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Mesothelioma Legal Options for Navy Veterans

Veteran Legal Options

If you are a Navy veteran who has been diagnosed with mesothelioma, you need trusted advice from a lawyer who has helped other veterans in similar situations. You need candid answers to your questions and sound guidance about your legal options. You need a lawyer who will handle the investigation of your mesothelioma claim so that you can focus on your health and family.

The lawyers at Belluck & Fox, LLP, concentrate our practice on helping victims of asbestos, including Navy veterans with mesothelioma. We are a nationally recognized law firm that has won more than $500 million for our clients and their families.

Two of the mesothelioma cases that Belluck & Fox handled in 2011 ranked among the top verdicts of the year in New York, including a $32 million verdict for a Navy veteran.

We are committed to obtaining justice for victims of mesothelioma and are proud to represent those who have served our country. We provide personalized and professional legal representation.  You answered the call of duty, and fought for family – we are here to fight for you.  You pay no legal fee or costs unless we obtain compensation for you.

For a free case evaluation, contact the firm at 877-637-6843 or through the online contact form.

How Our Lawyers Handle Mesothelioma Claims for Navy Veterans?

Navy veterans typically show no symptoms of mesothelioma until decades after exposure to asbestos.

Many mesothelioma patients we interview do not know specifically how they were exposed to asbestos. Our attorneys will investigate this matter for you. We take a detailed work history from you, including information about your military service and specific assignments. We hire researchers to pull blueprints and equipment records from the Naval Archives in Washington, D.C. relating to the ship or ships on which you served. That allows us to identify the asbestos products to which you were exposed aboard ship and the responsible companies that manufactured and marketed the products.

We use muster rolls to track down shipmates who had similar jobs or worked in the same area of the ship. We then interview your shipmates about their recollections of asbestos exposure.   A clear line begins to form from your mesothelioma diagnosis back to your initial asbestos exposures, eventually revealing the companies that made the asbestos products that led to your illness.

It’s that kind of thorough background investigation and effective legal representation that prompted a jury in 2011 to award a Navy veteran and his wife $32 million in the case of Ronald Dummitt and Doris Kay Dummitt v. A.W. Chesterson, et al.

Mr. Dummitt worked in the boiler and fire rooms of seven Navy ships and claimed his incurable mesothelioma was caused by exposure to asbestos from work repairing valves. The jury found two manufacturers had acted with reckless disregard for the safety of others by failing to warn of the dangers of asbestos exposure. It was the top product liability verdict in New York in 2011.

Each mesothelioma claim by a Navy veteran stands on its own set of facts.  Still, these cases always share a common factor: Mesothelioma is only known to be caused by asbestos.  Asbestos products were sold by companies who understood their products were dangerous and acted with disregard for the consequences.  This means that there is always at least one responsible party.  Oftentimes, the difference between a successful asbestos trial comes down to the experience of the lawyers.  Victims of asbestos need a lawyer who understands asbestos.

The lawyers of Belluck & Fox understand the serious consequences of asbestos exposure and the suffering that mesothelioma causes Navy veterans and their families. While we can’t guarantee an outcome, the attorneys at Belluck & Fox know how to win mesothelioma claims and have a proven record of success. We’re proud of the aggressive legal representation we have provided hundreds of mesothelioma victims and their families.

Contact Mesothelioma Lawyer Representing Navy Veterans Today

Belluck & Fox LLP is a nationally recognized mesothelioma law firm that has represented hundreds of mesothelioma victims and their families. We provide personalized and professional legal representation.  Navy veterans pay no legal fee unless we obtain compensation for them. Know more about your asbestos case.

For a free case evaluation, contact the firm at 877-637-6843 or through the online contact form

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