Veteran Sues Apartment Complex Over Asbestos Exposure

Houston, TX, Harris, 02/02/2016 /SubmitPressRelease123/

Veteran Exposed To Asbestos Files Lawsuit Against Apartment Complex  

A Virginia veteran has filed a lawsuit against his apartment complex for allegedly exposing him and numerous other tenants to asbestos and subsequently attempting to cover up the asbestos exposure by evicting hundreds of their tenants. The asbestos suit was filed by Ray P, a Virginian veteran who resided in the Hunting Point Apartments for nearly twenty years. Ray says the property owners exposed him, together with numerous other tenants, to hazardous asbestos through ongoing construction works for approximately four years.

According to the suit, ongoing renovation and construction to the complex, which began in year 2012, has exposed tenants including Ray to dangerous asbestos particles. As a result, the suit says, many of them could develop life-threatening asbestos-related conditions including asbestosis, lung cancer and malignant mesothelioma. Additionally, the suit states that the exposure was done maliciously with reckless disregard for the safety of hundreds of tenants living in the apartment complex including the plaintiff. The malicious acts on the part of government officials and the developers include conspiracy, collusion, and a continuing cover-up that led to illegal gentrification, displacement and removal of many tenants including the plaintiff.

Mesothelioma Veterans Assistance Benefits After Being Diagnosed with Abestos Mesothelioma 

.Besides receiving substantial financial damages by filing an asbestos claim, U.S. Navy Veterans suffering from malignant mesothelioma could also be eligible to get some Veterans Administration-related benefits (VA benefits). VA benefits might include medical and financial benefits, depending on the veterans’ service-related (direct or indirect) asbestos exposure. In general, the Veterans Administration offers some ‘special benefits programs’ for service-linked disorders such as ionizing radiation, Gulf War syndrome, Agent Orange etc. These benefits programs allow U.S. Veterans to get benefits solely based on the diagnosis of any qualifying disease.

The Veterans are not required to prove how, where, and when they were exposed. However, VA hasn’t included exposure to asbestos and a consequent mesothelioma diagnosis so far in its ‘special benefits program’ (in spite of the fact that numerous Veterans are suffering from asbestos-related diseases like mesothelioma because of their service-related exposure). Veterans with mesothelioma have to submit an application for benefits, which should be supplemented with the diagnosing pathology/medical report indicating the disease and sufficient evidence of the specific service-related asbestos exposure. For this reason, the service of an experienced mesothelioma lawyer is vital for Veterans suffering from mesothelioma.

If you have any questions regarding potential VA benefits, please call Danziger & De Llano Experienced Mesothelioma Attorneys  at 800-818-5047 for a free consultation.

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