrounds the heart. It's the rarest form of malignant mesothelioma and affects less than 1% of patients.

What is Asbestos?

Asbestos is a fibrous, durable, heat-resistant mineral that was widely used in every branch of the military throughout the 20th century. In the early 1980s, researchers finally confirmed inhaling or ingesting these tiny microscopic fibers causes mesothelioma. If you served in the military, you were likely exposed to asbestos and may have a higher risk of developing mesothelioma.

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About Mesothelioma

Discover the symptoms of mesothelioma, the newest treatments, and how to file a legal claim if you're eligible for compensation.


Malignant mesothelioma is such a rare form of cancer, many people don't even realize they have the disease. Here, you'll find information and resources about symptoms, the diagnostic process, and different treatment options.

Veterans Benefits

Veterans who worked with asbestos during their time of service and subsequently developed mesothelioma or another asbestos-caused disease are eligible for benefits through the Department of Veterans Affairs. Learn more about VA benefits and what you'll need to claim them.

Asbestos Use In The Military

Durable and heat resistant, asbestos was used in all five branches. Military barracks, aircraft, vehicles, and even textiles contained the carcinogen. If you served in the military, especially before the 1980s, it's likely you were exposed to asbestos.