Sailors have a right to seek financial compensation when diagnosed with asbestos-related mesothelioma
A man recently wrote a first-person newspaper article about his father who
was one of many sailors who died of mesothelioma after serving in the Navy.He pointed out that his father
developed the mesothelioma cancer,
which is caused by asbestos
exposure, 65 years after coming in contact with the carcinogen while a
sailor during World War II.
His family had moved forward with a mesothelioma lawsuit and was awarded a
substantial settlement from
a U.S. manufacturer of asbestos
He pointed out that as a sailor, his father was never warned that other
sailors were dying of mesothelioma and other asbestos lung illness and he might be in danger.
Weitz & Luxenberg has ample evidence that U.S. manufacturers of asbestos
products knowingly produced products hazardous to a person's health.
This evidence dates as far back as the 1920s.
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.
Sailors were exposed to asbestos in
insulation and in the materials located in engine and boiler rooms, where heat resistance is
Many sailors 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.