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ACONTINUINGTHREAT:
HOW THE DEADLY LEGACY OF ASBESTOS
HAUNTS NAVY VETERANS TODAY
PRESENTED BY
Legal deadlines limit the time you have
to bring an asbestos-related claim. The
tragic reality is that Mesothelioma (and
o...
In our white paper, we cover some background
about the dangers of asbestos and its history
with the U.S. Navy. We then exp...
INSULATORS (laggers and sprayers)
PAINTERS INVOLVED IN
STRIPPING LAGGING
WHO IS MOST AT RISK?
Navy veterans are especially...
A personal injury lawsuit
An administrative claim against a trust created for
the victims of asbestos exposure
A claim for...
A PERSONAL INJURY LAWSUIT
For a personal injury claim, you need to identify who was
responsible. Manufacturers who created...
ADMINISTRATIVE CLAIMS
Many manufacturers have gone bankrupt over the last few
decades. As a condition of bankruptcy, they ...
VA BENEFITS
Four different types of available benefits include:
Disability compensation: The monthly amount that you
recei...
To get VA benefits in place, you need
to provide the proper paperwork. For
instance, supporting evidence must
prove asbest...
Indentify responsible manufacturers and bring a
personal injury lawsuit, if warranted
Assist with filing administrative cl...
The road ahead may be
tough, but the right legal help
can ensure you receive fair
compensation and are able to
hold those ...
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A Continuing Threat: How The Deadly Legacy Of Asbestos Haunts Navy Veterans Today

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If you have become sick after being exposed to asbestos during military service in the Navy, learn about available remedies.

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A Continuing Threat: How The Deadly Legacy Of Asbestos Haunts Navy Veterans Today

  1. 1. ACONTINUINGTHREAT: HOW THE DEADLY LEGACY OF ASBESTOS HAUNTS NAVY VETERANS TODAY PRESENTED BY
  2. 2. Legal deadlines limit the time you have to bring an asbestos-related claim. The tragic reality is that Mesothelioma (and other asbestos-related illnesses) also carry their own deadlines. For both of these reasons, it is crucial to seek legal advice from an attorney at Gori Julian as soon as you receive a diagnosis.
  3. 3. In our white paper, we cover some background about the dangers of asbestos and its history with the U.S. Navy. We then explain: WHO IS THE MOST AT RISK WHAT ARE AVAILABLE LEGAL OPTIONS WHY TIME IS OF THE ESSENCE IN THESE CLAIMS
  4. 4. INSULATORS (laggers and sprayers) PAINTERS INVOLVED IN STRIPPING LAGGING WHO IS MOST AT RISK? Navy veterans are especially vulnerable because of their high exposure through shipbuilding, maintenance and repair work. Virtually every naval vessel built before the mid-1980s was heavily laden with asbestos. Some of the most hazardous Navy occupations included: PIPEFITTERS ELECTRICIANS ENGINEERS
  5. 5. A personal injury lawsuit An administrative claim against a trust created for the victims of asbestos exposure A claim for veterans’ benefits WHAT ARE AVAILABLE LEGAL OPTIONS? After being diagnosed with Mesothelioma, asbestosis or another serious asbestos-related illness, you generally have three legal options: We will address each of these remedies in the next slides.
  6. 6. A PERSONAL INJURY LAWSUIT For a personal injury claim, you need to identify who was responsible. Manufacturers who created asbestos- containing materials sold these dangerous products to the U.S. Navy without warning and may be liable. Key Advantage in Navy Cases When it comes to identifying products and manufactures, Navy veterans have an advantage. The U.S. government keeps details public records on Navy vessels, shipyards, products, manufacturers and components. Was a Navy vessel you worked on known to contain asbestos? Review our list to find out.
  7. 7. ADMINISTRATIVE CLAIMS Many manufacturers have gone bankrupt over the last few decades. As a condition of bankruptcy, they were required to fund trusts to compensate asbestos victims. Two processes exist for seeking compensation from these trusts: Expedited review: This is the fastest available relief, but only some claims qualify and you only receive a fixed amount based on the severity of your condition. Individual review: In this process, the trust administrator completes a case-by-case review. A settlement offer is based on many factors, including your condition, your extent of exposure and whether you have dependents. A lawyer can help you decide which is better and ensure you receive fair compensation.
  8. 8. VA BENEFITS Four different types of available benefits include: Disability compensation: The monthly amount that you receive depends on your circumstances and the extent of your service-connected disability. Health care services: Specialized medical care may be available at top-tier VA centers across the country. Aid and attendance: An additional monthly benefit may help pay for day-to-day care when you are housebound or bedridden. Dependency and indemnity: A surviving spouse of veterans who passed away due to an asbestos-related illness may also be eligible for these benefits.
  9. 9. To get VA benefits in place, you need to provide the proper paperwork. For instance, supporting evidence must prove asbestos exposure occurred during the course of your or your loved ones military duties. A lawyer can help you navigate the intricacies of this process.
  10. 10. Indentify responsible manufacturers and bring a personal injury lawsuit, if warranted Assist with filing administrative claims against the trusts Apply for veterans’ benefits on your behalf ONLY SO MUCH TIME EXISTS TO PURSUE YOUR LEGAL REMEDIES. The right attorney will: Enlist an attorney who knows the nuances of VA benefits. This will ensure you receive the maximum amount of monetary benefits available.
  11. 11. The road ahead may be tough, but the right legal help can ensure you receive fair compensation and are able to hold those responsible accountable. If you have lost a loved one to asbestos, do not give up hope. To learn more about deadlines for seeking legal relief, please read our white paper. © 2016 Gori Julian & Associates, P.C. All rights reserved. Design and editorial services by FindLaw, part of Thomson Reuters. SHARE THE WHITE PAPER

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