The U.S. Marine Corps deliver combined-arms support anywhere needed, generally using the mobility provided by the Navy. Because of this fact, U.S. marines were exposed to the same dangers as the Navy servicemen and women, since asbestos-rich products were and are still around.
Asbestos products U.S. Marine Corps veterans were exposed to include:
On land, asbestos was also used in the construction of many Marine Corps bases and barracks, thus, many Marine Corps veterans may have been exposed to asbestos through items which include:
The U.S. Armed Forces started restricting and heavily regulating the use of asbestos in army products in the 1970s; however, thousands of vehicles, barracks, and products built or made before that time are still rich in this toxic mineral.
Our clients served at various Marine Corps bases throughout the country, including:
- Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton
- Marine Corps Air-Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms
- Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point
- Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego
- Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island
- Marine Corps Base Hawaii
- Marine Corps Base Quantico
- Mountain Warfare Training Center
- Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni
- Marine Corps Base Camp Smedley Butler
- Marine Corps Air Station Yuma
- Marine Corps Air Station Miramar
To help veterans who served in the U.S. Marine Corps avoid misdiagnosis, we offer screenings
Misdiagnosis is quite common and is more likely to happen, especially when doctors are unaware of a patient’s history of asbestos exposure - without knowing of previous exposure, doctors may fail to connect a patient’s symptoms with an asbestos-related disease. Getting the right diagnosis from a medical specialist as soon as possible is critical to receiving life-extending treatments and also to recover the right amount of financial compensation they are eligible for, as asbestos trust funds pay out money depending primarily on their diagnosis.
We strongly encourage you to reach out to our medical experts, who have vast experience in diagnosing diseases that stem from asbestos exposure, if you served in the U.S. Marine Corps and experience symptoms like:
- shortness of breath
- dry cough
- persistent chest pain
To promote timely detection and help Marine Corps veterans avoid misdiagnosis, we offer no-cost asbestos screenings at our location in Birmingham, AL, to all veterans having symptoms of pulmonary diseases.
Surviving family members of deceased Marine Corps veterans are entitled to financial compensation
Surviving spouses and dependents of Marine Corps veterans who have died from an asbestos-related illness as a result of their service may be eligible to get a tax-free monetary benefit called VA Dependency and Indemnity Compensation. Eligible survivors can also receive compensation from one or more of the several trust funds established to compensate victims and their families. If you lost a loved one to an asbestos-related disease let us explain how we can help you during this difficult time.
Oftentimes, veterans who were victims of asbestos exposure refuse to seek financial compensation during their lifetime or they tragically pass away before the conclusion of their claim. In such circumstances, surviving spouses and dependents can step in and can either file a claim with asbestos trust funds to recover compensation on behalf of their loved one or, if the victim had already filed an asbestos claim before death, they can bring the process to fruition. Regardless of your situation, we can help you get the information and resources you need.
Asbestos exposure jobs in the U.S. Marine Corps