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Michael Bartlett

By Michael Bartlett

Posted on January 14th, 2023

As a veteran, your risk of developing a serious disease as a consequence of exposure to asbestos is very high, as the hazardous mineral was present in tremendous amounts in every military branch, but especially in Navy ships during the last century.

The military is notorious for having employed asbestos to a tremendous extent between 1920 and 1980, as the mineral has numerous convenient properties, such as resistance to fire, and was also very cheap. As a consequence, over 20 million people were exposed to asbestos during the last century, 30% of whom are struggling with terrible diseases today. Veterans who served during this period of time are at high risk of developing a disease as a result of military asbestos exposure, particularly those who were part of the U.S. Navy. For this reason, we strongly encourage veterans to undergo medical examination periodically, as diseases that stem from asbestos exposure are asymptomatic in their early phases. Thereby, veterans may unknowingly suffer from a serious disease.

It is important to know that, as a veteran injured by asbestos exposure, you have the right to seek financial compensation for your physical and emotional distress from the Veterans Benefits Administration. Furthermore, veterans are also eligible for compensation from the asbestos trust funds of the companies which manufactured the products they handled while serving in the military. Throughout the country, there are numerous Veterans Benefits Administration facilities that can help veterans with a history of military asbestos exposure receive a correct and accurate diagnosis. Veterans who developed one of the following diseases are entitled to benefits such as disability compensation, which primarily depends on the disability rating they have:

List of VA cancer care centers, which should help you receive the medical attention you need as a veteran


  • Birmingham: Birmingham VA Medical Center


  • Phoenix: Carl T. Hayden VA Medical Center


  • Little Rock: Central Arkansas Veterans Healthcare System John L. McClellan Memorial Veterans Hospital


  • San Francisco: San Francisco VA Health Care System
  • Long Beach: VA Long Beach Healthcare System
  • Palo Alto: VA Palo Alto Health Care System
  • San Diego: VA San Diego Healthcare System


  • Denver: VA Eastern Colorado Health Care System


  • West Haven: VA Connecticut Healthcare System


  • Wilmington: Wilmington VA Medical Center

District of Columbia

  • Washington DC: Washington DC VA Medical Center


  • Miami: Miami VA Healthcare System


  • Augusta: Charlie Norwood VA Medical Center


  • Boise: Boise VA Medical Center


  • Chicago: Jesse Brown VA Medical Center


  • Indianapolis: Richard L. Roudebush VA Medical Center


  • Des Moines: VA Central Iowa Health Care System


  • Wichita: Robert J. Dole VA Medical Center


  • Ft. Thomas: Cincinnati VA Medical Center-Fort Thomas
  • Lexington: Lexington VAMC: Cooper Division
  • Lexington: Lexington VAMC: Leestown Division
  • Louisville: Robley Rex VA Medical Center


  • New Orleans: Southeast Louisiana Veterans Health Care System
  • Shreveport: Overton Brooks VA Medical Center


  • Augusta: VA Maine Healthcare System - Togus


  • Baltimore: Baltimore VA Medical Center - VA Maryland Health Care System


  • Jamaica Plain: VA Boston Healthcare System, Jamaica Plain Campus


  • Detroit: John D. Dingell VA Medical Center


  • Minneapolis: Minneapolis VA Health Care System


  • Jackson: G.V. (Sonny) Montgomery VA Medical Center


  • Kansas City: Kansas City VA Medical Center
  • Saint Louis: VA St. Louis Health Care System - Jefferson Barracks Division


  • Grand Island: Grand Island VA Medical Center


  • Las Vegas: VA Southern Nevada Healthcare System

New Hampshire

  • Manchester: Manchester VA Medical Center

New Jersey

  • East Orange: East Orange Campus of the VA New Jersey Health Care System

New Mexico

  • Albuquerque: New Mexico VA Health Care System

New York

  • Albany: Albany VA Medical Center: Samuel S. Stratton
  • Bronx: James J. Peters VA Medical Center
  • Buffalo: VA Western New York Healthcare System at Buffalo
  • Northport: Northport VA Medical Center

North Carolina

  • Asheville: Asheville VA Medical Center

North Dakota

  • Fargo: Fargo VA Health Care System


  • Cleveland: Louis Stokes Cleveland VA Medical Center
  • Dayton: Dayton VA Medical Center


  • Oklahoma City: Oklahoma City VA Health Care System


  • Portland: Portland VA Medical Center


  • Pittsburgh: VA Pittsburgh Health Care System

Rhode Island

  • Providence: Providence VA Medical Center

South Carolina

  • Columbia: William Jennings Bryan Dorn VA Medical Center

South Dakota

  • Sioux Falls: Sioux Falls VA Health Care System


  • Memphis: Memphis VA Medical Center
  • Mountain Home: James H. Quillen Veterans Affairs Medical Center
  • Nashville: Tennessee Valley Healthcare System


  • Dallas: Dallas VA Medical Center
  • Houston: Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center


  • Salt Lake City: VA Salt Lake City Health Care System


  • Richmond: Hunter Holmes McGuire VA Medical Center


  • Seattle: VA Puget Sound Health Care System

West Virginia

  • Clarksburg: Clarksburg - Louis A. Johnson VA Medical Center
  • Martinsburg: Martinsburg VA Medical Center


  • Milwaukee: Clement J. Zablocki Veterans Affairs Medical Center


  • Sheridan: Sheridan VA Medical Center

We provide quality legal assistance to veterans injured by military asbestos exposure

With over 30 years of experience in pursuing compensation for the victims of asbestos exposure, our attorneys will thoroughly evaluate your case to determine whether you are eligible for compensation.

As a veteran, you are entitled to compensation both from the asbestos trust funds of the companies which manufactured the hazardous products you were exposed to and from the VA.

While the legal process is very complex, your involvement will be minimal, as you will only have to send in your military records, which you must retrieve, and your medical records.

Finally, you should know that our law firm works on a contingency fee basis, which means that you do not have to pay our attorneys anything unless they recover financial compensation for you.