Many sailors were exposed to asbestos on Navy warships. File a claim with us for your asbestos illness.
From the 1930s through the mid-1970s, the U.S. Navy employed asbestos-containing products in its warships and shipyards.
This is because asbestos was highly valued for its tremendous heat and fire resistance.
Asbestos was viewed as so beneficial the Navy used the carcinogen in more than 300 materials for construction and repair aboard warships and at shipyards.
Asbestos was primarily used in insulation and for materials located in engine and boiler rooms of warships, where heat resistance remains vital.
Those who worked below deck in those warships, such as boilermakers, were heavily subjected to asbestos fibers.
Boilermakers had to maintain, install, and repair the asbestos-insulated boilers in naval vessels, which easily release asbestos fibers through normal operations.
Thousands of people who worked on Navy warships 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 way.
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.
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.