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August 16, 2009

Free Veteran Legal Clinic in PA

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PA Free Clinic Assisting Veterans

Harrisburg, Pennsylvania – August 14, 2009

“In Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, a free clinic at the Widener University School of Law is helping veterans who have a low or fixed income find a way to improve their lot in life. One veteran getting help from the clinic is former Navy sailor Joseph Rybnick. When he was 19, he was serving on a Navy cruiser. While cutting studs with a torch under a radio room desk, the desk collapsed on top of him. 30 years later, Rybnick says his injuries are still affecting his day-to-day life. “I can’t do a day’s work,” he said. “Every time I move, I lose my breath.”

Rybnick also suffers from damaged lungs, damage caused by asbestos exposure during his stint in the Navy. Asbestos was once commonly used in pipe insulation and other materials. Asbestos exposure is known to cause mesothelioma or lung cancer or other medical conditions. The issue of veteran asbestos exposure has long been a health and safety concern for members of the military community.”

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