HOUSTON, May 28, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Mesothelioma.us is now offering free information packets about mesothelioma and United States veterans assistance. In order to receive the complimentary and helpful information, visitors to the site simply need to complete a confidential form, or call 1-800-763-9286 for immediate assistance. The free information packets are being offered without obligation.
As an article on http://mesothelioma.us noted, veterans who served between the 1940s through the 1970s have the highest risk of developing mesothelioma. Because the use of asbestos-containing products was not prohibited in the U.S. until 1975, millions of asbestos products were used in the military's sleeping quarters, floors, boiler rooms and engines.
Because so many veterans were exposed to harmful asbestos during their time in the military, some have become ill with mesothelioma.
"Navy veterans were the most vulnerable to asbestos-exposure due to the large quantities of asbestos products used on the vessels," the article said, adding that examples of common asbestos-containing products include gaskets, brake pedals, piping and plumbing and flooring.
"Veterans who worked majority of their time below deck have the highest risk for mesothelioma."
Veterans who have been diagnosed with mesothelioma are often confused about their available VA benefits. As the article on Mesothelioma.us explained, if veterans can prove that their disease was a direct result of being exposed to asbestos during their time in the service, then their disability is service-connected and they are eligible for help.
In addition to requesting the free information packets, Navy veterans who have been diagnosed with mesothelioma may also contact Mesothelioma.us to learn about how much of a settlement they may be entitled to; this will help to compensate them for their pain and suffering as well as medical expenses.
Anybody who would like to learn more about mesothelioma may visit the website; in addition to helping veterans understand their rights, the site features numerous articles about the cancer and its treatment options.
Mesothelioma.us is an authoritative website that includes comprehensive resources for mesothelioma patients and their families. The site includes up-to-date information about treatment options, major U.S. cancer centers, clinical trials, veteran's claims and benefit information and mesothelioma lawyers. For more information, please visit http://mesothelioma.us/.