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Asbestos Exposure in the Army

Army veterans are at risk for developing malignant Mesothelioma from its use of asbestos in Army vehicles, trucks, buses, jeeps, planes and transport vehicles and the construction of Army barracks and Army bases.

Army veterans that served between 1940-1980 are at risk for developing Mesothelioma. 

There are approximately 25 million U. S veterans in the U. S. who were exposed to asbestos and are at risk of developing Mesothelioma cancer. The latency period for asbestos cancer to develop can be 10-50 years after your initial exposure. 

1 in 3 Navy veterans will develop an asbestos-related disease in their lifetime.

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U S Army Asbestos Exposure

Army veterans were exposed to asbestos in several ways during their service. Those at the highest risk are those who worked construction, auto repair, renovation, demolition, building and it was used and projects.

Thousands of Army vehicles and bases were constructed with asbestos-containing products and materials.

Army Veterans with the highest risk for developing Mesothelioma include:

Aircraft Mechanics



Civilian Contractors

Construction Workers 

Damage Controlmen 

Demolition Workers 

Electricians Mates 



Gunners Mates

Machinery Repairman


Maintenance Workers



Motor Pool Mechanics




Vehicle Mechanic


List of Army Ranks Exposed to Asbestos


Private Second Class

Private First Class




Staff Sergeants

Sergeant First Class

Master Sergeants

First Sergeants

Sergeant Majors

Command Sergeant Majors

Sergeant Major of the Army

Army Officers

Warrant Officers

Chief Warrant Officers

Second Lieutenants

First Lieutenants



Lieutenant Colonels


Lieutenant Generals

Major Generals

Brigadier Generals


When Did the Military Know About Asbestos Exposure?

The Navy’s Surgeon General described in his 1929 annual report, “Hazards of Asbestosis” that asbestosis is caused by extended asbestos exposure to military veterans yet the Navy continued its use of toxic asbestos for 40 more years. 

Asbestos Products used by the Army

Acoustic Tile Products

Adhesive Products

Ammunition Hoists 

Asbestos Sheets 

Asbestos Suits 

Asbestos-Containing Parts 

Asphalt Plastic Cement 

Auto Part Products

Base Structures 



Boiler Products

Brake Products

Cable & Wiring


Caulking Products 

Ceiling Tiles 


Chalk Boards 


Communication Systems 

Concrete Additives 

Concrete Foundations 

Construction Equipment 

Cooling Towers 

Cork Board Products 

Deck Covering Products

Drywall Products 

Duct Products 

Electrical Equipment 

Engine Parts 



Fire Resistant Clothes 

Fireproofing Products


Flooring Products 


Foundation Cement 

Furnace Products

Gas Masks 

Gasket Products



Grinding Products

Gun Mounts 

Heat Shields 

Heating Systems 

Hosing Products

Hot Water Pipes & Tanks 

HVAC Systems 

Hydraulic Systems 

Instrument Paneling 

insulating Products 

Joint Compound 



Mortar Products

Packing Materials

Paint Products

Paneling Products

Pipe Products 

Plumbing Systems

Propeller Assemblies



Refractory Products


Roofing Tar & Materials

Sealants, Sealers

Smoke Screen Generators

Soil on Army Bases

Sound Dampening Materials

Soundproofing Panels

Steam Products

Stucco Products

Surfacing Materials





Valve Products

Vehicle Products

Wall Insulation

Weapon Systems

Welding Rods

Mesothelioma Statute of Limitations

Statutes of Limitations is the time a Mesothelioma victim has to file a lawsuit. 

The Statute of Limitations for Mesothelioma and asbestos exposure varies from state to state.

The Statute of Limitations for Mesothelioma begins when a person is either diagnosed or dies, not the date of their exposure.

An experienced Mesothelioma attorney can help you file a claim before your Statutes of Limitations expires.

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List of Duties - Army Asbestos Exposure

Assembling,  Binding,  Buffing,  Changing,  Chipping,  Cleaning,  Coating,  Covering,  Crushing,  Cutting,  Demonstrating,  Designing,  Developing,  Digging,  Dismantling,  Drilling,  Examining,  Filling,  Fitting,  Fixing,  Folding,  Measuring,  Mixing,  Modifying,  Mounting,  Moving,  Observing,  Operating , Overhauling,  Packaging,  Grinding,  Helping,  Inserting,  Inspecting,  Instructing,  Investigating,  Laboring,  Lining,  Loading,  Painting,  Piling,  Pouring,  Prepping,  Pressing,  Processing,  Pumping,  Removing,  Repairing,  Replacing,  Sealing,  Servicing,  Setting,  Sorting,  Spinning,  Spraying,  Stacking,  Stamping,  Stripping,  Supervising,  Testing,  Training,  Trimming,  Troubleshooting,  Twisting,  Unloading,  Washing,  Weighing,  Welding,  Winding,  Wiring,  Working,  Wrapping   

30 Billion in Asbestos Trust Funds!


Veterans Mesothelioma Diagnosis & Asbestos Trust Funds

Asbestos manufacturers of products and materials have admitted fault and set up trust funds to compensate workers for their asbestos exposure. There are more than 30 billion dollars in asbestos trust funds for patients diagnosed with Mesothelioma cancer, asbestos lung cancer, and other asbestos-related diseases. If you know someone who has Mesothelioma, contact us to learn more about your legal rights for asbestos compensation.

Veterans diagnosed with  Mesothelioma have legal rights and may be eligible to recover compensation from negligent asbestos companies and asbestos trust funds. Get a free consultation from an experienced Mesothelioma lawyer to know if you have a valid legal claim today.

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Navy Mesothelioma

Navy Veterans Mesothelioma Lawsuit Claims

Navy veterans account for 16 percent of all asbestos-related lung diseases.

Air Force Mesothelioma

Air Force Veterans Mesothelioma Lawsuit Claims

Asbestos materials were used to build aircraft and construct Air Force bases.

Women Veterans

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Nearly 1 in 4 Diagnosed Mesothelioma Cases Each Year are Women

Coast Guard Mesothelioma

USCG Coast Guard Veterans Mesothelioma Lawsuit Claims

The Coast Guard used the same asbestos-containing equipment as the Navy.

U. S. Marines Mesothelioma

US Marines Veterans Mesothelioma Lawsuit Claims

American Cancer Society report - Asbestos was found in old Marine Corps barracks.

Retired Veterans

REtired Veterans Mesothelioma Lawsuit Claims

There are 21.5 million living veterans that served in the U. S. military forces.

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About 600,000 victims have filed claims for damage from their asbestos exposure. 

Mesothelioma Settlements

Mesothelioma Settlement Lawsuits

Asbestos companies have paid claimants more than $18 billion since the late 1980s.

Statute of Limitations

Mesothelioma Statute of Limitations

Each state has a strict statute of limitations to file your asbestos lawsuit.

Asbestos Trust Funds

Asbestos Trust Fund Mesothelioma Lawsuit Claims

Asbestos companies have paid claimants more than $18 billion since the late 1980s.

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Mesothelioma Medical Information

Mesothelioma Diagnosed?

Mesothelioma Diagnosed Mesothelioma Lawsuit Claims

Mesothelioma primarily diagnosed in Veterans between the ages of 55-75 

Mesothelioma Treatment


The 3 main treatments for Mesothelioma are: surgery, radiation and chemotherapy.

Mesothelioma Symptoms

Mesothelioma Symptoms

90% of Mesothelioma patients reported shortness of breath as their first symptom.

Secondhand Exposure

Secondhand Exposure Asbestos Lawyer

Diagnosed Mesothelioma rates are higher among spouses of asbestos workers.

Mesothelioma Survival Rate

Mesothelioma Survival Rate

Life expectancy for a mesothelioma patient is 12 – 21 months after diagnosis.

Asbestos Lung Cancer

Asbestos Lung Cancer Mesothelioma Lawsuit Claims

There is about 15,000 Asbestos-related cancers diagnosed each year in U. S.