For over 70 years, the military used a deadly carcinogen in almost every aspect of daily life. Does this affect you and aclaim for advantages you may have? Hi, my refer is Joe Scott. I’m an attorney with Lumbers and Groves, a law firm out of Evansville, Indiana and all we do is represent ex-servicemen in their claims for VA interests. So the carcinogen that I’mtalking about was asbestos. A plenty of parties have heard about it, but what was it actuallyand what was it used for? It was used in a variety of construction, from shipbuilding tohousing, to insularity, to electrical manufacturing. It was thought to be as common and helpful as lumber, glass, sword, rubber, but it was later found out to be extremely, extremelycarcinogenic or cancerous. So how does that impact youif you served in the military? Well, if you were exposedto something like asbestos, you have been able indications from asthma, to issues with your esophagus, you may have breathing problems, but you are able getmore serious conditions like mesothelioma, a particularly aggressiveand deadly structure of cancer that certifies in thebody’s natural membranes.Sometimes, impacts of mesothelioma will not be seen for decades, which you can imagine is whya lot of veterans struggle in getting successfulclaims for VA interests based on asbestos exposure. VA will say something to the tune of, well, you were exposedto this a long time ago and you’re just now having this malady. We don’t think that’s connected. At Grove and Wood, we deal with conditionslike this all the time, so if you think that you have a claim based on asbestos exposure, or you’d like to know moreeven just about the VA process, give us a request or visit us on our website.I’m Joe Scott with Grove and Woods. Thank you for watching.( upbeat music ).