People who have dedicated years of their lives and labor to the nation working on aircraft carriers have tragically and unnecessarily been the victims of asbestos exposure. Asbestos exposure on aircraft carriers and other ships greatly increases the risk of developing mesothelioma.
Free Mesothelioma Case Evaluation: If you or a loved one worked on an aircraft carrier and was subsequently diagnosed with mesothelioma or other asbestos-related health condition, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to compensation by filing a lawsuit and we can help.
What’s the problem?
Mesothelioma is one of several diseases that have affected past aircraft carrier workers. While the U.S. Navy has refused to keep records and statistics on the issue of asbestos disease among veterans, it is estimated that more than 25 percent of all mesothelioma patients are veterans of one of the Maritime Services.
As might be expected, aircraft bays and fuel storage areas were common locations where asbestos insulation was heavily used. Regardless of the type of vessel, the greatest amount of asbestos was generally used in engine and boiler rooms around turbines, gaskets and valves. Electrical conduits also contained large amounts of asbestos as well. Asbestos exposure was exacerbated by the closed-in environment below decks where air circulation was poor and the fact that much of the work was strenuous.
Although every veteran is rightfully entitled to free medical care for service-related injuries and illnesses, mesothelioma patients may experience difficulty when trying to receive health care. Much of this is attributed to the lengthy latency period of mesothelioma symptoms, which generally take a couple decades to arise once asbestos exposure has occurred. If the patient has worked in any industrial occupation since his/her discharge, it can be extremely difficult to determine who is responsible for the exposure and illness. Naval veterans who served aboard aircraft carriers or any other vessels may wish to contact a mesothelioma lawyer who specializes in asbestos litigation in order to receive compensation.
Do I have a Mesothelioma Lawsuit?
The Toxic Tort Litigation Group at our law firm is an experienced team of trial lawyers that focus exclusively on the representation of plaintiffs in asbestos-related mesothelioma lawsuits. We are handling individual litigation nationwide and currently accepting new cases in all 50 states.