According to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, there are currently 25 million living individuals who have served in the United States armed forces. Hundreds of thousands, if not millions of these living veterans were exposed to toxic asbestos-containing materials during military service.
Free Mesothelioma Case Evaluation: If you or a loved one was a member of the Navy and contracted mesothelioma as a result of asbestos exposure, 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?
Those who may have been directly or indirectly in contact with asbestos fibers include Navy shipyard workers, other military branches and even civilian workers employed on or off shore in different commands. Research shows that specific jobs exposed workers to asbestos. These include machinists mates, machinery repairmen, and those who worked in boiler rooms. There is a higher rate among those workers on different Navy ships for contracting the deadly disease. This was due to asbestos being used more frequently in shipyards than any other military location in the country. Since mesothelioma and other lung related diseases are triggered in later stages of life, veterans who were involved in the military between 1940 and 1970 are those who are at an increased risk.
Naval records for asbestos-containing materials used in shipyards, ship construction or ship repairs still exist and are used in investigating mesothelioma, asbestosis, and asbestos cases. Military specifications have helped to identify many asbestos-containing products for veteran asbestos claims.
Veterans and civilian employees may have encountered asbestos while doing a number of jobs aboard the ships, including welding, pipefitting, plumbing, electrical work, insulating, and much more. Furthermore, those who were involved with the repair of ships when they returned from battle were constantly exposed to damaged asbestos, which releases tiny asbestos particles that can be inhaled and later cause scarring and even cancerous tumors. Almost no one who worked at U.S. shipyards was exempt from asbestos exposure.
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 mesothelioma lawsuits. We are handling individual litigation nationwide and currently accepting new cases in all 50 states.