• Helping Veterans with Asbestos Exposure for Over 20 Years
  • April 20, 2017
  • Law Firm: Waters Kraus LLP - Dallas Office
  • Military veterans from any U.S. branch seeking benefits for mesothelioma and asbestos exposure need not go it alone, help is but a phone call away.

    CALIFORNIA - Waters Kraus & Paul announces that its VA certified asbestos lawyers are available to help military veterans from every branch of service who have been diagnosed with mesothelioma file for benefits from the Veterans Affairs Department (VA).

    Did you know that veterans are estimated to make up approximately 30 percent of the nearly 3,000 mesothelioma cases diagnosed each year in the United States? Asbestos is the only known cause of mesothelioma and it was used extensively in the military for decades. Millions of veterans have been exposed to asbestos during their years of military service putting them at risk for life-threatening diseases such as asbestosis, lung cancer, and mesothelioma.

    The asbestos lawyers at Waters Kraus & Paul have been helping veterans and military families who have been affected by asbestos exposure hold the culprits accountable through the legal system for over 20 years. In fact, almost 50 percent of the firm’s clients are military veterans and their asbestos lawyers have tried many Navy cases to verdict. The firm’s VA certified asbestos lawyers can even help veterans from all branches of services file for VA benefits.

    Is Mesothelioma a Service-Connected Medical Condition?

    Until the recent past, a veteran’s only recourse for service-related asbestos exposure has been through the courts. However, now the VA recognizes mesothelioma as a “service-connected” medical condition and Waters Kraus & Paul can help. The firm can assist you in exploring all of your legal and military options and help you file a lawsuit or a VA benefits claim.

    Waters Kraus & Paul partner and practicing asbestos lawyer Scott Frost served with the Judge Advocate General’s (“JAG”) Corps of the U.S. Army. He has a firsthand understanding of the VA system. Scott and other asbestos lawyers at the firm are also accredited by the Department of Veterans Affairs. This certification authorizes them to prepare, present, and prosecute claims for veterans’ benefits before the Department of Veterans Affairs.

    Because of their years of experience and personal knowledge of the VA and the legal system, Waters Kraus & Paul’s VA certified asbestos lawyers can help you thoroughly explore all options available. They can guide you through the submissions and appeals process at no cost to you or your family