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The U. S. Navy has the highest rate of diagnosed Mesothelioma cases among its veterans than any other branch of military service.
If you are a Navy Veteran and exposed to asbestos between 1930-1980, your risk of developing mesothelioma is seven times that of people in the general population.
Asbestos Exposure in the Navy
U.S. Navy 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 Navy 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.
Navy Veterans with the highest risk for developing Mesothelioma include:
Hull Maintenance Technicians
Motor Pool Mechanics
Ship Berthing Workers
Navy Ranks Exposed To Asbestos:
Navy Academy Cadets
Navy Chief Petty Officers
Navy Chief Warrant Officers
Navy Enlisted Personnel
Navy Gunners Mate
Navy Petty Officers
Navy Women Veterans
Asbestos Products Used by the Navy:
Acoustic Tile Products
Asphalt Plastic Cement
Cable & Wiring
Cork Board Products
Deck Covering Products
Fire Resistant Clothes
Hot Water Pipes & Tanks
Roofing Tar & Materials
Smoke Screen Generators
Sound Dampening Materials
The Navy’s Surgeon General described in his 1929 annual report, “Hazards of Asbestosis” that the cause of asbestosis is extended asbestos exposure to military veterans yet the Navy continued its use of toxic asbestos for 40 more years.
U. S. Courts are now holding asbestos companies and distributors that exposed veterans to deadly asbestos dust and fibers accountable by awarding Mesothelioma victims large settlements for their pain and suffering.
The 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).
Malignant Mesothelioma primarily occurs in patients between the ages of 55-75.
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
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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