Merchant Marine crewmen risk getting mesothelioma due to the close proximity of asbestos below deck
January 9, 2009 - Many professions are at an increased risk for asbestos exposure and the eventual development of mesothelioma.
Mechanics, contractors and electricians, for example, have a high risk of being exposed to asbestos on the job. One of the more dangerous occupations is that of a crewman in the Merchant Marine.
Crewmen who were part of the Merchant Marine between 1940 and 1980 are among the many industrial and maritime workers at risk for asbestos-related disease.
The reason is rooted in maritime history going back decades, as well as the deep-seated and justified fear sea-going men have of fire at sea.
The truth about asbestos
Government sources estimate that in the next decade more than 35,000 people nationwide will be diagnosed with the deadliest form of asbestos-related cancer, mesothelioma. This disease is most often the result of industrial workplace exposure to asbestos – and usually contracted through employers’ blatant disregard for the health and safety of their workers.
That’s why people diagnosed with mesothelioma and their family members have strong cases in court. Weitz & Luxenberg has protected the legal rights of workers for 25 years – longer than most law firms in the nation. And in that time the firm's mesothelioma lawyers have won several billion dollars in verdicts and settlements for clients.
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