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Coast Guard Veterans received the same asbestos-containing equipment, products, and training as the U.S. Navy Servicemen.
If you are a Coast Guard Veteran and were exposed to asbestos between 1930-1980, your risk of developing mesothelioma is seven times that of people in the general population.
Members of the U.S. Coast Guard, like those in all branches of military service, were exposed to asbestos in the regular discharge of their duties.
The U. S. Coast Guard enforces maritime laws and protects coastline and ports. The USCG also does drug and border enforcement; water rescues are responsible for inspecting commercial vessels and visiting foreign ships in U. S. ports and facilities.
Coast Guard Bases and Buildings
The Coast Guard has 48 bases spread across 48 states and in 26 foreign countries. These bases buildings were built between 1930-1970 and contained asbestos-containing materials.
The direct cause of Mesothelioma is exposure to asbestos materials and products. Mesothelioma is a rare and deadly type of cancer that develops in the lining of the lungs, stomach (abdomen), and the heart sac. When a person breathes, inhales or ingests microscopic asbestos fibers they can stay dormant in the body for 10-50 years before manifesting cancer symptoms.
Who is Most Likely to Get Mesothelioma?
The average age of a person diagnosed with Mesothelioma is 69 years old. People most likely to get diagnosed with Mesothelioma have worked around asbestos did the laundry for a worker would have been exposed. About 3,500 people will be diagnosed with malignant Mesothelioma each year in the U. S., and more than 15,000 Americans will be diagnosed with an asbestos-related disease (asbestos lung cancer, asbestosis).
U.S. Coast Guard vessels contained more than 300 asbestos products and materials. There are approximately 25 million U. S veterans 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 Coast Guard veterans will develop an asbestos-related disease in their lifetime.
14 in 1000 WW2 shipyard workers died of an asbestos-related disease compared to 18 in 1000 combat-related deaths.
Navy veterans were exposed to asbestos in several ways during their service. Those at the highest risk are those who worked in the construction, repair, renovation or demolition of the thousands Navy vessels and bases containing asbestos.
Coast Guard Veterans with the highest risk for developing Mesothelioma include:
Coast Guard Repairmen
Hull Maintenance Technicians
Motor Pool Mechanics
Ship Berthing Workers
Coast Guard Ranks Exposed to Asbestos
Chief Petty Officers
Master Chief Petty Officer
Chief Warrant Officers
Lieutenant Junior Grade
Rear Admiral Lower Half
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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Contact a Mesothelioma lawyer today for a free, no obligation Mesothelioma case evaluation to find out if you have a viable claim.
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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
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.
1 out of 3 U. S. Veterans are Diagnosed with an Asbestos-Related Disease in Their Lifetime!
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