DALLAS –(May 24, 2012) –Baron and Budd, one of the first law firms to successfully handle a mesothelioma lawsuit, is standing up this Memorial Day to honor veterans who have fallen in service to their country. The mesothelioma attorneys at the firm are proud to salute military veterans who have passed from mesothelioma, a rare cancer of the lining of the lungs, due to asbestos exposure while serving in the Armed Forces.

“A large number of military veterans, especially Navy veterans, are diagnosed with mesothelioma every year,” said Allen Vaught, veteran and attorney at Baron and Budd. “Veterans account for a high percentage of mesothelioma patients –even more than the rest of the population. Most veterans’ mesothelioma can be traced back to exposure during their military service.”

Baron and Budd has been fighting for veterans with mesothelioma and their families for more than 30 years. Throughout the firm’s history, our mesothelioma attorneys have been honored to represented countless military veterans who bravely served our country. We do not sue the military. Instead, we go after the companies responsible for using asbestos in their products even though they knew it could cause cancer.

One of Baron and Budd’s best-known veteran clients was Navy Admiral Elmo Zumwalt, who served as Chief of Naval Operations in the 1970s. Adm. Zumwalt helped reshape the Navy, launching initiatives to reform outdated policies and procedures, allow more opportunity for women and minorities in the Navy, and create support programs for Navy wives.

To learn more about veterans and mesothelioma, call Baron & Budd at 1.866.855.1229.

About Baron & Budd, P.C.

The national mesothelioma law firm of Baron & Budd, P.C. has a more than 30-year history of “Protecting What’s Right” for asbestos sufferers and their families. As one of the first law firms to successfully litigate an asbestos lawsuit, Baron & Budd continues to actively represent veterans, industry workers and others who are suffering as a result of exposure to asbestos. Baron & Budd achieved the largest mesothelioma verdict ever in the state of Texas, a $55 million verdict for an asbestos sufferer and his family in El Paso, Texas. Contact Baron and Budd at 1.866.855.1229 for additional information on mesothelioma treatments, mesothelioma cancer doctors and treatment centers and mesothelioma attorneys.