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Air Force Asbestos Cancer Claims

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The legal team at The Lyon Firm takes pride in representing US veterans after years of service in the Air Force results in the development of a toxic exposure-related cancer or illness. If you or a loved one have recently been diagnosed with a serious medical condition or a cancer known to be associated with past asbestos exposure, you may be eligible for significant compensation. Contact our air force asbestos lawyers to discuss your unique case. 

We have twenty years of experience filing personal injury and toxic tort claims, and we have settled numerous asbestos cases for six and seven figures. Our firm works with leading industry experts to help build the strongest case possible for our clients. We assume all financial risk, and offer free case reviews. To get started, you only need to prepare your service history and medical records and we can begin processing your claims. 

What Can I Recover in an Asbestos Cancer Claim?

Many former civilian contractors and service members at George Air Force base in Victorville, California have filed injury claims in the past if they developed a cancer thought to be related to toxic exposure from the time of their service. Certain forms of lung cancer like mesothelioma and diseases like asbestosis are only caused by asbestos exposure, and typically has a long latency period, meaning you could have been exposed to a toxic material forty years ago and just no develop cancer. If that happens to you, you may be able to file a lawsuit to recover the following:

  • Long-Term Disability: Anyone who worked at George Air Force Base and later gets a confirmed diagnosis of mesothelioma, asbestosis, or lung cancer may be able to file a claim for compensation with the VA. When necessary, the Lyon Firm may need too take a step further and negotiate on your behalf. 

  • Special Monthly Compensation: In cases where an illness or injury are especially serious and prohibits them from working or living the same quality of life, they may be able to qualify  for special monthly compensation. 

  • Dependency and Indemnity Compensation (DIC): Surviving spouses or dependents of Air Force veterans who have passed away due to an asbestos-related cancer or disease. 

  • Medical Expenses: All medical costs and treatments will be paid for, even when an individual must visit a hospital outside the VA network. All medications, rehab and consultations should be compensated. 

  • Vocational Rehabilitation: When veterans cannot return to their former position or career, they can receive new job training. 

Why Hire The Lyon Firm?

An asbestos exposure lawyer is essential to getting you the maximum payout you deserve. We have been able to negotiate large compensation packages for injured air force veterans over the last twenty years. We have the experience, the dedication and the resources to see your case through to the end. 

To ensure you are focusing on your health and spending time with your family, we will assume all tasks related to filing your claim, completing the legal process and negotiating for a significant settlement. 

George Air Force Base Asbestos FAQ

Where was I exposed to asbestos?

The United States Air Force used asbestos and many other toxic materials long before they realized they were a major cause of cancer clusters in the community. The aircraft itself had asbestos components, as did a lot of building materials and machinery at George Air Force Base. The air force and other branches of the military commonly used asbestos to fireproof their installation and to insulate high-temp applications. Asbestos is actually still present on some bases. 

George Air Force Base was placed on the EPA’s “National Priority List” in 1990, leading many veterans to come forward with related illnesses. 

Can I still file an asbestos cancer claim many years later?

Call our lawyers to learn more about the specific statute of limitations in your state. Many veterans can file claims at any time after their service if they just recently learn that their condition was caused by a toxin on a military base. 

Can I file a VA Disability Claim and a lawsuit simultaneously?

Yes, it is possible and many servicemen and civilians have settled cases for six or seven figures. You are encouraged to contact an attorney to asses your case.