Veterans’ News

July 8, 2022

Contaminated Water at Camp Lejeune Leads to Major Illnesses

The U.S. Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune in North Carolina was established in 1942. In 1982, the Marine Corps discovered specific volatile organic compounds (VOCs) in the drinking water provided by two of the eight water treatment plants on base. Before 1986, water from the Tarawa Terrace and Hadnot Point treatment plants contaminated the water at Camp Lejeune with trichloroethylene (TCE), perchloroethylene (PCE), vinyl chloride, benzene, and trans-1,2-dichloroethylene (DCE). The levels of TCE was 280 times higher than the U.S. maximum contaminant level (MCL). Health effects for TCE Kidney cancer Non-Hodgkin lymphoma Cardiac defects Leukemia Liver cancer Multiple myeloma End-stage […]
January 25, 2021

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 Maximum Annual Pension Rates for 2021. One tragic consequence that many former service members experience [...]
February 19, 2020

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 effects were discovered. As a result, many service members developed life-threatening illnesses, such as asbestosis [...]
November 15, 2016

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 published a post on Veterans Day honoring veterans: those who are our clients, our staff [...]
October 17, 2016

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 is estimated that veterans account for thirty percent of mesothelioma deaths in the United States. [...]
November 13, 2015

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 estimated that veterans account for thirty percent of mesothelioma deaths in the United States. After [...]
November 11, 2015

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 States Veterans in our Novato offices. We are honored to work alongside those who have [...]
November 9, 2015

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 asbestos fibers in their vehicles, ships, and even their living quarters. This past exposure puts [...]
October 26, 2015

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 veteran has been diagnosed with an asbestos-related disease, like mesothelioma, they often file claims against [...]
July 8, 2022

Contaminated Water at Camp Lejeune Leads to Major Illnesses

The U.S. Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune in North Carolina was established in 1942. In 1982, the Marine Corps discovered specific volatile organic compounds (VOCs) in the drinking water provided by two of the eight water treatment plants on base. Before 1986, water from the Tarawa Terrace and Hadnot Point treatment plants contaminated the water at Camp Lejeune with trichloroethylene (TCE), perchloroethylene (PCE), vinyl chloride, benzene, and trans-1,2-dichloroethylene (DCE). The levels of TCE was 280 times higher than the U.S. maximum contaminant level (MCL). Health effects for TCE Kidney cancer Non-Hodgkin lymphoma Cardiac defects Leukemia Liver cancer Multiple myeloma End-stage […]
January 25, 2021

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 Maximum Annual Pension Rates for 2021. One tragic consequence that many former service members experience [...]
February 19, 2020

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 effects were discovered. As a result, many service members developed life-threatening illnesses, such as asbestosis [...]
November 15, 2016

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 published a post on Veterans Day honoring veterans: those who are our clients, our staff [...]
October 17, 2016

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 is estimated that veterans account for thirty percent of mesothelioma deaths in the United States. [...]
November 13, 2015

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 estimated that veterans account for thirty percent of mesothelioma deaths in the United States. After [...]
November 11, 2015

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 States Veterans in our Novato offices. We are honored to work alongside those who have [...]
November 9, 2015

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 asbestos fibers in their vehicles, ships, and even their living quarters. This past exposure puts [...]
October 26, 2015

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 veteran has been diagnosed with an asbestos-related disease, like mesothelioma, they often file claims against [...]