Did your job in the United States Navy Cause an Asbestos related
Our Asbestos attorneys may be able to help you file a
Recently, a veteran of the United States Navy, contacted us to say that he was
exposed to asbestos while serving as a machinists mate.
"My duties as a machinists mate was to install and remove asbestos lagging from piping and
machinery on the ships I was stationed on while in the Navy," he said.
He said the job entailed pouring asbestos
in to a bucket of water, mixing it with his hands and appling it to piping and
machinery in the engine rooms
of the ships.
"We did not use any kind of safety protective measures so as not to inhale
the stuff because no one told use the stuff was bad to inhale," he recalled.
Now, unfortunately, he has been diagnosed with asbestosis by a pulmonary
Navy veterans frequently had exposure to asbestos from jobs or
removal operations, for example, ripouts.
Many naval ships still have asbestos as it was often used to make gaskets, brakes, clutches.
Many United States World War II veterans, including ex-Navy and ship personnel, were exposed to asbestos
dust and fibers from frayed materials, insulation or overheads.
Additionally, the US Navy used asbestos products in ship construction, repair
and overhaul at naval shipyards.
Many who served in the United States Navy 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
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