Veterans’ News

Department of Veterans Affairs Increases Pension Rate for 2021
Life as a military veteran comes with numerous challenges—emotional, psychological and financial. To help veterans pay their medical bills, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) pays an annual pension. In late December, the VA announced that it is increasing the...
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On-Base Housing For Military Families: Source For Causing Mesothelioma
Military members have been working with asbestos for decades. Exposure to asbestos dust has contributed to 1/3 of veterans developing cancer, including about 10% who develop mesothelioma. The disease still in search of a cure is an aggressive and rare...
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Iraq War Veterans at Risk from Deadly Disease
When people hear of veterans at risk from disease, they might think of Navy veterans from World War II. The harmful particle known as asbestos is widely known to have been used in shipyards and military vessels before its harmful...
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How US Military Service Members Have Been Exposed to Asbestos
Service members and veterans are at higher risk for developing asbestos-related diseases than other people because of the historical presence of asbestos in buildings, ships and combat situations to which they have been exposed during their service. Last week we...
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Guide for Filing VA Claims after Asbestos Exposure
If you are a United States veteran, you are at risk for an asbestos-related disease diagnosis due to exposure during your time of service. Prior to the 1970s, asbestos was commonly used in every branch of the military. Today, it...
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Veterans’ Guide to Filing VA Claims after Asbestos Exposure
If you are a United States veteran, you are at risk for an asbestos-related disease diagnosis due to exposure during your time of service. Prior to the 1970s, asbestos was used in every branch of the military. Today, it is...
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Honoring Our Veterans
November 11 marks Veterans Day in the United States. Today we thank and honor all of those who have served in our armed forces throughout our country. Honoring our Employee Veterans Brayton Purcell LLP is proud to employ several United...
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Veterans make up 30% of Mesothelioma Deaths
Did you know that our veterans are likely to have come into contact with asbestos during their time of service? Whether they served in the Army, Navy, or other branch of the United States Military, veterans risked exposure to deadly...
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The FACT Act Hurts Veterans
Did you know that veterans make up three out of ten mesothelioma deaths in the United States? Mesothelioma, a fatal cancer known to be caused by asbestos exposure, has affected individuals within all branches of the U.S. Military. After a...
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San Francisco Residents Target of Military Experiment
San Francisco’s famous fog has become a celebrated part of SF living. Residents have even personified the fog, naming it Karl. Most wouldn’t expect Karl to be involved in a “simulated germ-warfare attack,” but he has quite a nasty past....
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