Radioman communications job exposed many sailors to asbestos. We can help you file a claim for compensation.
Many people are unaware that sailors such as those with the role of radioman--those who worked in MAINCOMM (or main communication room) of naval vessels--were exposed to asbestos.
A lot of those in the role of radioman were exposed to asbestos dust over a relatively short time period on major Naval vessels. Radiomen were typically deployed on cruises for six to nine months.
Upon the return from a cruise, the ship would undergo an “evolution," in which maintenance would be done on the ship and the equipment to extend the working life of the vessel.
Unfortunately, this maintenance would include stripping and repainting many areas of the ship, replacing the flight deck, and other jobs that involved exposure to asbestos-containing materials.
A radioman would invariably be exposed to the asbestos dust and fibers emanating from that work.
From the 1930s through the mid-1970s, the U.S. Navy employed asbestos-containing products in its ships.
Fire safety requirements aboard sea-going vessels led the Navy to use asbestos for its tremendous heat and fire resistance.
In fact, asbestos became so valued that the Navy used this carcinogen for more than 300 materials for construction and repair aboard warships and at shipyards.
Many veterans who held the job of radioman 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 their disease.
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