Filing a Veteran's Mesothelioma Lawsuit

Many Americans diagnosed with mesothelioma were first exposed to asbestos during their time in the military. Because asbestos was so common in the military, it is important to have a knowledgeable and experienced law firm on your side when pursuing a veteran’s mesothelioma lawsuit.

The lawyers at Simmons Hanly Conroy have helped thousands of clients, many of whom were veterans diagnosed with mesothelioma. Military veterans exposed to asbestos during their service who did not become sick until years later may have the right to file a mesothelioma lawsuit. Our attorneys, some of whom are also veterans, are familiar with benefits and compensation specific to military veterans.

Veterans’ Mesothelioma Lawsuit FAQs


The military stopped using asbestos for new construction projects in the late 1970s and early 1980s. However, the buildings, ships and other transportation vehicles already containing asbestos remained in use for decades.


Yes. Simmons Hanly Conroy has helped many clients who were initially uncertain of how they were exposed to asbestos. We have a great team of researchers and an abundant amount of resources to help determine where you were exposed to asbestos during your time in the military. Our dedicated mesothelioma lawyers will work directly with you to determine the products that caused your asbestos-related injury and the manufacturers of that product.

Visit our Filing a Mesothelioma Lawsuit page for answers to more questions about the lawsuit process.


We do not file mesothelioma lawsuits directly against the Navy, Army, Air Force, Marine Corps or Coast Guard. Federal laws protect the U.S. government from being sued by people who were injured from military service. Instead, wounded veterans may receive disability benefits in recognition of their service. Mesothelioma lawsuits are most often filed against the companies responsible for making the original product – such as pumps, valves and insulation. We identify the manufacturer who supplied the asbestos products and equipment that may have been responsible for your asbestos exposure. We file a lawsuit against these responsible manufacturers who endangered your health and the health of others by failing to warn against the hazards of asbestos.


It depends. Filing a mesothelioma lawsuit will not automatically affect any veteran’s disability benefits you might be receiving or receive in the future. However, sometimes the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs will put a lien on any settlement amounts awarded. If that happens, our mesothelioma attorneys can help you navigate this process.

If you are a veteran battling mesothelioma, please contact us today for a free consultation regarding your specific situation. We are proud of the work we have done for our past veteran clients and hope you will give us the opportunity to serve you as well.