Veterans’ News

July 14, 2015

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. In 1950 the U.S. Military conducted what has been described as “one of the largest [...]
May 22, 2015

American Veterans Fought Enemies and Asbestos

American Veterans Fought Enemies and Asbestosby Brayton Purcell LLP | May 22, 2015 | Veterans' News | With Memorial Day approaching next week, we thought this would be the perfect time to spread some awareness about the unseen dangers soldiers have faced in our military. While they battled our country’s enemies on sea, land, and [...]
November 14, 2014

Infographic: Mesothelioma in Military Vets

Infographic: Mesothelioma in Military Vetsby Brayton Purcell LLP | Nov 14, 2014 | Veterans' News | Here at Brayton Purcell, it can sometimes feel like every day is Veterans Day. We speak and meet with clients who have served in the United States Military on a daily basis. We are so grateful for their service [...]
November 11, 2014

Brayton Purcell Celebrates Veterans Day

Brayton Purcell Celebrates Veterans Dayby Brayton Purcell LLP | Nov 11, 2014 | Veterans' News | Happy Veterans Day! November 11 became the national holiday for Veterans in 1938. It originated as “Armistice Day” in 1919 on the first anniversary of the end of World War I, and quickly evolved into what we know it [...]
August 4, 2014

Veterans Seek to Repeal Asbestos Law Passed in Wisconsin

Veterans Seek to Repeal Asbestos Law Passed in Wisconsinby Brayton Purcell LLP | Aug 4, 2014 | Veterans' News | Earlier this year, Wisconsin voters approved a bill that limits the rights of asbestos victims seeking compensation for debilitating asbestos-related diseases, like mesothelioma. Despite the law passing four months ago, many retired veterans are getting [...]
May 19, 2014

Justice Denied for Veterans and Other Mesothelioma Victims

Mesothelioma trials can be complex — but also straight forward: it was often the case in the past that many employers and asbestos manufacturers knew of the deadly effects of exposure, but did not properly inform or train their employees to handle it in a safe manner.For some time now, juries have been ruling in the favor of mesothelioma victims – most often veterans or blue-collar workers — as their exposure and resulting illnesses can be traced back directly to deceptive asbestos manufacturers who stalled too long on making the dangers of asbestos known to their workers. In January 2014, […]
November 13, 2013

Infographic: Honoring our U.S. Veterans

by Brayton Purcell LLP | Nov 13, 2013 | Veterans' News | How much do you know about our country’s most respected men and women? Were you aware that 1.6 veterans today are female? How about that 26% of our vets have a bachelor’s degree? Test your knowledge while reading through our latest infographic.Click the [...]
November 11, 2013

Celebrating United States Veterans

Happy Veterans Day! November 11 became the national holiday for Veterans in 1938. It originated as “Armistice Day” in 1919 (the first anniversary of World War I), and has quickly evolved into what we know it as today. Veterans Day is the perfect time to honor all American service members, living or dead. On this [...]
October 11, 2013

Mesothelioma Awareness for Shipbuilders

What American occupations do you think are the deadliest? One might assume that our firefighters or police are the ones gambling with their lives daily against fires and criminals, but dangers on the job are not always visible. Toxic substances like asbestos have been silent killers for many different kinds of workers throughout history. United [...]