Naval employees: Did your work lead to an asbestos illness such as lung
Beginning in the 1930s and continuing through the mid-1970s, the U.S. Navy used asbestos-containing products in its
naval ships and shipyards.
Asbestos was used for its heat and fire resistance. The
Navy even used asbestos in more than 300
materials for construction and repair aboard warships and at shipyards.
Naval employees were exposed to asbestos in insulation and in the
materials located in engine and boiler rooms, where heat resistance is
Those who worked below deck--including boilermakers--were heavily exposed
to asbestos fibers.
Boilermakers had to maintain, install, and repair the asbestos-insulated
boilers in naval vessels, which easily release asbestos fibers through normal
Many naval workers have come forward to say their work environment led to a
diagnosis of mesothelioma, asbestosis or lung cancer from asbestos.
If this has been your experience, we may be able to help.
For over two decades, Weitz & Luxenberg P.C. has handled some of the most
legally complicated and groundbreaking asbestos litigation in the country.
Men and women diagnosed with mesothelioma or lung cancer caused by asbestos exposure or secondary
exposure may be entitled to compensation from the companies responsible for
If you would like a free consultation or more information
about your legal options, please complete the form on this page, and a
representative of our law firm will
contact you as soon as possible.