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Mesothelioma Law Firm Has History Of Representing Veterans
DALLAS (November 11, 2011) – On Veteran’s Day 2011, the mesothelioma lawyers at Baron and Budd are pausing to honor the many men and women who have served our country in the armed forces. Sadly, many of these brave men and women later developed mesotheliom from exposure to asbestos while serving, most notably aboard Navy ships.
Mesothelioma is a rare cancer caused by asbestos that affects the lining of the lung. Though there are only approximately 3,000 cases of mesothelioma cancer diagnosed each year in the United States, a surprising percentage of these cases occur in veterans because asbestos was so widely used in the military, primarily on Naval ships.
"Many of our veterans were unknowingly exposed to asbestos-containing products while serving, even though the asbestos companies knew that their products could cause cancer," said Allen Vaught, mesothelioma lawyer at Baron and Budd and Iraq War veteran. "As a mesothelioma law firm, we are proud to have a history of defending America’s veterans and continue to assist veterans with mesothelioma lawsuits today. We are asking everyone to take a moment to remember our veterans who died on and off the battlefield."
Baron and Budd has been honored to represent many veterans who have suffered from mesothelioma. Most notably, the firm represented Admiral Elmo Zumwalt, a highly decorated veteran who served as the Chief of Naval Operations during the Veteran War, in a mesothelioma lawsuit against the asbestos companies responsible for his exposure.
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, mesothelioma attorneys and veterans’ issues.