Did your boiler room job removing piping cause cancer? Talk to our Asbestos
We recently heard from a man who served in the Navy from 1965 to 1969 on the US Bon Homme
Richard in a job involving asbestos and
While there, he said he worked in the shipyards. He recalled that the ship
was full of asbestos.
He was assigned to work with the yard workers in the boiler rooms removing the
insulation from piping.
Unfortunately, that insulation likely contained
To make matters worse, he said, he also worked in private industry in a job
that involved exposure to
The man is worried because he has failed a pulmonary function test given by
an Owen-Cornings lab when he worked at that company.
"How do I proceed?" he asked us.
Our response is that first and foremost, people in this situation should
receive the proper medical care and find out if they have been diagnosed with an
asbestos-related disease. While we hope
this is not the case--and that exposure to asbestos has not harmed them--we may be able to
help them find legal remedy if asbestos has compromised their health.
Many people who worked in boiler rooms on ships and removed insulation from
piping 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, our asbestos lawyers may be able to help you
receive compensation for your health problems.
For over two decades, Weitz & Luxenberg P.C. has handled some of the most
legally complicated and groundbreaking asbestos litigation in the country,
winning many millions of dollars in verdicts and settlements along the
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.